Come learn how dry embossing and inking with stencils can give you a gorgeous look!
Today we are sharing a very fun and simple technique of using dry embossing AND inking with stencils to create both a colorful and textural design. It’s so easy and the effect in real life is spectacular!
Julie is sharing this card with us today and we want to thank her in advance for her helpful photos! Overall, she says, this card is pretty simple. She dry embossed that beautiful design from our Vined Leaves stencil onto a piece of white card stock and then, with the stencil in place, applied inks over it. When she removed the stencil she had a beautiful textured finish, all highlighted with her bright, summery colors. Let’s get all her inside scoop!
Here’s how Julie added the dry embossing using the stencil.Julie opened the first tab on her multi platform and placed her bottom plate on Tab 1. She then laid down her thin embossing mat and then her card stock. She lined up our Vined Leaves stencil on the card stock to get the placement she wanted for her card and laid a thin plastic shim on top. (NOTE: Depending on the machine and the types of platforms, plates and shims you use, you may want to consult the instructions or experiment to get the right combination for the best results.)
Here is a better look at that top shim – you can see how thin it truly is.
The final layer in her Big Shot specific sandwich was the clear top plate.
After running it through her machine, this is what Julie got. She says “You can really feel and see the embossing in person!” Julie also says that you may need to tweak this a bit depending on the tension in your own machine and misting the card stock lightly with water might increase the definition in the textured results.
Julie left her stencil in place and sponged over her card stock bright shades of Color Fuse Ink from Sets #5 and #2. To add a little sparkle Julie spritzed on some transparent sparkle/shine spray. She then cut this piece with one of the dies in our Nested Rectangle Stitch Die set.
For that touch of colorful detail, Julie cut a scrap of coordinating pink paper with our new Open Greenery #1 die and spritzed that as well. So as not to cover up any of her beautiful pattern, Julie stamped her sentiment from our Hugs Your Way with Versamark onto a scrap strip of translucent vellum and heat embossed it with glossy black powder. She cut that with a die from our Mini Slimline Nested With Stitch die set to echo the stitch detail on her stenciled panel.
She adhered the leaf branch with very thin dimensional adhesive, hiding the adhesive for the vellum under the stem and with a couple of tiny dabs of liquid glue under the letters on the opposite end of the strip.
Have you tried dry embossing AND inking with stencils together? If you haven’t, we are sure this card will convince you to try. We have so many stencils that would create such beautiful looks so check them out here, pick your faves and try this out and see how much you love it!