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  • Writer's pictureVy Tran

August 2023 Technique Squad Blog Hop

Welcome to the August 2023 Technique Squad Blog Hop! I’m excited to be a part of this collaboration with fellow Stampin' Up Demonstrators because it’s a chance to explore new techniques and have fun experimenting. This month, we’re using dry embossing techniques

I embossed a piece of Basic White cardstock using the Sweet Citrus embossing folder and then brushed Daffodil Delight and Flirty Flamingo ink over the top, which allows just the raised areas to be colored. I find it easier to use the Stampin' Spots ink cubes that I've collected over the years from the monthly Paper Pumpkin kits instead of my regular ink pads. I ninked Stampin' Spots are also available so that you could fill them with any color ink. This embossing folder is actually a hybrid folder and comes with dies, so I was then able to easily cut out the citrus shapes. For the leaves, I lightly blended Blueberry Bushel ink on Basic White cardstock and then stamped the leaves on top, again using Blueberry Bushel ink. The sentiment was stamped with the same color onto a scrap of Basic White cardstock and cut out with one of the shapes from All That dies. For extra flourish, I added vellum leaves created with the Bough punch and put a few Iridescent Rhinestones. As always, the link to the supplies can be found at the end of this post.

Look closely, and you'll notice that there's a second dry embossing technique on this card. I created grid lines with my Simply Scored board and stylus to represent a tiled background. This is an easy technique to add texture and doesn't require an embossing machine!


-Basic White thick cardstock

  • 5-1/2” (W) x 8-1/2” (H), scored at 4-1/4” along the long side

-Blueberry Bushel cardstock

  • 5-1/4” (W) x 4” (H)

-Basic White cardstock

  • 5” (W) x 3-3/4” (H), scored at 1", 2", 3", and 4" along the long side and at 3/8", 1-3/8", 2-3/8", and 3-3/8" along the short side

Thank you for hopping to my site! I hope you’ll check out the other beautiful projects and try this technique with us.


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