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Tip: Keep the layers together on the platform until all coloring and treatments have been achieved. The die cuts used for the dry embossing also act as a stable surface for the embossed image when applying pressure.

Suggested Materials:
Watercolor Flowers CL431 with matching digital die cut file DT044, Wishing You Were Here CL480 and matching digital die cut DT012, Studio Calico Hey Day Sentiments 330053, Big Shot or other manual die cut machine, Notecards, Cardstock, Wild Honey and Peeled Paint Distress inks, Memories black ink, Butter Bar and Wet Cement Mid-Tone inks, Studio Calico Take Note 6x6 Paper Pad PS668, My Favorite Things notebook edge die cut, bakers twine, mouse pad for embossing (Note: Digital die cuts are no longer available. Use manual die cuts instead.)

Video: Dry Embossing with Die Cuts
By Shari Carroll

Have you ever used paper die cuts to create dry embossed effects? Shari Carroll shows you how in this tutorial.

  1. Die cut 3 shapes from 80lb. cardstock to use for dry embossing. Use a glue stick to stack and adhere.
  2. Affix stacked die cuts onto a thin piece of plastic or acetate. Thin paper will also work.
  3. Using a Big Shot or other manual die cut machine, mount the sheet holding the stacked die cuts to the thick platform using remountable painters tape.
  4. Place cardstock over the die cuts, create a "Hinge " using remountable painters tape.
  5. Place a mouse pad over the cardstock, followed by a cutting plate. Run through the die cut machine.
  6. Use a stamp positioner to stamp the image onto the embossed paper.