Saturday, July 18, 2020

Dry Embossing, Part 1

If you follow my InkyScrapper Facebook page, then you might have caught my video about dry embossing basics.  (If not, you can find it HERE.)  I have set a goal for myself to make a "tips & techniques" video each week.  My goal was live each Tuesday, but that hasn't happened yet, but I am two weeks in at least.  The first video was how to use Thin Cuts die cuts, so I continued with my die cutting machine to feature dry embossing.  (Next week will be dry embossing, part 2, with more advanced techniques.)
Each card featured a 4"x5.25" dry embossed panel.  This first one uses a retired floral embossing folder with Wisteria card stock.  I went back and painted the flowers with Wisteria shimmer brush. (I think I prefer it without, but I didn't think to take before/after pictures.)  The sentiment is from the retired Yesterday & Today Cardmaking stamp set, and the patterned paper is from the retired Every Little Thing collection.  The Wisteria ribbon is currently available.
(close up of the Wisteria shimmer brush detail)

My second card uses a non-CTMH embossing folder.  It was a gift, and I'm not sure of the manufacturer.  I used the same sentiment and piece of the retired Mix-In collection and sparkles to embellish.

This third card may be my favorite!  Before I embossed the card stock with the retired scallops folder, I inked the folder with Glacier, Lagoon, and Sapphire.
The fish and bubbles are from the current Summer Vibes Cardmaking stamp set & Thin Cuts.  I freehand cut (free cut?) the "seaweed" from the same retired Mix-In 
Can you see how I painted the images and "seaweed" with shimmer brushes?  Candy Apple on the seaweed, clear on the bubbles, and Lemonade and Peach on the fish makes this card even cuter in real life.  I haven't decided on a sentiment yet- either the "Just Keep Swimming" from the set or possibly "Birthday Fishes" from the (retired) April stamp of the month.

As always, if you have any questions, ask them in the comments.  Of course I love to get comments if you've taken the time to stop by.  Just keep swimming!


  1. My comments keep disappearing part way through. If they are showing up partially, please delete the incomplete ones.
    I have enjoyed your facebook live presentations, and I miss our classes. One day we'll be "in person" again. Meanwhile, you inspire me to get out my cuttlebug and do some embossing!


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