Learn How To Emboss Your Craft Projects Like A Pro

Are you ready to take your DIY skills to the next level? I have some valuable embossing tips and techniques that will help you take your paper crafting projects from ordinary to extraordinary in just a few simple steps!

 

Tip #1. Sand your embossed design

Choose solid color cardstock that has a white core (the back of the paper is white, the color is not solid all the way through) and emboss the paper with your Cuttlebug.

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After embossing, use light grit sandpaper or a sanding block to lightly sand the raised areas of the embossed piece.

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Voila! A beautiful dimensional effect in just seconds.

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Tip #2. Ink the Embossing Folder

This is one of my favorite techniques. Simply apply ink to the inside front of the embossing folder using a rubber brayer, or by lightly rubbing the folder with an inkpad. Carefully place cardstock inside the folder, close and emboss.

 

Here’s how the embossing would look without inking the folder.

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And here’s a look at how the ink gives the paper that “wow” effect.

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You can also try using an ink color that closely matches the paper for a tone-on-tone effect. The end result is simply stunning on a card.

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What are your biggest challenges with embossing?

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