WPlus9 | One Layer Christmas Cards with Dry Embossed Details. Video

WPlus9 | One Layer Christmas Cards with Dry Embossed Details. Video

Hello there! First, I wanted to share some big news with you – Dawn from WPlus9 has asked me to join WPlus9 design team (I have been guest designing for them since April) and of course I said YES! I couldn’t be happier as WPlus9 is one of those stamp companies I truly love and admire. And I can’t wait to share more WPlus9 cards with you here on my blog as well as on WPlus9 blog.

WPlus9 | One Layer Christmas Cards with Dry Embossed Details. Video

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Today I’d like to show you a few Christmas cards, they are rather simple but feature dry embossed details technique that makes these projects pop.

VIDEO TUTORIAL

I’ve created a video tutorial where I am sharing everything in detail. You can watch it below or on my Youtube channel.

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CARDS DETAILS

In the past, I’ve talked about using a negative die cut panel to create a DIY embossing plate, today I’m going to show you how you can use coordinating dies and add dry embossed details to stamped images. I created 2 projects using different colors of ink, cardstock and sentiments. While my cards are Holiday themed, this technique works great for many other occasions. The only requirement – your stamps need to have coordinating dies.

WPlus9 | One Layer Christmas Cards with Dry Embossed Details. Video

I started by placing coordinating dies for the images I wanted to have embossed onto my panel. I taped them using low tack tape and made sure dies did not overlap; it’s okay for them to touch on the edges, but not okay to overlap even a bit.

WPlus9 | One Layer Christmas Cards with Dry Embossed Details. Video

I placed coordinating stamps over the dies, moved the panel inside my MISTI stamp positioner and picked the stamps up using MISTI door. You don’t need to have a MISTI for this technique, you can also do this using a regular clear block.

WPlus9 | One Layer Christmas Cards with Dry Embossed Details. Video

Once stamps were mounted, I removed the dies and stamped my boughs using Last Leaf ink. I also added additional images to fill in the background. I stamped several branches using Mojito, added pine cones using Coconut Husk and berries using Gala Red dye inks.

WPlus9 | One Layer Christmas Cards with Dry Embossed Details. Video

After my stamping was done I replaced dies over the stamped images I wanted to have dry embossed, taped them in place and embossed in my die cutting machine using embossing sandwich.

When doing embossing you’ll need to do it all at once, otherwise you’ll flatten the previously embossed pieces. I embossed all the images in the bottom left corner first and in the top right corner later. I only partially covered my panel when I did the second embossing run not to flatten the previously embossed pieces.

WPlus9 | One Layer Christmas Cards with Dry Embossed Details. Video

Because the sentiments on my cards were heat embossed in white embossing powder, I needed to blend some ink over them to help them pop; I also wanted to add ink to my background to help dry embossing stand out.

I used Warm Wool ink to blend over the Oatmeal cardstock panel and a mix of Last Leaf and Mojito to blend over white.

WPlus9 | One Layer Christmas Cards with Dry Embossed Details. Video

Be sure to watch my video tutorial for more tips, see additional examples and learn from my mistakes.

SUPPLIES

I’m listing the products I used below. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!

Wplus9 Be Merry Clear Stamps
Wplus9 Be Merry Clear Stamps
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SSS | WP9
Wplus9 Christmas Greetings Clear Stamps
Wplus9 Christmas Greetings Clear Stamps
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SSS | WP9
WPlus9 Holiday Boughs Stamp Set
WPlus9 Holiday Boughs Stamp Set
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SSS | WP9
WPlus9 Holiday Boughs Die Set
WPlus9 Holiday Boughs Die Set
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SSS | WP9
Wplus9 Holiday Boughs Set Clear Stamp and Die Combo
Wplus9 Holiday Boughs Set Clear Stamp and Die Combo
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SSS
WPlus9 Coconut Husk Dye Ink
WPlus9 Coconut Husk Dye Ink
Shop at:
WP9
WPlus9 Last Leaf Dye Ink
WPlus9 Last Leaf Dye Ink
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WP9
WPlus9 Mojito Dye Ink
WPlus9 Mojito Dye Ink
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WP9
WPlus9 Gala Red Dye Ink
WPlus9 Gala Red Dye Ink
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WP9
WPlus9 Warm Wool Dye Ink
WPlus9 Warm Wool Dye Ink
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WP9
WPlus9 Oatmeal Cardstock
WPlus9 Oatmeal Cardstock
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WP9
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
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SSS | SC | HA | AZ
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder PW110
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder PW110
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SSS | SC | HA | AZ
Neenah 80 Solar White Paper Pack 250 Sheets
Neenah 80 Solar White Paper Pack 250 Sheets
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SSS | AZ
Spellbinders - Platinum 6 - Die Cutting and Embossing Machine
Spellbinders – Platinum 6 – Die Cutting and Embossing Machine
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SC | SB | AZ
ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
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SSS | AZ
Uni-ball Pen Signo Gel White Two Pack
Uni-ball Pen Signo Gel White Two Pack
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SSS
Mini MISTI Stamping Tool
Mini MISTI Stamping Tool
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SSS | SC | AZ
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
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SSS | SC | AZ
Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
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SSS | HA | AZ
Ranger Mini Round Ink Blending Tools
Ranger Mini Round Ink Blending Tools
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SSS | SC | AZ
Ranger Mini Round Foam Refils
Ranger Mini Round Foam Refils
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SSS | SC | AZ

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4 Comments

    1. Gorgeous projects as always Yana! Congratulations on your design team spot for WPlus9 – frankly, I think you’re a total win just for any stamping/papercrafting company. 🙂

    1. Congratulations on your design team job over at Wplus9…..I often pop over to their blog so see you over there sometimes, it’s fantastic that we’ll get to see more of your work, you are so talented. Have a fantastic weekend. Cheers Donna Z 🙂 PS love your cards and the technique

    1. OMG!OMG!OMG!
      Even though I was sure this was happening, it’s still an amazing news! Congratulations, si happy for you! And for Wplus9, as they now have an amazing designer in their team!
      Your cards are the proof of it. They’re outstanding, creative and so unique!!
      Especially love the ones with Coconut Husk blending.

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