Technique Tuesday - Dry Embossing

Today I'm hopping with Stamping Demonstrators from around the world sharing projects featuring Dry Embossing. This was one of the very first techniques I learned when I started stamping.  I love the texture you create using Embossing Folders.

Isn't this a fun Christmas Card - who doesn't get excited about stockings!  It's the favourite part of Christmas morning for me - getting open up all of the little goodies in my stocking!  

The Christmas Tidings Embossing Folder is a perfect background for any holiday card - lots of fun words and images.  I also used the pretty Designer Series Paper called Traditions of St Nick along with the stocking stamp and die from Sending Cheer.  Festive Pearls and coloured twine add the finishing touches!


  1. Cut Cherry Cobbler cardstock 4 1/4" x 11" and score at 5 1/2".  Fold and burnish on scoreline using Bone Folder to form card base.
  2. Cut Basic White cardstock 4" x 5 1/4"
  3. Embossing using Christmas Tidings Embossing Folder
  4. Adhere to card base
  5. Cut Designer Series Paper 1 1/2" x 5 1/4"
  6. Adhere to card base about 1/2" from left edge
  7. Cut 2 pieces of Cherry Cobbler cardstock 1/4" x 5 1/4"
  8. Adhere to sides of Designer Series Paper
  9. Stamp stocking using Cherry Cobbler ink on Basic White cardstock
  10. Stamp cuff on stocking using Mossy Meadow ink
  11. Cut out using Die
  12. Cut out heel and toe for stocking from Basic White cardstock using Die
  13. Adhere to heel and toe of stocking
  14. Adhere to card base using Dimensionals
  15. Colour 6" of White Twine using Dark Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blend
  16. Tie a bow and adhere to loop of stocking using a Glue Dot
  17. Stamp sentiment on Basic White cardstock using Cherry Cobbler ink
  18. Adhere to card base using a Dimensional
  19. Adhere red Festive Pearls
  20. Colour cuff of stocking using Wink of Stella.  Let dry
  21. Cut Basic White cardstock 4" x 5 1/4"
  22. Cut Designer Series Paper 3/4" x 5 1/4"
  23. Adhere Designer Series Paper to left edge of Basic White cardstock
  24. Adhere to inside of card.

You can find all of the supplies for this card in my Online Store.

Check out my Youtube Video for tips and tricks to make this card. Don't forget to subscribe to my Stamping with Melva YouTube Channel

Now it's time to be inspired by all of the Projects in our Blog Hop!

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I hope you have been inspired!

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Monthly Card Club

I'm excited to be offering a Monthly Card Club either In Person or by mail.  Each month I will select a stamp set or bundle to feature.  You will make 3 cards with envelopes and receive 1/2 package of Designer Series Paper, package of Embellishments and a roll of ribbon or embossing folder.  Cost is $45 In Person (or local pick up) and $50 mailed.

This month the club features the Meandering Meadow Suite - a new Online Exclusive. Add the Meandering Meadow bundle to your order for $73.75 plus shipping and taxes.

You can join my club monthly.  If you join for 6 consecutive months and get a swag bag valued at $25 from me as a gift.

The In Person classes will be held on the last Sunday of each month from 10am to 12noon or 1-3pm.  Space will be limited to 4 people per class

Registration is now open for the October Club featuring Meandering Meadow! Check out these pretty sneak peeks!

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Your Creativity Awaits

The November Kit features Merry Bold & Bright Bundle from the Stampin' Up! 2023 September to December Catalogue.

Do you love to craft and are you looking for a kit that ships directly to you each month with special perks each month? Then you will LOVE “YOUR CREATIVITY AWAITS”!  

With “Your Creativity Awaits”, each month you will receive an exclusive make and take kit (2 cards of 4 designs) plus a PDF Tutorial.  All for only $60 per month shipped directly to you or $56 local pick up.

After 6 consecutive months of membership, you will receive a thank you of $25 product credit (before shipping and taxes) to spend on whatever you choose! 

Each month, the Design Team will choose one stamp set or bundle and design fun projects for you to create.  The stamp set is included in your kit. If you don't already own the dies or punch, you may add it to your kit or use what you have.  

  • Featured stamp set - Merry & Bright
  • 6 Cards (all different designs) - designed by Your Creativity Awaits Team
  • Exclusive Project tutorials you can follow along with to create your cards
  • Extra product (value will depend on the price of the stamp set)


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  • Porch Pick-up: $56 monthly 
  • Add on $45.00 extra for Dies

Your Creativity Awaits Kit Timelines

  • The upcoming kit information including supplies needed will be announced by the 15th of the previous month
  • Sign up must be done by the 2nd Sunday of the month
  • Kits will be shipped and tutorials emailed out by the 4th Tuesday of the month (subject to unforeseen delays in the shipment of product from Stampin’ Up!)
  • Available to Canadian Residents Only

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  1. The Christmas Tidings embossing is perfect for your card.

  2. I just bought this folder. Your card turned out great. Love the sentiment! Jill


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