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Best Technique To Emboss With Stencils

I’m sharing the best technique to emboss with stencils. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to emboss with the positive and negative pattern of the stencil from the November 2019 Hedgehog Hollow box.

Best Technique to Emboss with Stencils

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Learn to dry & heat emboss with the positive and negative pattern of your stencils. This is a great way to stretch your supplies and add that extra something-something to your handmade card designs.

Watch here or in HD on YouTube.

Dry Embossing

Dry embossing with stencils is one of my favorite techniques to add a tone on tone texture and pattern to clean and simple cards. You need an embossing pad to dry emboss with stencils.

Refer to your die cutting machine’s packaging to determine the appropriate sandwich. I recommend practicing on scrap cardstock until you find the correct sandwich.

The perfect sandwich for my Gemini Jr. from bottom to top is: (see video)

Cutting plate
Plastic shim
Embossing Pad
Cutting plate

Close Up of Embossing and Stardream Metallic and Curious Metallic cardstock

Combine Dry Embossing with Heat Embossing

My heat embossing is cleaner when I dry emboss the cardstock too. The embossing ink goes on the raised positive pattern more uniformly with crisp edges.

When the ink is spread onto the stencil and impressed into the negative spaces with a die-cut machine the result is clean and detailed.

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  1. Your video is shown as private and unavailable on YouTube. I really like your card, it’s so graphic with the clean straight lines and interesting textures. Thanks for sharing.