Technique Tuesday - Dry Embossing

I'm baaaack! I had so much fun at convention and created a lot of cool artwork that I can't wait to show you. However, it is time for technique Tuesday, so you will have to wait one more day. This is soooo easy and makes a card or layout look great. You can dry emboss with so many products. I chose to make straight lines that you can make using a Scor-Pal, your Fiskars paper cutter and scoring blade or an empressor guide and tool. Here are the directions:

Dry Embossing
  • Take your cardstock and place it on one of the above items. You will need to decide on spacing.
  • Drag your scoring blade, empressor tool, Scor-Pal tool or even a dry embossing stylus along the edge or groove.
  • Keep moving your cardstock with the same spacing or varied spacing. You can stop at straight lines or make a grid. The possibilities are endless.
  • Lightly sand the paper to bring out the design. Do not sand too much. You don't want to rub off the raised lines.
Here is the card I made today using this technique. I left it simple, so you could see the background. It doesn't need a lot to dress it up.

For this card I used Give Thanks and Nature's Vein stamp sets. The colors are barn red, cranberry, goldrush, autumn terracotta, garden green and olive. I stamped Thankful on a spectrum pad.

In addition, here is one page of a layout I did a while ago that shows this same technique.

For this layout, I used solo "t", and Essential Alphabet and dimensional letters. The colors are moonstruck, clover meadow and grey wool.

Now, it is your turn!

Stop by over the next few days and see what I created at convention. It was awesome to create with 350 fellow consultants. I got a lot of new ideas!

Happy Stamping!
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Michelle said...

Your card and layout are adorable! I LOVE that technique, I will have to try it.

Jeanne said...

This is one of my favorite techniques and I'm glad you chose to showcase it. I LOVE the card-I need to break out that stamp set. The layout is super.

I'm glad you had fun on your weekend. Can't wait to see what you did there!


Connie said...

Great card and layout. I will be using this for my children's cards and thanksgiving invites for next year!!!