There Is A Difference

Last month I showed you a card that I made for a Christmas swap I was participating in.  It used the Ornament Keepsakes Stamp Set.  I had mentioned in that post about the differences in embossing powder.

I often talk about the quality of Stampin Up products and I truly believe there is a difference between companies.  I wanted to show you the difference even in something little like embossing powder.

The first picture I am going to show you was embossed using a different company’s gold embossing powder.  I stamped Peace in Versamark and then dumped almost the whole container of powder over the stamp.  I did it this way so that I was sure to get enough powder on the stamp.  I then used the new Stampin Up Heat Gun to heat up the powder.  Here is a close up picture of the other company’s powder.

Embossed with Other Company’s Powder

You can clearly see in this picture that the embossing looks pebbly or bumpy.

The next picture shows the same stamp with Stampin Up Embossing Powder.  I used the same Versamark pad and dumped practically the entire jar of the powder over the stamp.

Image using Stampin Up Embossing Powder

There is clearly a difference.  Stampin Up’s powder is smooth and thicker looking.  It is a much nicer result.  Which would you rather use?