This is No Ordinary Embossing Powder

Good morning sweet friends, I have a treat to share this morning!!  Over the years I’ve collected many craft supplies but one of my most coveted collections is my drawers of embossing powder.  I’ve always been mesmerized by it.  Recently my dear friend Seth Apter introduced new line of 7 luscious embossing powders that he designed for Emerald Creek.  They are called Baked Texture and my-oh-my, it wasn’t until I had them in hand that I realized these are no ordinary embossing powders – they are delightfully chunky and they are like nothing you’ve ever seen!

I can hardly even describe them other than to say they are a mixture of dreamy, creamy crystals and combined with sprinklings of colors that melt into a wonderful canvas of textured and variegated color.  Since these little jars have been in my possession I’ve tried them on quite a few surfaces and thought I would share three of those with you today…

My favorite powder is the Vintage Beeswax (I can’t even tell you how happy this one makes me :-)  (Use the link to take a peek and hover over picture for a close up).  I knew that I wanted to try the crackled glass technique that I honestly had not been able to do with plain embossing powder.   I stamped the vintage lady onto a piece of white pergamano (paper) that I had in my stash with Stazon Ink.  I ran my Versamark inkpad across the entire panel and then sprinkled on embossing powder and repeated the process 3 times.  Then I placed the panel in my freezer.  It immediately began to curl, twist and crackle right before my eyes – so exciting!

I went back to my studio to rub a Ranger Brushed Corduroy Inkpad across the surface.  Then I wiped it off with a baby wipe such that the ink settled down in the cracks.  It gave the vintage lady a worn and distressed look as if this card was unearthed from a long forgotten hope chest.  Finally before attaching to my card base, I ran a damp teabag across the front as well as the Graceful Damask Border to make the paper look aged.  This card was an absolute treat to make!!

My second favorite is an amazing powder called Chunky Rust (click on link to take a peek – hover over picture for close up).  Oh my, there are fibers in this one and they melt to make an amazing looking rust.  I took a wood element and inked it with my Versamark Pad. On my second pass I added touches of Patina Oxide to give the rust a little character.

Tied at second also is Patina Oxide (click on link to take a peek – hover over picture for close up :-)).  In my stash I have collected lots of chipboard elements.  They just don’t seem to come to life with plain paint.  Imagine my joy when I inked them with my Versamark Pad, sprinkled Patina Oxide and used the heat gun to emboss.  It was quick and fast!!  I simply added the chipboard piece as a frame and stamped one of my favorite Quietfire Design Sentiments – Give Thanks Set.  This was a quick and easy card and the chipboard element took the molten embossing powder very well.

It is safe to say that embossing powders are back!!  Keep a look out on Seth’s Blog all week to see who is using his powders and how – he describes the line up in this post —–> HERE!

StampsQuietfire Design – Give Thanks Set  
Paper:  Various
Ink:  Versamark
Accessories:  Baked Texture Embossing Powders by Seth Apter,  Amazing Paper Grace Dies by SpellbindersGraceful Damask Border, Lace – Michaels, Satin Ribbon, Recollections Pearls


Tomorrow, the Amazing Paper Grace Creative Team are sharing baskets (clever baskets) – you won’t want to miss them!! Thanks so much for stopping by!!


  • Melissa BoveMarch 20, 2018 - 8:25 am

    Wow!! So pretty Becca! Those powders look fabulous! Love that Patina one especially!!ReplyCancel

  • LageneMarch 20, 2018 - 8:26 am

    Gorgeous creations, thanks for sharing this product!ReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanMarch 20, 2018 - 8:45 am

    These cards are stunning love what a little embossing powder can do to a card. Quinty girlReplyCancel

  • Kristine VencelMarch 20, 2018 - 9:02 am

    Hi Becca!
    I have been coveting these embossing powders ever since watching the CHA demos. Sigh. Haven’t been able to find them in this area though. The local store that I know would have carried them closed last year so I am in the lurch. I haven’t seen anyone advertise them in stock online, either. I only see bloggers using them. Soooooo, I am trying to be patient. Lol
    Thank you for sharing new ways to use them. ????ReplyCancel

  • Debi AdamsMarch 20, 2018 - 9:29 am

    Oh my gosh! You really took these to a new level Becca! And that Beeswax..ah!?? Love how well the embossing powders work with your classic, elegant style.ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenMarch 20, 2018 - 9:40 am

    HOW GORGEOUS, BECCA! I think the embossing powders are making a come back too! LOL I saw on another blog, another type of embossing powder also….. They are doing things to the powders that are EXTRAORDINARILY BEAUTIFUL!!! ;) I LOOOVE the vintage touches you’ve given your cards with these powders! LOOOVE the vintage lady you’ve done! We NEED images like this out there…. Do tell where the stamp comes from???? If it is still available????ReplyCancel

  • DarleneMarch 20, 2018 - 10:09 am

    Seth & Emerald Creek are a match made in heaven. You have taken what they have done to a different place.ReplyCancel

  • Chelsesa JohnsonMarch 20, 2018 - 10:16 am

    You make everything beautiful, Becca. Even grungy stuff isn’t grungy when you use it. It’s beautiful!!
    (Did I read correctly that these are put in the freezer to activate the powder? “Then I placed the panel in my freezer.” That is so different. I saw further down you had heated with your heat tool, which is more traditional. So these powders work both ways?)ReplyCancel

  • Beverly JordanMarch 20, 2018 - 12:08 pm

    So elegant and beautifully done!! Have loved Seth’s stamps from previously so am not surprised that he has taken this a step further with the embossing powders!! They look remarkable and your use of them on the first Vintage lady card is amazing the crackle you got!! The Rust and Patina are so beautiful as well!! You always inspire us to try new things and this is wonderful with the embossing powders! So appreciate you sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa HoelMarch 20, 2018 - 4:46 pm

    These powders are wonderful! I’m going to try the cracked glass technique – that’s a new one to me! =) thanks!!ReplyCancel

  • Gwen LMarch 20, 2018 - 4:55 pm

    Such gorgeous cards! I would never have thought to use the cracked glass technique with the Vintage Beeswax, but it turned out amazing! I’m totally trying that now!ReplyCancel

  • Nancy G.March 20, 2018 - 6:18 pm

    What beautiful work. Thanks for sharing your techniques with several of the powders.ReplyCancel

  • Terri WMarch 20, 2018 - 6:31 pm

    Those embossing powders look so intriguing! Thanks for sharing your projects with us Becca.ReplyCancel

  • Denise SpillaneMarch 20, 2018 - 11:27 pm

    Beautiful ideasReplyCancel

  • Pam TASMarch 21, 2018 - 4:24 am

    Love the chunky rust love embossing powders
    they are always a go to .
    Thank you Becca for sharing hugs Pam XXXReplyCancel

  • Crafty CruiserMarch 21, 2018 - 3:22 pm

    These projects are so beautiful. It’s been a long time since I used embossing powders but your great ideas have started me thinking!ReplyCancel

  • Donna CervantezMarch 21, 2018 - 4:06 pm

    Wow I love your cards and those embossing powders look awesomeReplyCancel

  • BenteMarch 22, 2018 - 3:43 am

    Beautiful cards, Becca :))
    And the powders look amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Sylvia/LittleTreasuresMarch 23, 2018 - 2:34 pm

    Loving all of you new designs. Can’t wait to try the new embossing powders..Awesome technique with the bees wax and I love the Vintage Lady stamp.ReplyCancel

  • SophiaMarch 31, 2018 - 8:57 pm

    Hi Becca – I love the vintage lady image. Which stamp is that?ReplyCancel