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Marbled Embossing Powder Technique

Marbled Embossing Powder Technique

Ever want to know how to marble with embossing powder?  Let Shannon show you the way.

Step 1

For a matted A2 card, cut this panel to 3 ¾” x 5”

Step 2

Line your spray tub with a paper towel.

Step 3

Spray adhesive from bottom edge of panel. You want to go heavier to lighter towards the center about a third of the way up the card.


Step 4

Apply your first layer of embossing powder. You will want to apply it heavier along the bottom getting lighter towards the center like you sprayed your adhesive. Tilt your panel back and forth sifting the excess powder off the edges as you work your card. Go up about a third of the way like your spray allowing for little jags and uneven lines to give it a more blended marble look.

DO NOT HEAT YET. You will not heat the powder until all three layers are applied to your panel.

Tip: Be careful how you hold the panel as you do not want to remove your embossing powder once applied.

Step 5

Spray adhesive across your card where your last layer ended to about ⅔ of the way up your card.


Step 6

Pour embossing powder in a line across your card just above where your last layer ended. Sift it down a little lightly to overlap the edge of your last layer and then sift it up ⅔ of the way up your card leaving the last third for your last color.

Step 7

pray from the clean end of your card inwards. Heavier on the end lighter towards the edge of the last layer of embossing powder.


Step 8

Working from the edge inward, apply your last embossing powder. Allow the edges to be uneven again to create your marble effect.


Step 9

Because of the 130lb weight of this cardstock, I was able to lay my panel down to emboss it. (also had a heat resistant mat underneath) You can also lay it in your spray box to keep it contained while heating. This method avoids rubbing embossing powder off inadvertently and saves your fingers from the heat.

Step 10

Assemble and embellish cards as desired. (For the sample I matted my panel onto gold cardstock and adhered those to a black card base. I used the same 2 cardstock colors with the sentiment die and adhered the die cut with foam tape. I finished with gold and silver embellishments. A video for this card can be found on my YouTube channel.


-Heavyweight cardstock (I used Brutus Monroe Not Your Mama’s cardstock 130lb.) -Adhesive Spray (I used Pixie Spray from Thermoweb) -Embossing Powders (I used Brutus Monroe embossing powers in the following colors: Gilded Sparkle, Sterling and Mic Drop) -Heat Tool (I used Ranger Heat It Craft Tool)

-Spray Box (I use a cheap dollar store wash pan I lovingly refer to as my “ugly bucket”

 Other supplies as needed. (used here: Brutus Monroe Raven cardstock and Elegant Essentials cardstock in Gilded, Brutus Monroe dies - Christopher’s Sentiments, and FSJ Fashion Gold and Fashion Silver Embellishments.

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