Monday, April 28, 2008

Dry Embossing...


Good Morning Stampers!

Here is another card featuring dry embossing. Many of you have asked how to do this technique.
I will be sure to design a card at the next camp using this technique. But until then here are some quick instructions:

1. Secure the Classy Brass template to a light source, such as a light table or a window, with a piece of tape.


2. Rub waxed paper on the surface of the card stock so that the stylus will glide more smoothly and to help prevent tears in your paper.


3. Place the paper or card stock over the template, positioning it so that you'll have the image where you want it. For a raised image on the front of the card, place the paper face down.


4. Using the large end of the stylus tool, press the paper through the open areas of the templates. This produces a raised image.


5. If you want to color the raised image, reposition the brass template over the image on the front side of the card stock. It will act as a mask to protect the flat surfaces around the embossed image. Apply color with a small sponge using Stampin' Pads or Stampin' Pastels.


QUICK TIPS:


1. Make sure to use the small end of the stylus to emboss small areas or patterns of the design.


2. If you do not have a light source available use the blind embossing technique. Secure your template to the card stock and feel where the image is and then press the large end of the styles over the image you wish to emboss.

1 comment:

Bhatti said...

I love seeing your creations and this card is too cute! I guess not only am I a sucker for circles but, monochromatic (your first card), but crabs (ha, your second card! I am not the patient soul for embossing but I use my circle punch all the time! Thanks for sharing your cards!