Technique Tuesday - Pressure Embossing Techniques

I'm excited to be participating in the Technique Tuesday Blog Hop.  Today we're sharing pressure embossing techniques and my card features the Pretty Flowers Embossing Folder and the Soft Pastels Assortment.  When I learned to stamp many, many years ago, all I did with my die cutting machine was to emboss.  It wasn't until I started using Stampin' Up! products did I learn about die cutting, so I love everything about embossing folders.

For my card today, I'm combining my love for embossing folders and my love for new ways to apply colour to my cards - this time using the Soft Pastels Assortment.  This assortment includes 8 different colours of chalk that is perfect for colouring embossing folders!  Check out my pretty card!


  1. Cut Thick Basic White cardstock 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and fold in half to form cardbase.
  2. Cut Daffodil Delight 4" x 5 1/4" and adhere to card base using Stampin' Seal.
  3. Cut Basic Black cardstock 4" x 5 1/4" and emboss using Pretty Flowers embossing folder.
  4. Colour using Daffodil Delight pastel - lay the pastel on its' side and colour over the entire piece.  Remove the excess by gently tapping the card on its' side.
  5. Spray using Fixative (or Hair Spray) to set the chalk.
  6. Trim piece to 3 7/8" x 5 1/8" and adhere to card base using Stampin' Seal.
  7. Cut Daffodil Delight cardstock 1" x 4 1/4" and adhere to card base using Stampin' Seal.
  8. Cut Basic White cardstock 3/4" x 3 1/2"
  9. Stamp sentiment using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.
  10. Adhere to card base on Daffodil Delight strip using Dimensionals.
  11. Add Black Matte Dots

You can check out my YouTube video for tips and tricks on making this card!  Don't forget to subscribe to my YouTube Channel while you're watching!

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Are you ready for 9 amazing projects featuring the Hand-Penned Suite?
Your Hand-Penned Stamp Camp includes:

  • The Hand-Penned Petals Bundle, Hand-Penned 12”x12” Designer Series Paper and Genial Gems!
  • Make and Takes* for 9 projects and an awesome PDF for you to follow along while creating
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  • Access to an exclusive FB group where additional LIVE presentations will be held during the 2 days weekend (you can watch later, as well)!
*Card stock will be prepped and ready for you with any of the die-cutting done that is not using your bundle.
*You will provide your own ink and adhesive and will use the Designer Series Paper and Genial Gems from your purchased suite.
*Your kit will include cardstock for you to stamp on, but you will do the die cutting.

I hope you join in the fun with us! This is such a beautiful product suite and you are going to love how versatile it is!
Registration ENDS June 12th and the Make-n-Take kit is estimated to ship by June 14th.
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    1. Love it Melva. Thanks for sharing.

    2. Great idea! Love your card!

    3. Wow! I was wondering how to use the pastels. Thanks for showing me.

    4. Hi Melva, Thank you so much for sharing this technique. I'll have to try it.

    5. Love the embossing on this card!! Sooo unique!!


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