Posted on February 24, 2012

Dry Emboss Illusion

Paper Crafting Tool Tips/ Scrapbooking

Not sure if this is the “real” name for this technique, but it's what I came up with.

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Our 2010-2012 In Colors will be retiring at the end of this catalog year (which, in case you haven't heard is May). The new Catalog will be out one month early…in June this year! I've been trying to use these colors more before they go away.

For this technique I took a piece of Elegant Eggplant Card Stock and stamped an image from Mixed Bunch (125535-wood, 125537-clear) using White Craft Ink (122265, 101780-re-inker). You can set aside to dry or use a Heat Tool (100005) to speed up the drying process. Clean stamp and then re-ink using Elegant Eggplant Classic Ink (105210)

Using a Stamp-a-ma-jig (101049) and imaging sheet, stamp inked image onto sheet. Lay this clear sheet on top of the image already stamped in white on your card stock, offsetting just a smidge. (this is what will create the embossed look). Place your stamp-a-ma-jig into the corner of the clear piece and then carefully remove it from the card stock. Re-ink the image and stamp on top of the white image. Your image will look like it is embossed.

For a dramatic look, try this technique using Brushed Silver (100712) or Brushed Gold (102935) Card Stock.

If you'd like to purchase any of the products you've seen during Technique Week, please visit my online store. For every $50 in product you purchase, you are able to select one free Sale-A-Bration item. If you'd like to get a group of friends together and do some of these or other techniques, I still have a few party dates open during March, before SAB ends.

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  • Reply Karan February 24, 2012 at 11:55 am

    Hey Sweet Friend!
    I think I might like this technique but I can’t get the close up to work. So I will have to say I was impressed with the Tinted Crystal Effects! I had not idea you could do that! I will have to try it soon.

  • Reply Dave February 24, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    Hi Karan,
    Thanks for pointing that out. Don’t know what happened to it, but it’s fixed now…

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