Monday, September 21, 2015

Repeat Impressions Project of the Week - Dry Embossing with a Twist...

It's Monday, and you know what that means at the Repeat Impressions blog,
The House that Stamps Built - it's time for a Project of the Week.
Each week, one of our designers brings you a fun project, and today
it's my turn!  We are going to do some Dry Embossing 'with a twist'!

For this project, I have used these Repeat Impressions Stamps:

Let's get started...

Once you choose an image, stamp it, color it, and fussy cut.
I stamped the two dragonflies repeatedly, not knowing how many
I might use.

Next, gather your layers.  You will need a card base, a white panel, and a colored mat.

Now, take you white panel and lay your images on the panel, where you
think you're going to want them. Once you have them in place,
adhere them to your white panel using a few drops of glue on each image.

Once your glue is dry, place your white panel into an embossing folder, and run
it through your embossing machine.

When you take your panel out, here is what it looks like. Sort of resembles
a piece of fine, printed linen, right?

Now all you have to do is assemble your layers, and voila! A beautiful card!

So....what else can you emboss?

I've embossed a ribbon....

a paper napkin...

a piece of transparency (had to lay the marker on it to get it to lay flat!)

and, a piece of vellum (you can see my removable tape underneath :)

I've also been told you can emboss other things, like fabric (spritz with water first),
fun foam, etc....

Give it a try! You will soon be embossing whatever isn't glued down!!!

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Have a good day,
Patti J.


Theresa said...

Great ideas! Love the dragonfly card with embossing!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...


Glittered Paws said...

Love the dragon fly - and what a fun technique - haven't done this is a while. Oh where to begin my day in my craft room. TFS

Diane said...

Cute card! I love the linen look, and haven't tried it in a long time. I also like the stained glass look of the dragonflies. Great multipurpose type card!

Monika Reeck said...

The Dragonfly is adorable Patti I wish I have this stamp...can be for manly or woman card...and thanks for the are having many idea sweet are you today...look at my post...its with dress theme Patti..big hugs...Monika

Helena (Gvendalen) said...

Love the this card! Great ideas! hugs, Helena

Beth Norman said...

Oh my heavens and stars this card is stunning. I love how you used the CB after the project was done. I love how colourful your dragonflies are.

Donna said...

Gorgeous card, I remember when you taught us that technique at out get together, such fun! Like all your ideas!

*Vicki* said...

Love the gorgeous dragonfly design with your texture embossing! Really fun examples of how to use embossing in different ways! :)

Lynne in NI said...

Oooh your card is absolutely beautiful Patti! I wouldn't ever have thought of embossing a ribbon, I'm definitely going to give that a go!