Embossing is the art of embellishing by creating a raised surface by melting powder resins. Ranger was the first to bring embossing to the rubber stamper in 1980. We originally started with one color, Clear. Now, we have created over 100 powders to choose from ranging in finishes from shiny to metallic to puffy to texturized to glitzy. All of Ranger's Embossing Powders are non-toxic and acid free for use in Memory Albums and Photo Journals. They can be used over any type of water-based ink including dye, pigment and embossing inks.