Sunday, 25 July 2021

AAA Cards Challenges #195- Along the Edge + Dry Embossing, with video

 This fortnight we play along the edge, plus the optional twist to use dry embossing as chosen by our dt member Lucie.

I dry embossed a corner die into my panel. I was given this to sell for a friend, but I liked it so much I've kept it. Only thing my friend remembers it was pricey , but no name and no brand. No China stuff though!.

I don't have  many if any embossing folder anymore, but you can dry emboss with stencils too, or just a scoreboard, but today I'm used a die.

I'm inking it with Distress inks Mowed Lawn and Wilted Violet, rather gently so to catch

only the cutting edges, then the tricky bit is to place it on your cardpanel/base without it moving or bumping, cos the ink will transfer immediately. So I stuck it down for good measure and passed it throught my Bigshot as you would do with a normal embossing folder.

Cut the panel 1cm smaller than the cardbase to create a border but also to tuck it into the corner a bit more.

The sentiment is from Concord and 9th (Butterfly beauty) as I felt Thinking of you is a good match and the card feels appropriate for a condoleances card.

Mounted the panel with foamtape and adhered it to the cardbase.

For more information, or to play along the AAA Cards Challenge, see this.


  1. Beautiful card, I'll try this technique!

  2. How pretty is that subtle use of colour! Coming back when I've finished commenting to watch the video as I need to learn how to use dies for embossing.

  3. Using dies for embossing gives us so much use from them doesn't it and one a elegant as this works beautifully as you demonstrate with this elegant card. x