Did you know you can heat emboss with metal dies? Immediately add more life to your craft supplies with this easy technique with such delicate and pretty results like this!

So Simple to Heat Emboss with Metal Dies

Get More Life From Your Craft Supplies

Have you got a little black dress you pair with everything? Flats, heels, boots? Pearls, gold, silver? What a great feeling to get variety and tons more wear from that one little purchase.

Well, I want to make sure you have multiple ways to use your craft stash too so you get that same feeling!

That’s why I was so inspired by Manuela Geiswinkler’s idea a couple weeks ago on Facebook. She used her Springtime Impressions dies for her card designs. And since you asked to see these dies in action this week…it was a match made in heaven!

Look how soft and pretty this embossed image is up close!

I LOVE This Look When I Heat Emboss with Metal Dies

Is your mind whirling away, thinking about all your dies and how they would look? How about we dive into the supplies and how-to so you can get to it!

Plus I learned a few super important tips along the way as I played with how to heat emboss metal dies you need to know.

Heat Emboss with Metal Dies

These are the must-have’s for this technique.


Before we get too far, here are your measurements.

Cuttin’ It Up!

  • Purple Posy cardstock – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Shimmery White cardstock – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Highland Heather cardstock – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • 3/8″ Scalloped Lace Trim & Purple Posy 1/2″ Scalloped Linen Ribbon – about 4 1/2″ each

Let’s Make It!

1.Place a glue dot on the smoother side of your die and stick on a clear block.

2. Pat your Versamark pad directly on top of the die.

3. Stamp onto your paper. BIG TIP: Make sure to stamp with a Stampin’ Pierce mat under your paper. That little bit of give is really important to get a great impression. EVEN BIGGER TIP: Your stamped image is going to be very faint . But it IS there so don’t stamp over it again. (yup, you guessed it – bin there, done that! 😋) BIGGEST TIP YET: Don’t use your Popeye strength here! Play around with how hard you press as you can transfer ink from the edge of the block onto your cardstock.

4. Sprinkle with embossing powder and heat. TIP: I didn’t need to use my Embossing Buddy to run over my cardstock first – and I did the technique a couple times. You could however do this at home just to be safe.

Give THIS a Try! Heat Emboss with Metal Dies

The Rest of the Card

5. Stamp greeting near top of the butterfly in Highland Heather ink. TIP: I used my Stamparatus to get perfect placement. (You can see my video here on how it makes perfect placement easy.)

6. Separate the scalloped edging from one side of your piece of Purple Posy ribbon. TIP: Just pull up on the end and it will come apart pretty easily and leaves an awesome frayed edge.

7. Wrap lace trim around card and secure on the back with SNAIL. Overlap Purple Posy edged trim on straight side of lace and also secure in back. Glue to Shimmey White panel then to front of folded Highland Heather card.

New Technique! Heat Emboss with Metal Dies

8. Add two pearls to centre of butterfly.

Absolutely GORGEOUS Heat Emboss with Metal Dies

Over to You!

I’m pretty sure you have a die – or two or three – that is ideal for this technique. Pull it out and give it a go and let me know how it goes.

Even better? Share a pic with me at [email protected].

Heat Emboss with Metal Dies

Thanks For Stopping By

FAST & FUN! Heat Emboss with Metal Dies

That wraps up this week’s designing with dies feature. Hop on over to my Facebook page and get your vote in for the one you liked best!

  1. Wild Rose dies pillow box? or
  2. the Noble Peacock peek through card? or
  3. this delicate butterfly thanks?

And if you want more ways to get more life from craft supplies? I’ve got a whole category of ieas beside how to heat emboss with metal dies – check them out!

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