Embossing Die Cuts

Hi everyone, Sue here.  Today I want to talk about using other mediums on our die cuts to add texture and visual interest.

Hand In There Closeup

Most of the time we use white or coloured card stock with our dies and may use a medium such as ink, paint or glitter.  But what about using embossing powders or flock on die cuts? These products have been around for ages and are inexpensive to add to our stash.  They also come in oodles of different colours.

Poppystamps Embossed Weeping Willow

I die cut the Weeping Willow Branches from white card stock, used a Versamark ink pad (or any clear embossing ink) to cover the die cut, sprinkled it with a verdigris embossing powder (there are several colours in this powder) and heat set it.  Such an easy way to get some texture.

Poppystamps Embossed Kitty

I did the same thing with one of the Friendly Kitties die cut, this time using an embossing powder that has several shades of brown and brown glitter in it.

Poppystamps Fun Flock

For the last die cut I added double sided adhesive to white card stock, die cut the kitty and added fun flock on top of the adhesive.  Instant kitty softness!

Poppystamps Embossed Die Cuts

I used textured card stock for the card base and for the grass to add visual interest.  I also cut another Weeping Willow, this time from vellum to place behind the embossed Weeping Willow. This also adds depth and texture.

Hang In There Card

Did you know Poppystamps has Digital Dies that can be used with electronic die cut machines?  They can all be found here.  I used the Butterfly Chain Border Digital Die to create my butterflies, which were cut from white card stock and coloured with inks.

Hang In There

Thanks for visiting with me and I hope I've inspired you to try out some of these techniques.

Sue Signature New





love the embossing and the die cuts as well - nice layout - TFS

love the branches die. and love your card too!

Sue, this is so cute! Thanks for the great tutorial tip too!

Wonderful ideas for embossing and the card is just adorable!!

What a lovely card :)
Thank you for the great design tips. 'Out of the box' thinking's not always the first place my brain goes to, so good to be reminded :)

Darling card Sue and perfect sentiment!

I love this ca(t)rd.

Awesome!! So much texture!!

I love this card

Wonderful work
on this card!
Love all the
techniques you
Carla from Utah

Love this and the great texture it brings to the dies, so cute!

What a lovely creation!

Cool - what a fun technique and super great cards!!

Another really gorgeous card, Sue! I love how you added texture to all the elements, and those kitties are just too cute!

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