Using a slow drying ink, stamp your image onto the paper/surface.
Pour on the embossing powder. Make sure to do this right after applying the ink.
Tip: I just dumped it on, I used alot at a time because in the end, I just poured the excess back in the container to save for next time.
Remove excess embossing powder.
Tip: Make sure large excess areas are completely removed, especially when using colored or glittered powders. I had extra on a couple when I went to heat and they ended up staying on the paper.
Using a heat embossing tool, heat the powder. Make sure to have the tool about 2-3 inches away from the paper and do not over heat! I burned a couple papers that were either overheated or heated to closely causing a bit of smoke and singed paper.
Turn off the embossing tool! I tend to forget to turn things off, or just think I didn;t turn them off, like my straightner. Luckily heat embossers make a noise so it's a good reminder to turn it off. Once the tool is off let it cool before storing it.
I've become obsessed with embossing, what's your favorite craft?