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Stencil Embossing


I had so much fun embossing with my stencils yesterday (video tutorial here), I used the same technique today (perfect for our February Embossing Challenge).

I used the Hero Arts BasicGrey Two Way Arrows stencil again, but this time on Kraft Cardstock.  I used StazOn Spiced Chai Ink direct to paper over the textured embossing (which seemed perfect, since Spiced Chai is my go-to choice of hot drink).



I used three different images from the Hero Arts Caffeine Fix Digital Stamp set to create my image.


I combined the coffee cup (or tea cup in my case) with the steam and the sentiment using my word processing software, which allows me to re-size, flip (I wanted my mug handle on the right) and position the images, so they are perfect for my card design, and then printed it on Natural White Cardstock.

The layout is this week’s Sweet Sunday Sketch (flipped on its side to work with my vertical image).


Embossing with stencils is such a fun and easy way to add texture to your design.



I hope you’ll join us for our Embossing Challenge this month … and remember, you can use Coupon Code STEPH15 for 15% off your order of $25.00 or more (before tax and shipping) in the a2z Store.


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4 thoughts on “Stencil Embossing

  1. Oh what a fun card Stephanie!! I’ve just started to use my plastic stencil to do dry embossing too, but didn’t get very consistence result. Thanks for sharing the video link, I understand it better now!!

  2. great inking on the bg for your tea cup!

  3. Gotta love a great coffee card!!

  4. How fun! I was so excited to see that the video your featured was one created by one of my crafty friends, Marti! She is so talented and also a really fun person. I had the pleasure of meeting here in “person” at a craft retreat in Baltimore, three years ago, I’ve also taken some her online Mixed media classes..! It’s such a small world…..

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