Dry embossing

by Wendy Wilson
(Springfield, IL, USA)

When using a stylus in dry embossing I find it much easier to PULL the stylus TOWARD me (along the edge of the stencil design you are embossing) especially if it is a detail like scallops, etc.


I am much less apt to catch the stylus on an outside corner and poke a hole in the paper, as I might if PUSHING the stylus.

Also, I use waxed paper on top of the paper being embossed, or let paper warm up a bit on lightbox, then lightly rub a folded square of it on the back of the paper you are embossing.

Christina says ...

I am sure that this information will be a real eye opener to many people that emboss with a light box.

The last thing you want to do is tear the design you are working on .... especailly if you are at the end ...Oh! No! catastrophe ...

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Question about dry embossing with light box
by: Facsmom

Is there a way to dry emboss using a light box with dark colors of cardstock? I started out embossing using light box and stylus and have stencils I still enjoy.

Christina says ...

There is a product on the market from The Glitter Girls and it is an Embossing board that does not require a light box... and will emboss any cardstock that you have ... even craft metals.

You will need the stylus that goes with the boards ... and there are many designs to choose from ... and this tool will fit into the channels on the boards that will create the design on the card.

You will find a link to the Glitter Grils website in the Useful Resources in the NavBar to your left.

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