Saturday 17 February 2018

Dry embossing with dies

This time the challenge over at Less is More is Dry embossing CAS style.
I only have 4 or 5 embossing folders and so I decided to use My Favorite Things layered leaves dies for the embossing on the cardbase.
I use a piece of silicone baking mat, but one or more layers of fun foam (craftfoam) will also work. I thought leaves would fit a wild animal, especially if I kept him as a zebra...too much white

I stamped my donkey from Marianne Design (EC0170) onto Crafter's Companion Neenah Paper with Simon Says Stamp intense black ink. Connected a few open lines so my Scan N cut could cut it out, then colored it with Spectrum Noir markers.
It's actually meant to be a zebra, there's stripes included in the set, but I ignored that as I thought a donkey or horse would be fun
for a baby card.
The sentiment is also from Marianne Design (EC0171) and I stamped it with Versafine onyx black ink. Added a few enamel dots for color.

For more information on the Less is More Challenge, see this.


  1. A perfect example of CAS dry embossing Maaike and teamed with the cute little donkey makes it extra special. Thanks for joining us at Less is More x

  2. SMASHING make, so cute, and well done on being first past the post this week too


  3. Super sweet image, looks adorable with your embossed background x

  4. Zebra to donkey - what a great idea! I agree it is cute as a baby card and your subtle embossing is the perfect backdrop to him!

  5. Love your beautiful card, Maaike ! You perfectly showcase how to make a CAS card with dry embossing. This donkey is so cute and it beautifully stands out over your dry embossed leaves. Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at Less is More !

  6. A veru cute card. I love your little donkey, beautifully coloured.