Clean & Simple 3 Card Class – Day 9 Textural Effects

In today’s class we learned a couple of different techniques that had textural effects.  The first one was Dry Embossing.  I’ve seen this technique before but haven’t really played around with it until now.  My card features a variation on selective dry embossing that leaves a portion of the design flat, while the remainder is embossed.

I was so excited about starting this technique, but quickly became discouraged because the embossing wasn’t coming out clean and crisped.  I tried at least five times before giving up.  Take a look at what I mean.

Textual Effect Mistake

When you look at the above picture you can see where the embossed image fades out and it isn’t suppose to.  The embossed image shouldn’t fade, it should only be in the area you actually want the embossed image.  So, I turned to my fellow classmates and teachers for some suggestions on what I’m doing wrong.  After trying again, I finally got it right.  Take a look.

Thank You textual effect

You can see exactly where I wanted the embossed dots and where I wanted a clean clear circle with no dots.  That’s dry embossing.  I’m so glad I was able to get this technique down pack.

What do you think?

Supplies used:

Classic Crest Solar White CS

Classic Crest Solar White CS

Perfect Polka Dots 117335

Perfect Polka Dots

Big Shot Die-Cut Machine 113439

Big Shot Die-Cut Machine








Tim Holtz  Embossing Diffusers

Tim Holtz
Embossing Diffusers

Another Thank You 133454

Another Thank You

Strawberry Slush 131178

Strawberry Slush








Coastal Cabana 131175

Coastal Cabana

Wink of Stella Clear Glitter

Wink of Stella Clear Glitter









Getting Ready for a Craft Fair

Hey everyone!!  I know, I know it’s been a couple of days since my last post.  I’ve been soooo busy getting ready for a craft fair this weekend.  I have to make tons of cards and 3-D projects for the fair.  I’m going to share some of my cards and 3-D projects that are for sell.

Card Number One:  Hello Dear Friend Wiper Card

This card will “WOW” you just like it “WOW” me! Thanks to Dawn Griffith for the technique on how to make this card.

Wiper Card Front

Wiper Card Open

Wiper Card Inside

When you open the card the thank you pops up from the middle.  Isn’t that awesome!!!  I love it!!!  Any person receiving this card will say “WOW’.


Stamp Set: Moving Forward (retired) and Another Thank You Photopolymer Stamp Set (133454)

Cardstock: Very Vanilla (101650), Birthday Basics DSP (130145), and Raspberry Ripple (126842)

Ink: Raspberry Ripple (126859)

Accessories: Labels Collection Framelits (125598), Big Shot (113439), Stampin’ Trimmer (126889), Snail Adhesive (104332), and Glue Dots (103683)

All of these projects can be bought at my online store, the link is on the right!

Stay tune to other craft fair projects!