Thursday, June 1, 2017

TGIFC#109 & PP#346 - Faux Dry Embossing

Hello and welcome back! Today's card is for two challenges - the inspiration challenge at TGIFC and the sketch challenge at the Paper Players.

Here is today's card:

I spent way too much time browsing on Pinterest today and found a wonderful technique video from Alisa Tilsner for faux dry embossing. With all of the dragonfly inspiration from Rochelle Blok, I thought this would be the perfect way to try it out!

I created my card base from Smoky Slate cardstock and then die cut 7 of the small dragonflies from the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits and glued them onto the card front using the Tombow glue. I lined them up diagonally like Alisa suggests in her video. I was able to use some of the parts I cut off to fill in the empty spaces. Then I just added a banner of Pink Pirouette, a sentiment from Eastern Beauty, and a little sparkle with some Silver Glimmer Paper. It's a pretty simple card, but it packs a lot of punch, don't you think?

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Supplies used (all Stampin' Up!):

Stamp set - Eastern Beauty
Paper - Smoky Slate, Pink Pirouette, and Whisper White cardstock, Silver Glimmer Paper
Ink - Basic Gray Archival
Tools - Big Shot, Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits, Layering Squares Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Banner Triple Punch, Tombow Multi Glue, Stampin' Dimensionals


  1. Wow, what a fabulous card featuring a super cool technique. Your added touch of glimmer paper makes me smile. Thanks for joining our Designer Spotlight Challenge this week at TGIF. Hugs, Elizabeth

  2. How pretty! I love that technique..looks awesome. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players!

  3. Love this technique and it looks so awesome. Definetly has that WOW effect. The layering of the pink pirouette and the silver glimmer is a fun sparkly touch. Thanks for playing along and supporting us this week at TGIF Challenges. Rochelle xo

  4. Love those big hearts on the embossed layer and they are perfect with your wonderful sentiment. Fabulous take on the sketch. So glad you joined us at the Paper Players this week


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