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Springtime Miss You Card Inspiration

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I have a spring miss you card to share with you. In today's post we are going to talk about dry embossing with stencils and selective coloring.

Springtime Miss You Card By Rick Adkins-2

Dry Embossing with Stencils:

Dry embossing with stencils is a good way to stress your supplies in your craft room. It allows you to get more use from your stencils by using them in a different way. You do need a few additional supplies to do it. I found the best results with a heavier weight cardstock (Basic White Thick or Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock) not my standard Basic White or Very Vanilla Cardstock.

Springtime Miss You Card By Rick Adkins-1

You will also need an Embossing Mat most machines comes with one. If you have the Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine you will have to order one online or use two of the Silicone Craft Sheets stacked together. I have my favorite one listed on my Rick's Favorites Page if you don't want to use the Silicone Craft Sheets.

The Embossing sandwich to dry emboss with stencils is as followed:

  • your machine's base plate for embossing

  • Embossing Mat or Silicone Craft Sheet

  • Heavy Weight Cardstock

  • Stencil

  • Embossing Plate

  • Cardstock Shim

Adding Color:

Once you have your stencil dry embossed on your cardstock it's time to add a little color to the background. This is simply done by ink blending color with your blending brushes onto the dry embossed background. The embossed areas will pick up more ink from the ink blending and get a little darker than the rest.

Springtime Miss You Card By Rick Adkins

After that it's just a matter of adding the panel to your card front as desired and adding the stamped or in my case drawn and colored image to the front with some dimension and adding a sentiment. To finish off the card today I added a few sequins to the card. Thanks for dropping by today I hope that you have a wonderful day.

Rick Adkins

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