Lydia’s Crafty Corner – Coloring Dry Embossed Images

by Lydia Evans

Hello everyone and happy Friday! It's Lydia here. Today I'll be sharing a technique on how to use cover dies in a different way to achieve different looks.

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Let's get started!

To start, I used the Antique Engravings Cover Die and I dry embossed this into two panels of white cardstock. I did this twice so I can show two different ways to add in the outlines. I colored the embossed parts of the images on both panels using Artist Markers. I used Frosty Pink, Coral Berry, and Ruby Red Markers for the flowers on one panel, Sea Glass, Ocean Waves, and Desert Night Markers for the flowers on the other panel, Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades, and Evergreen Markers for the leaves and stems on both panels and Buttercream and Warm Sunshine Markers for all of the flower centers. I didn't worry too much about going over the outlines as they will be covered up later.

DSC01456Once all the coloring was done I was then set to add in the outlines. For the blue flower panel, I used a black fine line pen to trace the outlines; this gives a bold look. For the red flower panel, I cut the same cover die again from white cardstock (to change this up you can cut this from any color of cardstock, even gold mirror). I then adhered this over the dry embossed image.

DSC01457To finish, I glued these panels to card bases and added sentiments using the Circled Sentiments Stamp & Die Set.

Watch the video below to see how these cards came together or watch it in HD on YouTube:

Thanks so much for stopping by!


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Pooja November 16, 2018 - 10:41 AM

Beautiful cards !! Loved the engraved look a lot.

memalagene November 16, 2018 - 11:52 AM

Awesome cards, I love both the black pen outlined and the die cut white outline!

barbara lassiter November 16, 2018 - 12:53 PM

I love both of these and think they are gorgeous! What a great technique for getting more from your dies! That die is my favorite product from this new release from Altenew!

Margaret R November 16, 2018 - 2:36 PM

Wow – two great ideas for outlining! I always go over the lines when I color, so this is perfect for me!

Kirsty Vittetoe November 16, 2018 - 5:51 PM

Fabulous cards – love the designs:)


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