Comparison of Silver Embossing Powders & Cardstocks

I have wanted to see if there are better silver embossing powders and if they work differently on different card stock.
I chose the four most common embossing powders and card stock that is common and at a variety of prices.

I used:
Wow! Super Fine Embossing Powder 1/2 oz. $3.49 at–that’s where I bought mine, but they no longer sell silver in this size, so here’s a link for a selection of metallic embossing powders from Amazon.
Stampin’ Up! Emboss Powder 1/2 oz. $5.00 If you don’t have a Stampin’ Up representative to make your order, Brian King has been really kind to me and is a terrific representative, and you can contact him by email at
Ranger Super Fine Embossing Powder .56 oz. $4.99 at
Brutus Monroe Ultra fine Embossing powder Sterling 1 oz. $5.99 link:

The fine and super fine powders are better used on sentiments and lined images instead of on a filled in image like the circle we’ll be using.

To keep your paper clean and ensure your powder doesn’t stick where you don’t want it, you can make your own pouch of corn starch or baby powder by using a knee high, filling about 2 tbsp. of either powder or corn starch and knot it close to the filling, then cut off the excess knee high, or buy a pouch or tool online…Here are a couple of options. Pick one that is a pouch or on the second line, the bottle with a brush on top.

Stamps used:
Happy Birthday (no longer available) here’s their current happy birthday peg stamp.
Perfect Layering Circles You can buy a single circle or the set and I am giving you all of the options..I used the second largest circle in this video.

Card stocks used:
Cream Recollections Heavyweight from Michaels: Link:
Neenah Solar White 80 lb. I apologize that I said it was 90 lb in the video, as I threw away my packaging…. link: Amazon
Georgia Pacific 110 lb cardstock from Walmart link:

I stamped with Versamark ink link:

The only embossing powder I used that was NOT super fine was the Stampin’ Up, and I did not notice any different in results between it and the other powders when inking once.

All of the powders did a great job on the sentiment and all did not do well on the full circle when inked and heat set once.

When I inked and heat set twice, the results were as follows:
Stampin’ Up and Brutus Monroe both worked best on Neenah
Ranger worked best on Georgia Pacific
Wow worked best on Recollections Heayweight


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