Many people have been asking me about Stampin' Up!'s Classy Brass Templates so today, I thought it would be nice to go over what dry embossing is and what you needed to do it.
If you have ever gotten one of those wedding invitations in the mail that has the raised words or images on the cardstock, that is what is called dry embossing. You do this by using a brass template and a stylus to indent the cardstock and create that raised image.
To dry emboss, you will need the following supplies: a light table, a brass template, a stylus, wax paper, a piece of tape and cardstock.
Simply follow these steps and you are on your way:
1] Secure the Classy Brass template to a light source, such as a light table or a window, with a piece of tape.
2] Rub waxed paper on the surface of the card stock so that the stylus will glide more smoothly and to help prevent tears in your paper.
3] Place the paper or card stock over the template, positioning it so that you'll have the image where you want it. For a raised image on the front of the card, place the paper face down.
4] Using the large end of the stylus tool, press the paper through the open areas of the templates. This produces a raised image.
5] If you want to color the raised image, reposition the brass template over the image on the front side of the card stock. It will act as a mask to protect the flat surfaces around the embossed image. Apply color with a small sponge using Stampin' Pads or Stampin' Pastels.
Make sure to use the small end of the stylus to emboss small areas or patterns of the design.
If you have any questions or if you would like to book a workshop to see dry embossing in action, please contact me at email@example.com or 802-380-0222.