embossed canvas

Number three in the dry embossed techniques I am practicing is Embossed Canvas. 

I love the look of this technique because of the texture.

The instructions are fairly simple which is a big plus for any technique.

I have to more dry embossed techniques to share, but first I will be focusing on some Clean and Simple Techniques from the Online Card Class I am taking starting 1/26. 

until next time, mel xoxo

I think you can see that even better on my technique tag. The monochromatic color really sets off the shabby chic or distressed look of the ink rubbed over the raised image.

embossed acetate

Hero Arts acetate panel embossed in a Hero Arts folder. Sentiment is also from Hero Arts, white heat embossed on black Bazzill cardstock. Finishing touches are a gauzy ribbon bow and two sequins.

The second dry embossed technique is embossed acetate. I am using a Hero Arts acetate card cut down for the panel and tag I created.
















This is another technique I am practicing from the Inspiration Showcase from Online Card Classes by Jennifer McGuire and Kristina Werner. Here is the technique tag and instructions:

I don't often use orange on my cards and tags, but I do love this combination of Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon, and Wild Honey looks like a rich ombre.


On the tag, I used a little bit of glossy accents adhesive to hold the acetate in place. The card uses a foam dot under the sentiment.









This is another technique that has few steps but a great look. That is how techniques should be. IMHO

until next time... mel xoxo

embossed glossy

This is the first post in the dry embossed techniques I am sharing. Inspired from the Inspiration Showcase by Online Card Classes from Jennifer McGuire and Kristina Werner. This posted is focused on embossing on glossy paper. I love this look. First there is the card.

Next is the tag I made for the technique and added to my technique ring.

The biggest tip I can give you with this technique is to sand the tops of the embossed (raised) design. This allows the ink to better penetrate the paper and darken that part of the image.

to be continued... mel xoxo

Ranger Glossy card stock dry embossed with a Hero Arts folder and rubbed with Distress Inks Milled Lavender, Seedless Preserves and Faded Jeans then mounted on Nenah Solar White card base. The sentiment is from a Hero Arts set white heat embossed on black Bazzill yardstick and tied with a little piece of purple twine.

kissed resist

Here is my final resist technique as inspired from the Online Card Class Inspiration Showcase by Jennifer McGuire and Kristina Werner. I love the way this technique looks because it have great depth to the image. It looks a lot harder than it is to complete.

As I said before, I love this technique's look especially when I am able to pull of ombre inking like I did here. #proud

This completes the first five techniques from this class. I am putting the tags together on a ring so that I can easily access them in the future.

Our next series of five is all about dry embossing and die-cutting. see you next time, mel xoxo

Hero Arts Spice Market background inked with Versamark ink then kissed with Tim Holtz Reflections Text inked with Peacock Feathers Distress ink. Next the kissed stamp is applied and embossed with clear embossing. The image is rubbed with Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, and Ripe Persimmon Distress inks. I wrapped the panel with Coral hemp twine and mounted onto Nenah Desert Storm cardbase. The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp and stamped in Versafine black ink. As a final touch I added a few buttons from my vast collection.

salvaging a card

Not every technique turns out. As I mentioned before, I had trouble with the paint resist technique. In my initial attempt I used a stamp without a bold stamping face, too much fine detail.

The fine stamp did not have enough area of paint for a good resist image when ink was buffed onto the painted surface. I knew I couldn't use the panel I created as my example of the technique, but it was too pretty to toss.

As a card, this is pretty and I like the effect.

see you next time, mel xoxo


Nenah Solar White 80 lb cardstock, stamped with Hero Arts Spice Market Looped Flower with Adirondack Pearl paint, then rubbed with Distress Victorian Velvet and Wild Honey inks, Simon Says Stamp sentiment stamped in Versafine black ink, stamped dots are also from Simon Says Stamp. Mounted on Nenah Desert Storm cardbase.