Simon Says Stamp | Subtle Dry Embossed Details with a Stencil. Photo Tutorial by Yana Smakula #simonsaysstamp #cardmaking #dryembossing

Simon Says Stamp | Subtle Dry Embossed Details with a Stencil. Photo Tutorial

Hello friends! One of my favorite tools in cardmaking is stencils. These, while being inexpensive, are oh-so versatile! My today’s card uses a stencil to add subtle dry embossed details to a simple card.

Simon Says Stamp | Subtle Dry Embossed Details with a Stencil. Photo Tutorial by Yana Smakula #simonsaysstamp #cardmaking #dryembossing

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CARD DETAILS

I started making this card by doing all of my stamping first. When adding dry embossing it’s important to plan ahead and do stamping prior to dry embossing as that will create a raised and uneven surface where perfect stamping would be impossible to achieve.

Simon Says Stamp | Subtle Dry Embossed Details with a Stencil. Photo Tutorial by Yana Smakula #simonsaysstamp #cardmaking #dryembossing

I stamped “Love You So So Much” using Willow and Black inks and stamps from the Love You Like stamp set by Cathy Z. I’m a huge fan of stamps by Cathy – love the clean look, bold lines and modern fonts she uses for her sets.

Simon Says Stamp | Subtle Dry Embossed Details with a Stencil. Photo Tutorial by Yana Smakula #simonsaysstamp #cardmaking #dryembossing

Next, I stamped branches from the Wreath Greetings stamp set – I added one above and one below the sentiment framing it in a way. I also stamped a few yellow dots/berries/flowers next to the branches – you can see them as dimensional dots on the photo above.

At this point I used a Solar Burst stencil and dry embossed a bottom part of this panel in my Platinum die cutting machine. You can dry emboss in any die cutting machine and using just about anything – you just need to have a rubber mat that is suitable for embossing.

Simon Says Stamp | Subtle Dry Embossed Details with a Stencil. Photo Tutorial by Yana Smakula #simonsaysstamp #cardmaking #dryembossing

I trimmed my panel and adhered it onto an A2 Fog gray card base. I also used Nuvo Drops in Morning Dew and coated those yellow stamped dots on my panel. I’ve been enjoying using this product so much I have now switched to the Grande size (and I also have my white dots in Grande bottle as well).

STEP BY STEP PHOTO TUTORIAL

Here’s a step-by-step photo tutorial showing how to make this card. Feel free to save/pin it for later.

Simon Says Stamp | Subtle Dry Embossed Details with a Stencil. Photo Tutorial by Yana Smakula #simonsaysstamp #cardmaking #dryembossing

SUPPLIES

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Cz Design Clear Stamps Love You Like
Cz Design Clear Stamps Love You Like
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Simon Says Stamps Wreath Greetings
Simon Says Stamps Wreath Greetings
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Simon Says Stencils Solar Burst
Simon Says Stencils Solar Burst
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Simon Says Stamp Sunshine Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Sunshine Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Willow Dye Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Willow Dye Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Fog Gray Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Fog Gray Cardstock
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Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine
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Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
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Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
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Mini Misti Stamping Tool
Mini Misti Stamping Tool
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Tonic Morning Dew Nuvo Crystal Drops
Tonic Morning Dew Nuvo Crystal Drops
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Scor-Tape 1/8 Inch Crafting Tape
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10 Comments

    1. Yana I love the simplicity of this card because that is what makes it classy and stunning! Thank you for sharing this with us c rafters. :O)

    1. Simple technique but oh, so beautiful! Such a lovely card for a variety of occasions.

    1. I love the elegant look dry embossing gives cards, subtle but effective. Beautiful card, thanks for sharing and the inspiration.

    1. Yana, what a sweet card! So delicate. You did a wonderful job! Love it!

    1. This is beautiful Yana, I definitely need a few more stencils.

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