Brutus Monroe embossing powder swatches

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Have you seen all the different Brutus Monroe embossing powders we have in the shop?  We also have the embossing ink pad and refill, and the Magic Bag (antistatic powder) and refill.  I have created a free download printable grid swatch chart for the embossing colours we stock.

In the shop, we have separated the embossing powders into groups to make it easier for you to find the powder you want.  Classic, Metallic, Sparkly and the powders that give different effects.


I have a video on YouTube where I swatch out and heat emboss all the colours, but here are the photographs of the swatches for a closer look.


Classic Colours

Alabaster is the one embossing powder we have difficulty keeping in stock – this is your most loved embossing powder.  Icicle is the crystal clear colour, and Raven is the black. These are grouped together in the Classic embossing powders, along with the Pearl, and Marshmallow.


Confession time: I am a messy heat embosser. No matter how much I try to keep the embossing powder from flying everywhere I usually do spill some.  For this video, I was being very careful and had cleaned off everything from my desk. (I even kept my coffee at the other side of the room)!



Shades of Gold

We have three shades of gold. Gilded I would say is the more traditional gold, Golden Gourd – a more yellow tone of gold and Frost Gold – a lighter shade of Golden Gourd.  All the Metallics are all equally gorgeous.



Sparklies and Glitter

There are various glitter and sparkly embossing powders.  Raven Sparkle is the sparkly black. Fairy Dust looks gorgeous over colour (I used it last year to make Janet’s birthday card). Rainbow Sparkle (is currently sold out and I don’t have this one) and Jack Frost.


Milky Way is a chunky embossing powder with opaque black with specks of gold and brown.  Start with your heat gun behind your project.  Milky Way, when melted, can only be described as a beautiful night sky.  I decided to swatch this powder off camera.  (Remember, I’m messy and need more space than I have at my desk).



Special Effects

Night Shift embosses black and changes colour in the light.  Frost Blue is the opposite as it embosses white and changes colour in the light.  I love the ice blue look from the Frost Blue shade!  (Can’t you just imagine this embossed behind the Slimline Folkstar die?)


I definitely recommend swatching out your embossing powders to see the actual shade and effect.  I have some tape adhesive behind each swatch to hold it to the card.  I may carefully pull these off, and use some Blu-tac to hold them to the card.  Then I will be able to remove swatches and hold them to my project to see which shade would look best.


Find the card, ink and other basic craft supplies here.


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