Welcome to the August Technique Squad Blog Hop. We are a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators who hope to inspire you to try different techniques. This month we are featuring Dry Embossing. There are so many beautiful embossing folders from which to choose. If dry embossing is new to you, it is the process of pressing a pattern into a piece of card stock by inserting it into a folder. The folder is then run through a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine and when you remove the card stock it has a beautiful raised pattern imprinted on it.
I have chosen a technique of “swiping” an ink pad over the embossed image. This works best with a 3D Embossing Folder as they leave a deeper impression. I used the Fern 3D Embossing Folder on a piece of Fresh Freesia card stock. After I ran it through my Cut & Emboss machine, I swiped my ink pad across the image with the hope of only inking the raised portion. I did get ink in some of the recessed areas but as the paper dried, I found I still liked the finished product. The Two Tone Flora flowers go nicely with the ferns.
Instructions for Comfort & Strength Embossed Card
- Dry Emboss a 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ piece of Fresh Freesia card stock in the Fern 3D Embossing Folder.
- Swipe the Berry Burst ink pad across the embossed piece, holding the ink pad as flat as you can.
- Set aside to dry.
- Cut and fold an 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ card base, scored at 4 1/4″.
- Stamp two large flowers and two small flowers (Two Tone Flora Stamp set) on a scrap of Basic White and die cut. For all flowers, stamp off the “fill” stamp once and then stamp the details full strength. The large flowers are stamped in Berry Burst while the smaller flowers are Fresh Freesia.
- Die cut the largest Stylish Shapes circle from Fresh Freesia.
- Stamp on small flower in Fresh Freesia on the inside Basic White mat cut 5 1/4″ x 4″. Adhere to the inside of your card base.
- Now that your embossed piece is dry, trim it to 3 3/4″ x 5″.
- Adhere it to a Berry Burst mat cut 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″.
- Use your Dark Berry Burst Stampin’ Blend to color a length of Fresh Freesia Open Weave ribbon. Wrap it around the matted piece and tie a bow.
- Adhere it to the card front using dimensionals.
- Adhere the die cut circle just above the bow.
- Glue the flowers in place.
- Stamp the sentiment on a scrap of Basic White. Sentiment is from the Sending Smiles stamp set. Cut the words and adhere as shown.
- Add three Moody Mauve In Color dots. They will look like Berry Burst on the card!
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