I've been thinking lately about what card-making techniques I like to use most, and dry embossing is at the top of my list. It's quick and easy and adds so much depth to a card design. Once you have the Cuttlebug or Big Shot or whatever you use to emboss, it's pretty inexpensive to add embossing folders to your collection. I have even picked them up on sale for as little as $1 each!
Here's a card I made with an embossing folder that came with my last issue of Cardmaking & Papercraft magazine. You can see all the craft tools I received with that magazine in this post.
I have added a little chalk coloring to my embossed flowers with a Q-tip. This is so easy and fun to do, and if your chalk gets "outside the lines," you can take a soft eraser (I use a malleable one) and erase it!
I also added a couple of punched hearts to the front of my card, which reflect the tiny hearts in the DSP.
What techniques are at the top of your list? It's fun to learn from each other what works, what doesn't and what's both affective and affordable.
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