Happy Friday, all! Recently, I’ve been doing a lot of small white greetings on dark cardstock on my cards. And I’ve wondered if there was an ideal way to heat emboss words on black cardstock. So today I put four of my favorite black cardstocks to the test!

(Wondering what I used in this video? Everything is linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post, or in the text below. Compensated affiliate links used when possible).

The tests included the following four black cardstocks (links to online stores are included):

  • Gina K Designs Black Onyx Cardstock [ SSS | GK ]
  • Bazzill Card Shoppe Licorice Twist Cardstock [ SSS ]
  • Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock [ SSS ]
  • Hero Arts Hero Hues Pitch Black Cardstock [ SSS | HA ]

For my tests, I used only one white embossing powder, Alabaster from Brutus Monroe. Other good embossing powders mentioned in the video are from Ranger, Simon Says Stamp, and Hero Arts [ SSS | HA ].

Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to watch the video for my conclusions. :)


Compensated affiliate links used when possible. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased. Items below are shown in the order they appear in the video.

Gina K Designs Black Onyx cardstock
[ SSS | GNK ]
Hero Arts Pitch Black Cardstock
[ SSS | HA ]
Simon Says Stamp Black Card Stock
[ SSS ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Licorice Twist…
[ SSS ]
*Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Birthday
[ SSS ]
*Concord & 9th Lots to Say stamp set
[ SSS | C&9 ]
*Altenew Leaf Canopy stamp set
[ SSS | ALTN ]
Mini MISTI Stamp Positioning Tool
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Mini MISTI Grid Paper
[ SSS ]
EK Success Powder Tool
[ SSS ]
VersaMark Ink
Brutus Monroe Alabaster embossing powder
[ SSS ]
*Simon Says Stamp White Fine Detail…
[ SSS ]
Hero Arts White Detail Embossing Powder
[ SSS | HA ]
Ranger White Super Fine Embossing Powder
[ SSS ]
Sistema Storage Container (for…
Studio Katia Triangle Tray
[ SSS ]
Precision Heat Embossing Gun
[ SSS ]