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Dry Embossing & an Easel Card with Joy Clair Stamps

Today I am sharing two cards using two of the newer sets from Joy Clair Stamps! I have packed this video tutorial full of so many different techniques – an easel card, the chalkboard technique, dry embossing, heat embossing, etc. To see how I put these two fun cards together, you can watch the full video tutorial below!!



Starting with the first card, I first did some die cutting. One of my favorite and most used techniques in die cutting is die cut inlay to create a frame. I used two rectangles, inlaying the smaller into the larger, and then running them through my die cutting machine to create a nice frame for my Rose Sentiment stamp! To give this frame an even more “realistic” look a little more interest, I ran it through my die cutting machine inside a wood grain embossing folder. Then, to help intensify that embossing, I added Vintage Photo Distress Ink over the top. I also used that same embossing powder, along with Antique Linen on white card stock die cut that I made with the smaller of the rectangle dies. After distressing the edges, I heat embossed the Rose Sentiments frame and sentiment using Copper embossing powder. To finish off this card I adhered the frame and the inside sentiment panel to an A2 white card base.

Finished Pic 5
Finished Pic 5

So the first card was pretty simple, this second card is a bit more involved, but still pretty simple to complete! I had to first start with an A2 top folding base and an A2 kraft card stock panel. On the front panel of the card base, I scored in the middle at 2.75″ to create the “easel”, making sure to crease it VERY well. Next up, I wanted to create the look of a sign that you might see outside of a coffee shop on the sidewalk. So I used a small rectangle die and did some “selective die cutting on the bottom of the card and the kraft A2 panel as well. I laid the die in the center of the bottom of both panels to cut out the bottom and create “legs” for the sign. I also ran the kraft panel through my die cutting machine with my wood embossing folder, adding Distress Ink to bring out the texture.

Finished Pic 6

On a black card stock panel, that I cut to fit “inside” the sign, I stamped my sentiment from “Coffee Quotes” in white embossing powder, not taking too much care to swipe away any stray embossing powder flecks and I also didn’t bother wiping away the white marks from my embossing bag. It adds to the chalkboard effect. After heat setting the powder, I used my colored pencils to highlight bits and pieces of the sentiment for added color and interest. Finally, I added my “side walk” piece inside the card base as a stopper to hold up the easle. I simply scored a piece of gray card stock to give the side walk squares effect to finish off the card!!Finished Pic 4

If you didn’t already, I would HIGHLY recommend watching the video tutorial above. It is a big lengthy, but packed full with techniques, so much so I couldn’t add them all in the write up of these cards or we’d be here for awhile!! So go check it out!!!

Finished Pic 3
Finished Pic 3


I hope you all enjoyed today’s video tutorial and both cards I shared! I am loving creating some die cut/punch art/shaped cards lately and I couldn’t have been happier with the finished look of this one. Also, the first card is going to be one of my go to designs for future sympathy/praying for you cards. This is simple, elegant, and quick for those moments you need a quick but beautiful card for an unexpected event.

If you are interested in any of the Joy Clair stamp sets I used in my cardmaking adventures today, you will find them all linked up below! (Affiliate links are used, at no additional cost to you) Until next time, Happy Crafting Everyone!!!


Coffee Quotes WM

Coffee Quotes Stamp Set

Faith Quotes WM

 

Faith Quotes Stamp Set

 

Rose Sentiments WM

Rose Sentiments Stamp Set

 

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