Embossing Powders add to the magic of embossing. They are essentially a fast-melting powder that creates texture, visual interests or adds a touch of dimension and shine to your project. Embossing powder comes in a variety of hues and shades and is often have in different grades (from super fine to chunky glitter). Embossing powders are often used with embossing inks and heat tools. The embossing inks work as a slow drying glue that holds the embossing powders to the location where you want them while the heat tool melts the powders to create a raised pattern.