Stretch Your Dies with This Easy Faux Dry Embossing Technique

by Svitlana Shayevich

Hello, friends!

Svitlana is here. Today I want to share a card featuring an easy technique of replicating a dry embossed look (in other words, the textural impression we get when using embossing folders). Don't get me wrong – I love working with embossing folders, especially with 3D ones. But similar textural impressions can be achieved using the technique I'm sharing today.

The technique is quite simple – die cutting a bunch of elements and adhering them onto a cardstock of the same color. For my card, I used the Decorative Swirls Die Set to make the background die-cuts.

As far as the card size goes, I opted a horizontal slimline one.

When I was adhering the die-cuts onto a white panel for my slimline card, I tried to place them as close as possible to each other to create a somewhat continuous design.

After I finished building the panel, I foam mounted it onto a white card base using the Instant Dimension Foam Tape.

For the sentiment, I used the Slim Sentiments Die Set. Since the rest of my card is all white on white for the sentiment, I wanted to add some color. I couldn't decide on which one, so I used them all.

I adhered the Instant Rainbow Washi Tape and adhered it twice onto a white cardstock to fit the sentiment size. Then I made a die-cut out of this piece using said sentiment die.

Then I adhered the rainbow die-cut onto a white strip which in turn was foam mounted onto the card.

Lastly, I added some Satin White Sequins to accentuate the card.

Have a wonderful day!


Instant Rainbow Washi Tape
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Slim Sentiments Die Set
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Decorative Swirls Die Set
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Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock…
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Sequins – Satin White
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Make a Statement Sequins Bundle
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2 in 1 Precision Glue Pen
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Instant Dimension Foam Tape
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Lindsey Fabian May 23, 2021 - 11:00

What great ideas! Thank you for the wonderful lesson.

Stacy O’Dell May 23, 2021 - 11:48

This s a really beautiful card! I love the white on white technique, with the rainbow sentiment. How clever to use the washi tape! I didn’t know it die cut well. Works perfect on a slimline card, my current favorite style!,,,

Altenew May 24, 2021 - 10:03

Awesome! Glad you liked it! ❤️

Maureen Reiss May 23, 2021 - 12:08

Fabulous card!!! Love your rainbow sentiment!!!

tara prince May 24, 2021 - 14:15

super fun card!

Maria Alder May 26, 2021 - 17:14

Wonderful card Svitlana, love how you put the letters together like that x

Kathy Raker May 27, 2021 - 22:09

Great idea white on white, imitate embossing, cool idea.


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