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Crafty Guide To… Dry Embossing

Card making Embossing Papercraft Techniques Embossing

Also known as relief embossing, dry embossing is the method of creating a raised design on paper, card or vellum. It can be done by hand using a stencil and embossing tool. It can also be achieved using a machine such as the Craftwell Cut ‘n’ Boss. Embossing is a great way of adding texture and dimension to your projects. Here, we’ll show you how to do easy embossing by hand.

Crafty Guide To… Dry Embossing

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This technique is great for creating interesting backgrounds and adding a professional look to your cards. The below design is a great example.

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Take your chosen stencil and flip it over so the design is reversed. Tape it to a light box or a well-lit work surface.

Place your card or paper over the top and secure with tape.

Use the ball-tip of an embossing tool to firmly press out your design.

Turn over your design when finished to reveal the raised surface.

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