Saturday, February 16

Technique Class - Dry Embossing

The vast majority of card makers and paper artists have dry embossed before, or at least know the process and are able to name a couple of different machines that get the job done.   For those new to card making, dry embossing is simply the technique whereby a pattern is pressed into a piece of paper or cardstock to give a textured impression.
 
Embossing folders are the most common way to dry emboss paper and cardstock.  There are numerous companies that produce these folders and between them just about every major holiday and theme is covered.

You can also add texture to your cardstock by embossing with score lines.  I like to emboss on the diagonal, then flip the cardstock over and emboss the other way.  It gives an interesting diamond shaped pattern with embossed and debossed lines.

 

10 comments:

cri_kee said...

I like that diamond shaped pattern. An easy way to get texture on the paper. Thanks for sharing. Hugs

Sue - bearhouse said...

thanks for sharing, I always forget that I can use my score board for embossing!!
Sue xx

Phi said...

OOoo never thought to emboss with my bone folder. Good idea. I will try the diamond shaped one. Thanks for sharing.

ursula Uphof said...

Thanks for reminding us about the simple ways of usinig our tools. Hugs, Ursula

Tieva said...

Thanks for your tutorial.

Viele Grüße
Gabi

Teresa said...

Thank you.

Pam said...

Thank you so much for your tutorial, it was very informative
Pam
scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

karin said...

Thanks for the tip Beccy !
gr.
Karin.

cardchick's world said...

cool idea...I have heard of this...just haven't tried it yet....

Viv said...

Another super tutorial Beccy :) Viv xx