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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Dry Embossing with Stencils

Hello My Dear Crafty and Stamper Friends:
I am bringing to you today this fun technique, using again stencils...
and it is  
Dry embossing with your stencils...

dry embossing with stencils
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for the cuttlebug use the following sandwich:
A plate+metal adapter sheet+B plate + plastic stencil of your choice + cardstock (I used watercolor paper) + 2 rubber mats + B plate...

NOTE: every machine is slightly different, so practice before and decide weather you need 2 rubber mats or not or even the metal adapter...

run through the machine and the result is an embossed image ...
I sponged over it with green, blue an brown inks

REMARK: The emboss paper has a less raised area than with embossing with a regular plastic embossing folders, but it is good to know that you can use your stencils too for this...it gives another use to your regular stencils...\

I created this window card ...perferct  for a masculine birthday, where I used the new released stamps from Memory Box from the holiday 2014 collection

window masculine birthday card
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and I used the technique of dry embossing on the front of the card
paired with a "patina" look technique for the raised areas...

step by step
1- dry emboss with the stencil your watercolor paper
(I used watercolor, because the result was better than with regular cardstock)

sandwich recipe for dry emboss with stencils

2- for Patina look:
-sponged ink colors (blue, green and brown) on top to make the raised areas pop even more...
-add versamark ink on some spot over the raised areas
- sprinkle some gold embossing powder, shake excess
- heat set with heat gun
the result is an old looking patina (photo below)

3- cut an oval window on 2 papers, the card itself (that I sponged in blue ink)
 and on the embossed patina paper.
Attach this later to the card

detail patina technique

4- add (in white) holy die branch to the front (new die from MB from The 2014 holiday collection),
ribbon and buttons to finish the card

front window masculine bithday card

5- for the inside: mask the areas that you want to sponge.
first, place an oval shape paper on the center of the card...
you will be working on the outer space of your card.

I used the oval from the window that I cut earlier as a mask and distress/sponge  all the card with blues, greens and browns inks (outer space)
stamp  sentiment bottom corner...
remove this oval mask

place a paper with an oval opening, use it as a mask,
now you are working on the center area, which is white ... distress with inks...
stamp does and cattails
remove this second outer mask...
add brown dots with a fine point marker around the oval to define that area

window masculine birthday card

6- on the center oval; I stamped several does, by masking the first one then added some grass.
remember your outer mask is in place ...when done stamping remove mask.

detail stamped and masked ovals

and some other dies to decorate the corners...and that's it...
lots of masking...
A last view...

window masculine card flat

OK my friends,  after announcing all the winners from the blog blitz, Now I have all the addresses gathered from  all the winners ...
now it is just question to go to the post office and mail the prizes...:)
so let me know when you will receive your candy...

thanks for the visit and much appreciated comments...
I hope you enjoy today's card and techniques!!! 
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  1. What a gorgeous project, Bibiana, that is perfect for so many occasions!


  2. Gorgeous Bibiana, love this card. Great instructions on how to do both techniques. I will have to try this with the Grand Calibur.

  3. hi Bibiana, beautiful creation, love this this gorgeous deer image and embossing, great colour tones.

  4. Lovely effect and pretty card

  5. Magnifique carte! J'adore! Trop joli le rendu! Bises

  6. Magnifique carte, merci pour ce tuto. Bises.

  7. Who wouldn't love this card? Bibiana, your such a dear, and I do so thank you for the instructions. I even received them in my e-mail and that is always a blessing. I cannot thank you enough for all your beautiful cards and I have a folder just for your cards. NOW, I am off to try this stencil procedure.

  8. c est une bien magnifique carte embosse j adore
    gros bizou

  9. Fabulous! Thank you so much for sharing this technique!! The card is beautiful.

  10. Aren't you clever. I love your card. It's so perfect

  11. I totally love this card here Bibiana it´s so gorgeous and sooo well made.

  12. Ta carte est superbe Bibiana ! Merci pour la technique, je vais essayer ! Bises

  13. Gorgeous project and great techniques. I just purchased
    some new MB stencils. Going
    to play with them tonight.


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