Technique – dry embossing

Featuring dry embossing

One Cool Cat

Hi there!

Today I’m playing along with one of my favourite sketch challenges, Freshly Made Sketches.

I spent a good part of my crafty time this morning trying to get to grips with a technique Tim Holtz demonstrated last year in the hopes of incorporating it into my entry today. Suffice to say that I still need to perfect said technique so instead this afternoon, I turned to an older Hero Arts Layering Stamp set (Brave Lion). I paired it with a sentiment by My Favorite Things.

The panel was embossed using a Park Lane Paperie embossing folder called Aztec and added a Honey Bee Stamps Heart Vine die cut for good measure!

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Butterfly field

Hello again!

Next up is my entry into one of my favourite sketch challenges, Freshly Made Sketches.

I’ve always loved dry embossing but haven’t used my folders much since I switched to the Gemini Junior die cutting machine. I could never get the plate/sandwich quite right. Last week, I decided to get my old manual die cutting machine out again, so I cleared some space in my craft room and set it up. So far, so good! The Gemini will continue to be my favourite machine for die cutting but it was so good to get a decent first impression with an embossing folder again!

So the reason for this little back story is that I was able to quickly emboss this sweet flowery scene with my new set up using an older Couture Creations folder. I added some die cut butterflies (Stampin Up, Memory Box and Simon Says Stamp) and a sentiment by Clearly Besotted.

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Potted Plant hugs

Hi everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

This CAS card came together very quickly! I used the beautiful Penny Black Potted Plant die together with a sentiment from The Ton and an embossing folder by Taylored Expressions.

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Christmas in July 2020 – Day 22

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Welcome to Day 22 of  Christmas in July! Today I’m playing along with the Case this Sketch challenge.

I love embossing folders and decided to use the beautiful Pinecone Plethora by Gemini for my take on the sketch. I embossed some dark blue cardstock and then applied some gilding wax over the embossed image – first time using the wax and I just love the shimmer. Now I want to get the wax in an antique gold, I think that would look lovely for other festive cards!

To complete my card, I added the two strips of silver cardstock and a sentiment by Julie Hickey!

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