Hello and welcome to the March Stamping INKspriation Blog Hop. I am so happy to be back hopping with my fellow crafters. The challenge for this month’s blog hop is a Die-Cutting Technique. I hope you will be inspired by how many ways dies can be used or how our favorite dies are showcased.
I choose to do dry embossing with dies for this challenge. Per Wikipedia ” Embossing and debossing are the processes of creating either raised or recessed relief images and designs in paper and other materials. An embossed pattern is raised against the background, while a debossed pattern is sunken into the surface of the material but might protrude somewhat on the reverse side.”
So for my dry embossing image, I used the large floral die from the Artistic Dies set.
The card base is Thich Basic White Card Stock. I used Petal Pink Card Stock to dry emboss. Now for the sandwich on the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine. You will need the base plate, cutting plate, silicone mat, your card stock, die, and finally another cutting plate (sorry for the glare on the picture).
Using Multipurpose Liquid Glue, I adhered the Petal Pink embossed panel to a sheet of the By The Bay Designer Series Paper. Choosing which sheet I wanted to use was hard for they are all beautiful.
I then adhered the panel to Mint Macaron Card Stock. The “Friend” sentiment is from the Happiness Abounds Photopolymer Stamp Set. Popped up the sentiment using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Now, what is a card without bling? I added three of the Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels.
I do I have inspired you to use your dies by doing the dry embossing technique. Now to see what Susan has made for this Die-Cutting challenge, click on the image below.
Mo Rootes ● Leonie Stuart
Gez Carpenter ● Aurélie Fabre ● Jan Musselman
Karen Henderson ● Ann Krucek ● Lorraine Tierney
Marieke Bart ● Tricia Butts ● Danielle Kassing
Linda Moore ● Susan Webster ● Shel Anderson
Vickie Littlewood ● Judith Patterson
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Until next time