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BLOG HOP: How to Use Your Dies to Emboss (Instead of Cutting!)


Hello and happy Tuesday, everyone! Today I'm excited to be sharing one of my favorite die-cutting techniques in this similarly-themed blog hop! Once you see my technique, be sure to hop along and see other techniques too. 


My favorite die cutting technique (at least currently!) is to use my dies to emboss, instead of cutting. Some dies are great for creating backgrounds and I love to use them as such. My final card today was also designed for this week's Heart Themed Challenge over at The Paper Players (PP527).



Can you see how I used the cute heart border from the Lots of Heart bundle to add a nice embossed border on the bottom of my white cardstock? I absolutely love using this technique to add texture to my card! I used other dies from this bundle to cut some hearts, and I also cut out two black triangles from the Stitched Triangles die set. 


Below, you can check out a quick 3 minute video on how to replicate this technique using any dies you own. 


CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE VIDEO


Here's another close up image so you can see the detail of the embossing:



MEASUREMENTS

Petal Pink Cardstock

  • 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" scored in half on the long side at 4-1/4"
  • Scraps to die cut hearts

Melon Mambo Cardstock
  • 5-1/8" x 3-7/8"
  • 3" x 3/8"
  • Scrap to die cut heart

Basic White Cardstock
  • 5" x 3-3/4"


Thanks for stopping by and viewing my favorite die cutting technique! Be sure to hop along below and see all of the other amazing techniques! Under the blog hop list, you can view my supply list, which includes all of the products I used to make this card.


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12 comments

  1. Beautiful card and fantastic technique. Thanks for the video.

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  2. Love the layered hearts and soft colors. So glad you joined us at the Paper Players this week
    Jaydee

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  3. Awesome design...love the hearts! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players !

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  4. Love the layout and the embossing, Melissa! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  5. Beautiful layout and great tips on embossing with your dies, too. Love it! Thank you so much for joining us this week over at The Paper Players!

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  6. This is so pretty and great tips too, thanks for sharing x

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