Tuesday Tip – Dry Embossing Technique

I have a lot of “newbies” in some of my stamp clubs and last week we were talking about dry embossing; several of them didn’t know what it was so I thought I would share the basics today and give you a project sample with directions at the end of this post…enjoy and please contact me if you need any more info on this fun technique!

Most of the time, dry embossing is done by using a brass template. SU has several to choose from the one used in the card I feature below is “Floral Frenzy“.

1]  Secure the Classy Brass template to a light source, such as a light table or a window, with a piece of tape.

2]   Rub waxed paper on the surface of the card stock so that
the stylus will glide more smoothly and to help prevent tears in your

3]   Place the paper or card stock over the template, positioning it
so that you’ll have the image where you want it. For a raised image on
the front of the card, place the paper face down.

4]   Using the large end of the stylus tool, press the paper through
the open areas of the templates. This produces a raised image.

5]   If you want to color the raised image, reposition the brass
template over the image on the front side of the card stock. It will
act as a mask to protect the flat surfaces around the embossed image.
Apply color with a small sponge using Stampin’ Pads or Stampin’

Kind Thanks Card 

  • Eastern Blooms Stamp Set
  • Thank You Kindly Stamp Set

  • Card Stock Whisper White 8 1/2X11
  • Card Stock Rose Red 8 1/2X11
  • Card Stock 12 X 12 Textured In Color 09
  • Designer Series Paper Bella Rose (retired)

  • Stampin Write Marker Rose Red
  • Stampin Write Marker Chocolate Chip
  • Craft Stampin Pad Chocolate Chip

  • Punch Handheld 1/8 Inch Circle
  • Stylus
  • Stampin Dimensionals
  • Punch Corner 3/16 Inch
  • Ribbon Grosgrain Chocolate Chip 1/4 Inch
  • Classy Brass Floral Frenzy
  • Punch Scallop Edge
  • Clips Assortment


Punch Rose Red card stock (4-1/4″ x 5/8″) using Scallop Edge punch.
Adhere scallop border to edge of Bella Rose Designer Series paper
(4-1/4″ x 2-3/4″).
2. Punch circles in scallop border using 1/8″ Circle punch. Adhere to Baja Breeze textured card.
3. Stamp “Kind thanks” in Chocolate Chip ink on card.
Using Stampin’ Write markers, color the branch on the flowered branch
stamp with Chocolate Chip ink, then color the flowers with Rose Red ink
and stamp on Whisper White card stock (1-3/4″ x 3-3/4″).
5. Turn
card stock upside down on light table. Line up Floral Frenzy Classy
Brass template with stamped flowers and emboss using stylus.
6. Round bottom corners of card and bottom right corner of Whisper White card stock using 3/16″ Corner Rounder punch.
Tie Chocolate Chip 1/4″ grosgrain ribbon to clip from Clips assortment.
Attach clip to Whisper White card stock and adhere to card using
Stampin’ Dimensionals.


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