Monday, August 25, 2014

Dry Embossing Techniques to Try!

Hello!  Lisa here with another Guest spot here on the Butterfly Reflections Ink Blog, yay!!!  Today I'm doing something a bit different and focusing on techniques rather than a step by step project, so I hope you like it!  I wanted to take a product and really show lots of different ways to get the most out of it, and the biggest bang for your buck, so I went with one of my favorite products in Vanessa's store the We R Memory Keepers Embossing Folders (seriously, you have to click the link to see just how gorgeous these are for yourself).  There are many reasons I love these embossing folders, one being that they are larger than the normal embossing folders making them great for covering larger areas, two their details are gorgeous, and you get two in a pack!  So I have taken one of these embossing folders and am sharing a few ways to get more bang for your buck...

Technique #1
Distressed Embossing:
  • To create this look simply emboss onto colored cardstock and sand the tops of the embossed images.  (Trick: I keep a nail file in my crafting case for distressing and it works great!)

Technique #2:
Watercolored Embossing

  •  For this one I stamped various distress inks onto a craft mat, spritzed with pearlized water, and pressed watercolor cardstock into it. Without letting it dry I ran it through my Cuttlebug, and not only did I get a beautifully embossed and colored images, but it was also instantly dry! (triple score!)

 Technique #3:
Stamped Embossing
  •  This one is just as it sounds.  I stamped on my cardstock first using lots of various images and colors, then ran it through the embossing folder. This is a fun technique that adds lots of dimension.

 Technique #4:
Ink Tipped Embossing
  •  I totally just made up the name for this technique by the way hehehe.  Run your cardstock through the embossing machine, and lightly run an ink pad over your embossed images.  I chose GoldenGlitz Delicata for my example.

 Technique 5:
Dry Embossing
  •  I couldn't do a post without showing how beautiful this is when it is only embossed.  And to top it off I've created a project showing how you can use the tried and true dry embossing technique in your crafting...

Supplies Used:
Embossing Folder Butterfly
Distress Inks
Gold Delicata Ink Pad
Hello Die: Lawn Fawn
Memento Luxe
Avery Elle Ink
Avery Elle Petals and Stems Stamp Pad

I hope you have enjoyed today's post, maybe learned something new, and don't forget to grab your new Embossing Folders before you go!
Happy Crafting!


  1. Thanks for all the tips, I need to try some of these!!

  2. great tips! love the stamping idea!

  3. These are some great tips! Awesome cards!