Ok....so I'm kinda new to the card making and embossing technique. I had made some cards and thought I had bought the right materials for the stamping and glitter. My glitter wasn't sticking and it just turned into a HUGE mess. I looked at some posts on here regarding this tool. I ended up buying the Marvy Heat Tool this weekend and fell in love with it! It also helped that I bought the correct glitter or should I say embossing powder...lol! This tool is so easy to use. I wish I would have bought it along time ago. Not only did I use it to emboss but I also used it to remove some paper that I had adhered to a card previously and decided not to use. I just held the heat tool over the corners where the paper had been adhered with adhesive squares. The paper lifted right up with no problem. All I can say is this is one of the best tools I've bought.
have had this handy tool for a few years now. love to emboss. make sure to warm it up a bit first before using it on your paper, it'll minimize the chances of scorching the paper.
I have used several heat embossing tools and this is one of the best!
I was new to embossing when I purchased this Marvy Embossing Heat Tool and was worried about how easy it would be to learn how to use and if I would know if it was working when I went to heat up my embossing powders. So, I got out my stamp, ink, powder and gun, stamped my image, sprinkled on my powder, turned on the gun and it was instantly hot when I hovered it over the image and it transformed in seconds! I was so amazed at how I could get the image right the first time and how I just switched on the tool and it was instantly hot and got the job done in the blink of an eye! The stand makes it easy to put on any surface while the Heat Tool cools down and is safe to use in virtually every environment. The gun doesn't get too hot and cools down quickly. Quick and sooo easy to use!
Oh Marvy heat tool, how I love thee. After struggling unsuccessfully to emboss for the first time with Carolee's Creations Hot Boss (which is apparently good for special effects but horribly ineffective for regular embossing), I bought this, used it and breathed a sigh of relief. Embossing is quick and effective with this tool, producing lovely results in record time. You can also use this to dry certain inks on certain materials, for shrinking shrink plastic & to impress patterns onto moldable stylus tips (heat the tip, press a stamp on it). Has a little stand so you can prop this up. Reasonably priced. This is such a great and reliable tool!