Dry Embossed DIY Cards

Dry Embossed DIY Cards

What You'll Need:

Embossing Machine
Leafy Tree Trunk Embossing Folder from Darice®
David Tutera™ Celebrate Bulk A2/A6 Layer Sheets
David Tutera™ Celebrate A2 Card and Envelope Sets in White
Sand It Gadget and Dust Buddy
Adhesive Tape Runner
Glue Dots
David Tutera™ Step Three Shapes
Craft Punches
Metal Rimmed Tags

Courtesy of Darice®
Difficulty Level: Beginner
Approximate Time: 1 Hour

How to Make Dry Embossed DIY Cards

Everyone appreciates the special sentimental nature of a handmade greeting card! Paper crafting can be intimidating, but there is no reason to get overwhelmed with these simple, step-by-step instructions for creating classic dry embossed greeting cards for every occasion.
  • 1 Place cardstock in the embossing folder Dry Embossed DIY Cards

    Select the colors you would like to use for your cards and place them into the embossing folder one at a time. Make sure the cardstock is centered. When using an embossing folder both the paper and the manufacturer’s name on the folder should be side-up.

  • 2 Run through embossing machine Dry Embossed DIY Cards

    Run the folder containing the cardstock through the embossing machine. Remove the embossed cardstock.

  • 3 Sand the embossed areas Dry Embossed DIY Cards

    Use a Sand It Gadget tool or sandpaper to sand the embossed areas of cardstock so the lighter core is visible.

  • 4 Remove cardstock dust Dry Embossed DIY Cards

    Use the Sand It Gadget’s accompanying Dust Buddy cloth, which is specially treated to remove cardstock dust, glitter and embossing powder, to clean the sanded cardstock.

  • 5 Attach to the base Dry Embossed DIY Cards

    Use an adhesive runner to attach the embossed and sanded cardstock to the card base.

  • 6 Add embellishments Dry Embossed DIY Cards

    Use Glue Dots to embellish your cards with David Tutera™ pre-crafted embellishments, craft punches, metal rimmed tags, twine and more!