Thursday, January 30, 2014

A Quick "Hi" and Embossing Technique

I had some inspiration the other day while browsing through Pinterest. Love that place, I could spend my entire day there. 

I found some tutorials on different ways to use your dry embossing.
This one tutorial caught my eye so I decided to make a postcard with the technique.

First thing you do is grab an embossing folder and a piece of patterned paper

Once your paper is embossed, you take a brayer and some embossing ink and ink up the raised portions
Using clear embossing powder you heat set the raised portions of your card stock

Once that was done, I used distress ink to go over my entire piece of paper

This is the outcome once your done with your inking, I kept going over and over it until most of my background was covered with black

Then I took a baby wipe and wiped off the ink from the embossed portions making those areas pop

I added some green paper for my backed piece some fibers, ribbon and a stamped image
My stamped image is from Stampotique called:
Carrot - by Jill Penney
and I colored her with copic markers

This is my finished postcard

Loving the texture and contrast in the background, this is a really nice technique. I think next time I might try using paint instead of the distress ink
Thanks again for stopping by, have a super day!!


  1. Love, love, love this dry embossing technique, Claudine. I need to make a card tomorrow, and will definitely try this! Love the black against all that color. Now, I can't imagine using anything else, but might try other colors, too! Thanks for this inspiration today! Mwah! KayW

  2. Good technique, thanks for sharing. Can't wait to try it.

  3. Great to see this technique used with patterned card stock. I really need to get a machine to emboss. I love Pinterest, like you spend hours just looking.