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Stencils & Masking Templates

Creating Backgrounds With Embossing Powder

by Emmy van den Heuvel

finished project:


  1. VersaMark Pad #712353310018
  2. Hit the Beach Embossing Powder [EP430]
  3. Skylight Embossing Powder [EP212]
  4. 12 x 12” masking template (stencil)
  5. Cardstock: White
  • NOTE: Smaller stencils may be used and moved around after heat setting the embossing powder each time.



Step 1: Take a 12 x 12” white cardstock and place the masking template onto it. Choose the embossing powders you would like to work with.

Step 2: Add watermark ink to the areas you want to color and remove the template.

Step 3: Sprinkle embossing powder on top of the cardstock and heat emboss the set. Allow it cool down.

Step 4: Repeat steps 1 to 3 for every color you want to add to your background.

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