Hi everyone! It’s Lindsay A, from Crafting While Caffeinated Blog & YouTube Channel, here again with you today sharing another video tutorial! This isn’t a new technique, but it is so quick and easy to use with your card making and stencils I just had to share it again! Dry embossing is a technique where one normally uses an embossing folder to add texture to card stock, but you can also get a more subtle dry embossing effect with your stencils! Watch the video below to learn how to do it! (FYI – No “special mats” are needed the way I do!!)
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As I said above, dry embossing is a fun and easy technique where you add texture to your card stock with an embossing folder that you run through a die cutting machine. I don’t have a lot of embossing folders though, and I’m not really crazy about buying and taking up real estate in my craft room storage with a product that you can only use a few ways. But I do have a lot of stencils and stencils are EASY to store! And to be quite honest, I like the results of dry embossing with stencils more than embossing folders. Stencils give a more subtle effect and it adheres so much easier onto my card bases!
Some tutorials use specialty mats, but I found that felt – the kind you get in the kids section at the craft store – works really well! Plus, using felt it’s easy to tailor the amount of pressure you use to fit your machine and the type of paper you are using, which can all effect the results.
Be sure to watch the tutorial above for all the details on this easy technique! I do want to say though that this is one of those techniques I go to over and over when my cards just needs a little something extra. It’s so subtle it’s perfect for a CAS card, but you can also add ink or sprays and make it bright and colorful. Dry embossing with stencils is one of those techniques that is perfect for any type or style of card!
I hope you all enjoyed a look at this easy and fun technique! If you are interested in the stencil I used on my project today you can find it linked down below! Until next time, Happy Crafting!!
…Lindsay A – Crafting While Caffeinated – TCW Design Team Member
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