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Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Dry Embossing Part 1
I was playing around with dry embossing earlier this week and made some cards to show you. If you've never dry embossed before, you will really like the look it gives. Dry Embossing by hand can be a little time consuming depending on how much embossing you do. These cards didn't take too long.
To dry emboss, you need a Brass Template (found on page 191 in the IB&C), Light Box, Wax Paper, and Stylus. Stampin' Up offers two kinds of styluses---the Empressor Stylus ($10.95) and a regular wood stylus ($2.50). I own both of them, but really only use the cheaper wood one. You will need it's smaller ends to get in between the brass templates Stampin' Up offers.
What is the wax paper for? You rub it on the cardstock that you will be embossing on. It helps the stylus to move more smoothly and helps prevent tearing of the cardstock.
It is sometimes hard to see the actual dry embossing on the cards when I photograph them, but in real life, the dry embossing really pops.
Classy Brass Template: the one I uses is a retired template, but you would get the same look by using the Punches Plus template.
Stamps: Flight of the Butterfly
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip
Paper: Whisper White, Bella Rose Designer Paper
Other: White Tafetta Ribbon
Class Brass Template: Seeing Spots
Stamp Sets: Seeing Spots, Hugs & Wishes
Ink: Pacific Point, Bravo Burgundy, Creamy Caramel
Paper: Pacific Point, Whisper White, Kraft, Bravo Burgundy
Other: 5/8" Bravo Burgundy Grosgrain, Word Window Punch