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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Embossing Powder comparison

Hi guys!
A while ago I made some swatch sheets of my embossing powders, so I could easily compare their colours and finishes. This has made matching an embossing powder to a project so much easier! I wish I had done this long ago :)  

I thought I'd post my sheets here, so you can see how simple and easy it is to do, and so you can colour compare if you are looking for a new embossing powder. I certainly don't have ALL the embossing powders, but I am working on it ;) and will add to these sheets as I get more.

I always swatch my mists as soon as I unpack them, and adding a new EP to these sheets is also super easy as I'm unpacking a new order.

Click each image to enlarge.

Here you can see a bit of the difference between the metallic gold ZING and gold glitter finish ZING.

The American Crafts pink glitter ZING is a very rosy type of pink.

These are the few embossing powders I have that are not AC ZING. I actually am totally in love with the Recollections opaque bling. :)  I used it on the feather in the layout detail below.



7 comments:

Sherry C said...

Great idea! I need to do this!

Irma said...

Great idea! I've done color swatches with all my inks, and have a folder for punch/ die cut shapes. I need to do one for embossing powders too!

Jill said...

This is helpful! I was on the fence about a few of these. They've been in and out of my cart at Two Peas, but now I think I can finally make up my mind!

Krystie said...

I can picture this being very helpful! wonderful tip!

Andrea Garland said...

Hi Ashley I have a question I have the gold glitter Zing embossing powder a tried it 2 times and I don't know if I'm doing something wrong or is the embossing is like that. I put the versamark, the glitter embossing powder and heated. When it's ready I touch it all the glitter fell apart leaving holes in the image or word.

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Kathleen said...

Thanks so much for this post! I am right now online shopping for new embossing powders and was searching for a photo of what the pink glitter powder by AC looked like "live" - so thank you! :D

Jessica Bogart said...

I am having a hard time buying the neon embossing powders - where did you buy these great colors?

Thanks!