Add a little WOW to your cards by learning how to heat emboss the edges of your card stock!

Pretty Peacock card base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″
Pretty Peacock: 4″ x 5-1/2″
Floral paper: 2″ x 5-1/4″
Circle Size: 2-7/8″


I used gold embossing powder on this Thinking of you card and this is a technique that I think will look amazing on Christmas cards as well.


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In this video, I’m going to show you how to use embossing powder on the edges of your card stock for an easy WOW!

Tips for Heat Embossing Edges:

  • Start with your card stock shape – I used a deckled circle die to cut out Basic White card stock. Of course, this will work on any shape or color of card stock.
  • Practice First! For this card, I did my stamping and coloring first, then decided to add the embossing powder around the edges. At least the first time you try this, I’d do the heat embossing FIRST to see how you like it before you go to the trouble of stamping and color.
  • Set up your heat embossing tools. You’ll need a heat tool, embossing powder, and an ink that stays wet long enough to hold the powder in place, like VersaMark ink. I also like an embossing buddy to help keep static away and limit the powder sticking where I don’t want it.
  • If you’re using a circle, roll the edges of your circle in the Versamark ink, tilting it a bit if you want a little more embossing powder showing on the front. If you’re using a straight-sided shape, just run each edge across your Versamark ink pad.
  • Add embossing powder, tap off the excess, brush off the excess, etc.
  • Use your heat tool to melt the powder until it is shiny. Don’t get too close and move your heat tool around.


And there you go! You’ve got some fancy edges for your next card.

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