Embossing Powder With Embossing Folders

Hello crafty friends! Thanks for stopping by. The design team hop this week is showcasing embossing powder! My project today uses the gorgeous Brutus Monroe embossing powders in the shades "Penny" and "Coffee Grounds". Coffee grounds is part of the Embossing Powder of the Month Club.
If you sign up for the Embossing Powder club, you will receive a unique, limited edition powder once each month. IF there are any powders left over from the subscriptions, they will be sold in store until gone.
Also, everyone that SUBSCRIBES to ANY of the subscriptions (Stamp Club, Inspiration Box, EP), will also receive 15% off on every in store purchase at any time. This is ONLY if you subscribe!

Coffee grounds is this deep, rich brown color that really does resemble coffee grounds! I opened it and automatically took a sniff because it looked like the real deal! I decided to use it with their Penny embossing powder, which is a stunning, shiny coppery shade. The metallic embossing powders were my first purchase with Brutus Monroe, and I haven't reached for any other brands since I bought them! I took the Vintage Tapestry embossing folder, and tapped gently inside (the side that will make contact with the front of the cardstock) with the embossing ink. Then I inserted a sheet of Alabaster cardstock and ran it through my die cutting machine. Immediately after taking the cardstock out, I scattered areas of Coffee Grounds and Penny randomly across the surface and shook off the excess. At this point there was embossing powder on both the embossed and debossed surfaces, and I considered using a tiny paintbrush to try to brush off the raised areas, but ultimately I like the vintage, distress-y look and I left it alone. I melted the powder with my heat tool and cut it down to a square. I cut a slightly larger square of Alabaster cardstock, and adhered the two pieces together. I cut a long strip of vellum and wrapped it around the front of my squares, and secured it to the back with regular clear tape. Then I used my "Hello" die to cut three pieces of Raven cardstock, and a piece of Copper glitterstock, and adhered them together for a more raised effect. I glued the word to the vellum strip, and I popped the whole thing up with foam tape onto a square card base.

I really love how the Coffee Grounds and Penny look together! The dark embossing powder really makes the debossed areas appear even deeper. Check out the embossing powder of the month club; it makes for a fun surprise in the mail each month!

Next stop on the hop is Berina! Check out her beautiful project.


  1. I have never tried using 2 colors like you did and never with an embossing folder. My head is spinning with ideas now. Thanks.


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