Dry Embossing with Dies Technique

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Today we are going to be using dies in a unique way. We will be embossing a piece of cardstock with the dies. You think that dies are only for cutting. We will show you that you can take them further than die-cutting.

Steps to dry embossing with dies:

  • Referring to your die-cutting machine manufacturer’s recommended sandwich for embossing with dies.
  • Spray cardstock with water to loosen the fibers. This will help prevent your cardstock from cracking.
  • You will then use an embossing mat to prevent the die from cutting through the cardstock.

I have an older Sizzix machine I use and the sandwich I used is:

  • Main plate
  • Cutting plate
  • Embossing mat
  • Cardstock
  • Die
  • Cutting plate

Here is the card that I created using this technique.

Here is a closer look at the embossed image. I forgot to spray it with water; as you can see, the image is cracking. If I had sprayed it with water, it would have been a more defined image.

I hope you will give this technique a try. Now let us head on over to Candi Surian of Stamp with Candi to see her project.

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5.Lorraine Tierney – ChatnCraft with Lorraine (USA)
6.Caron Bailey – Sweets Stampin Creations, Stampin’ Up! (USA)
7.Donna Schnees-Cupcakes and Lattes Stampers (USA)
8.Candi Suriano – Stamp with Candi (USA)
9.Linda A Moore – Moore Fun Stamping and creating with Linda (USA)
10.Joy Nelson – Stamp With Joy (USA)

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