Learn Ways to Make Projects Pop with Heat Embossing

Create Your Own Pattern

by Martha Lucia Gomez


If you like to draw your own designs and create your own patterns, VersaMarker is the perfect tool to make the ordinary be extraordinary. Heat emboss your own designs making something unique on each card. Today I will share with you two different ways to use the VersaMarker!

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 45 minutes



Step 1

Stamp the image as you regularly would. To create this card I used a clear stamp that has a lot of fine details, so I stamped this using VersaFine Onyx Black. Make sure to use an ink that will stay “open” or sticky for the embossing powder in the next step.


Step 2

Cover the stamped image with Clear Embossing Powder and melt the powder with the heat tool.


Step 3

Use the VersaMarker to paint in a part that you want to cover with a color of embossing powder. I decided to color the leaves with Verdigris Embossing Powder.


Step 4

Color each section and emboss one by one to avoid the ink drying.


Step 5

Adding a second color of embossing powder can create a dynamic design. I colored the center of the flowers with Candy Red Embossing Powder.


Step 6

Take a piece of card stock and using either of the tips of the VersaMarker, draw your design. Again, I recommended you draw this in smaller sections to avoid the ink drying. The VersaMarker has a brush and bullet point so it’s perfect for every project. Cover the part that you drew with black embossing powder and melt it with the heat tool.


Step 7

To make a big color impact, sponge Kaleidacolor Ink in the Baby Powder palette using an InkBlusher onto your design. I applied the ink starting from the center with the lightest color working to the outside in the different shades.


Step 8

I noticed there were some light lines in the design. After the Kaleidacolor is dry (it dries pretty quickly) just trace over with the VersaMarker and heat emboss with the same powder. Good as new!


Step 9

To finalize the card, re-size the embossed pieces and paste these over the card base and decorate with your own style.

Before I go, one more thing- always store your VersaMarker horizontally and clean your tips after using it!


  • Close to My Heart – Joyful Wishes Everyday Life
  • Cardstock – Whisper White and Basic Black
  • Cross Stitched Square Die Cut (optional)
  • Die cut machine (optional)











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