Technique Tuesday – Inlaid Embossing

By | January 12, 2021

Hi there

Today’s technique carry’s on from last weeks Dry Embossing technique. I’ve combined dry embossing with dies cuts and stamped images to create a technique known as Inlaid Embossing. The colour combo comes from this months SU! Colour Challenge – head on over and see the various creations made with the below colours and while you’re there why not join in the fun.

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When I’ve made cards in the past with the Inlaid Embossing technique I’ve gone with circles cut from cardstock but thought I’d try adding die cut images and stamped images – and they work really well.

If you’ve checked out the new January-June Mini catalogue you may recognise the above – it’s the Pretty Perennial bundle from page 31.

Here I’ve stamped the images on Whisper White in Pacific Point, Coastal Cabana and Daffodil Delight then die cut them with the coordinating die. The centres and leaves have been die cut from cardstock. I placed my images on the Whisper White cardstock (10cm x 14.3cm) moving them around until I was happy with the placement then adhered them with liquid glue. Allow it to dry a bit before running it through the embossing machine with your chosen embossing folder. I’ve gone with the Tasteful Textile folder. The embossing merges the two layers together to create a cool effect. Add your sentiment and some bling and your creation is complete. How easy but effective is that?

My next card uses the same principle but this time it’s done with just the die cuts – no stamping (other than the sentiment)

You get two different looking cards from the same technique. The measurements for this card are Whisper White mat – 9.5cm x 13.8cm, Pacific Point mat – 10cm x 14.3cm which has been adhered to a Thick Whisper White base.

The sentiment is from the Approaching Perfection Sale-A-Bration set which you can select as your FREE item when you place an order with me of NZD$110 or more between now and the 28th February. One of my most used die sets is the Rectangle Stitched dies – if you don’t own this set yet I would highly recommend you adding it to your shopping list.

Well that’s all for now – check back again soon for more crafting creations.

Until then …

2 thoughts on “Technique Tuesday – Inlaid Embossing

  1. Charmaine McMahon

    Hi. Thanks for the ideas, I like the stamped and then embossed card as there is more variety of colour in the flowers.

    1. Paula Reid Post author

      Hi there – yes it’s great to revisit techniques and use new product to enhance them. I agree – the stamped image adds more to the effect.


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