Saturday, May 19, 2012
Dry Embossing Revisited
A friend recently asked for me to make some cards with ladybugs, bees and butterflies embellished on them. Since the stencil had butterflies and I had more stencils, I decided to make my friend's cards using these and the new light box.
Brass embossing stencil
Stylus (dual ended)
Clear Vellum or tracing paper
Rubbing the wax paper across the card stock, which makes it easier for the stylus to glide across the paper. I placed the vellum on the top of the light box, so I wouldn't scratch to box while using my stylus. I used the stylus tracing around the outer edge of each open area, beginning with the larger end. Make sharper detail by following the larger point with the smaller end. There is no need to fill the entire area to be embossed. The outline serves to raise the interior surface as well. Make sure to press the stylus gently, so that the paper won't tear. The flip side of the card stock is the finished embossed side.
I used a Martha Stewart punch for the butterflies and my Cricut "Just Because," Cards cartridge for the ladybugs.
I enjoyed the new light box so much that I tried out all my stencils and came up with lots of new cards for my friend!