Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Technique Tuesday Blog Hop: Dry Embossing Technique

Hey Y'all!
I am so happy to be back with the Crafty Collaborators sharing another Technique Tuesday Blog Hop, and I know you are going to love this one!
I've always been a crafter...before I really got into cardmaking/papercrafting, I bought a Cricut™, and started watching YouTube videos on how to use it. There would be "suggested videos," and these people would use this hand-powered crank machine that used these folders that made impressions in the paper. It was amazing, and I was hooked. I purchased a Bigshot™, which now I have upgraded to a Stampin' Cut & Emboss machine. Dry or pressure embossing is one of my favorite things to do in cardmaking....there aren't many cards that I make that I haven't used an embossing folder!
Today, I want to show you what it looks like to emboss vellum. I've used the new In Color Shimmer Vellum.

I just placed a 4x51/2 piece in the Pretty Flowers embossing folder and ran through the macine.

I had really hoped that white border would show up on the shimmery side, but it didn't.  This is what the shimmery side looked like, I ran it through both ways, with the shimmer side facing up and down in the folder. It's pretty, but doesn't have the contrast I was hoping for. 

I stamped a sentiment from Inspired Thoughts in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and cropped it with a Hippo and Friends die. I wrapped a piece of the Fresh Freesia ribbon around the piece of vellum, tied a bow, and adhered it to a Fresh Freesia cardbase. I popped the sentiment up with dimensionals, and, Voila! A simple card that packs a punch! 
I can't wait to see what everyone else is sharing, there is so much you can do with an embossing folder! Hop along with us and hopefully you will be inspired to make something beautiful!

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Thanks for stopping by today, go make something beautiful!



  1. I love embossing on vellum, too. Pretty card.

  2. Pretty card. Don't you just love the way the shimmer vellum embosses?

  3. Hi Nina, Beautiful card and great technique.

  4. Beautiful! The vellum turns out so elegant. Great job.