Dry Embossing over Stamped Images

Hello, and happy Tuesday!

If you know me, you know I love dimension on my cards, and what better way than dry embossing?! I have quite a few embossing folders that I’ve collected over the years. I love that they add a soft dimension, yet the cards are still mailable. The subtle dimension adds an elegant look to what would be a just a plain background.


Here are some of my embossing folders that I’ve collected. I love using them, as they are so easy! You simply open up the folder, place your paper inside and close it, lay it on the tray of your embossing/cutting machine, like the Cuttlebug or Big Shot, and turn the handle. It creates an embossed or debossed look, depending on how you place your paper and what look you are going for. You can use the front or the back of the paper!


I also love to stamp sentiments on my cards! Here I’ve combined the two techniques, stamping and embossing. This is what my significant other calls “Stambossing”! Isn’t he clever? Ha!

I first stamped the saying with Think Big Favorites #2 stamps by Papertrey Ink. Then I’ve inserted the card front into an embossing folder and ran it through my Cuttlebug die cutting machine. Last, I added the tag and chipboard elements over the top.


The chipboard butterfly was also run through an embossing folder. Works like a charm on chipboard elements, too! You could even stamp on them before embossing, like I did on the card background.


I hope you will give this a try and leave a comment with a link to your card! I would love to visit you and see what you are making. Enjoy your week!


1 thoughts on “Dry Embossing over Stamped Images

  1. Lisaerica says:

    Beautiful Danielle! So pretty, I always love all your embellies and details. I love embossing folders they do bring an elegance to a card. What a neat trick with the chipboard, I’m going to have to give that a try. I love the little sneak pic of your craft room, would love to see it one day. He is clever, perfect name for that technique. Do you remember the name of that folder by cuttlebug, it’s really pretty yet subtle. Thanks for sharing and always inspiring.

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