Thursday, December 30, 2021

My Favorite Cards: Dry-embossed

Hello friends!

I have a fun post to share..... 

As 2021 is coming to a close, I take this chance to look back on some of my cards and grouped them into categories and perhaps you will get inspired from them again. In case you miss seeing them, this is a good chance to view them from fresh eyes. Let's get started, shall we? 

1. Embossing folder may not be the focal point in a design and yet it can elevate the theme to the next level. In this case, the balloons are super fun and allows the right surface to have a sentiment, too!

Altenew-Celebrate With Cake Die Set-Bunch of Balloons 3D Embossing Folder-Altenew Blend Paper Pack (4)
2. This one has partial dry-embossed textures. You do not need added paper. Simply turn the embossing folder in an angle and run with it.


3. Part of the embossing folder has the dots....why not go with the flow and add COLORS to it?

keep on shining

4. This special Modern Birthday Embossing Folder has a sentiment. Here is one that you use in the background

Altenew-Our Frienship Blooms-Modern Birthday Faux Letterpress Debossing Folder (2) .  

With the same dry embossing folder, you turned it upside down and you just show off the flourishes.
Altenew-Gold Band Lily Layering Die Set-Mega Stamp Frames Die Set-003

6. Here is the same embossing folder to show how it is "properly used". Stamping some simple outlined floral makes this card extra special.

Altenew-Modern Birthday Faux Letterpress Debossing Folder-Our Friendship Blooms Stamp Set-003

 7. Remember ti tilt/move/turn your embossing folder. Here's the Window Slats Embossing Folder.

Altenew-PAF Sweet Pea -Window Slats 3D Embossing Folder-Artists' Watercolor 24 Pan Set  -001

  I find it liberating to turn it side ways and then used only part of it without added textured paper.

8. Use the embossing folder AS IS. The white dry-embossed textures can't be beat.

Altenew-PK Elegant Motifs
9. Let the Simple Frame Embossing Folder be your unsung Hero! love you -001
10. Just go with the groove! Let the design of the Linked Ovals Embossing Folder takes you places! For example, I simple gold-embossed the groove and let this be an Art Deco style! Altenew-Linked Ovals 3D Embossing Folder-All About Thanks Die

Thank you for stopping by! 


Lastly, the Altenew Year-end Warehouse sale is on till the end of 2021. I have listed the sales items that I would recommend. Have fun shopping and check out HERE.


Denise Bryant said...

Great cards! I really love the balloons and cake! The 'love you' card is another fave with the cute flowers!

Sheila H said...

These cards with their embossed backgrounds are amazing, Virginia. You definitely know how to stretch your supplies!

Cindy C. said...

Great review of your dry embossed projects! Love seeing each and everyone of them. Happy New Year to you and your family!! said...

Fabulous cards and super ideas for embossing!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

So fun to see your year in review with embossing folders, V!! Especially love the frame one with the flowers but all are fabulous!!

Maura said...

What a fab assortment of embossed cards - you are SO cereative with many good ideas, my friend!!!!

conil said...

I think you made this post for me and my obsession with dry embossing. Each of these cards is absolutely stunning. Happy New Year, again.

MadeByMeghanK said...

These are AWESOME! I LOVE the birthday embossed one!

My Happy Place by Vanessa said...

Your cards are all so beautiful! Love your designs!

Linda BL said...

Such fun to see these gorgeous embossed cards all together. They are so pretty. I especially like the one with the Modern Birthday embossing folder. Really like how you used the bouquet on top of the embossing. I need to remember great ideas like that (and many more that you show us all year long).

Happy New Year to you and your family!

Sue D said...

Thanks for sharing these beautiful cards again.

Ms. Tamp said...

Another wonderful set showing the technique in different styles.

Kathy Raker said...

Thanks for sharing the various ways of using embossing folders. Really opens up more than just the traditional way. Beautiful cards!

Purple Princess said...

wonderful designs