Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Dry embossing week: embossed letters

Isa'sArt is with us today with a lovely vintage tag and yet another way to use your embossing folders: ink them up before embossing. Pair this technique with book pages and you will get a beautiful distress effect. 

You can create some lovely effect with Dry embossing folders as I have done here with book pages
Depending on the thickness of your page, you will have to decide if you want to glue your page on a card before embossing and inking it as embossed (and wet) paper can tear easily.
To make sure that the embossed design is ink-free, ink up your embossing folder rather than your paper.

This embossing folder is ideal if you want letters you can cut out as I have used on my tag

Once they are inked and embossed, you get a lovely vintage effect

I then cut different shape to build up layers on my tag

Products Isabelle used

Pochoirs à embosser SIZZIX : Botanicals & Beaded Ribbons Set - Clocks & Print Blocks Set
Encres chalk Jumbo java - Pink petunia
Encre DISTRESS Walnut
Feutre AQUAMARKERS Magohany

See you tomorrow


  1. marvelous and very very beautiful work.
    Lovely greet

  2. Very clever and a great technique

  3. Love this technique... the effects are great. That's a fab letters folder, another one for the wishlist! Thanks for a great tutorial.
    Alison x

  4. A super technique and a gorgeous tag. x

  5. So beautiful.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  6. Extremely effective and brilliant technique1 TFS!LOVE how you combined so many eements for your tag1

  7. ooo I like the way that you use the embossing folder to make your letters! Fabulous tag x

  8. Brilliant technique and lovely tag.

  9. I love that effect but I can't find the alphabet embossing folder that Isa used anywhere. I wonder if its available in the UK

  10. Love your fabulous tag Isa particularly the lettering, it works so well.
    X Michelle

  11. Love your fabulous tag Isa particularly the lettering, it works so well.
    X Michelle

  12. Thank you very much for your comments :-) The Letters embossing folder is in the SIZZIX set : Clocks & Print Blocks Set. You can find it here : http://www.thecraftbarn.co.uk/product.php/27025/sizzix-textured-impressions-embossing-folders-clocks-print-blocks-set
    Have a nice day :-)


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