If you like to stamp AND emboss handmade cards, you may wonder “When do I dry emboss?” Is it BEFORE I stamp or after? I’m going to tell you in my latest JO-Tips video, #50!

Maybe you’ve seen cards like this one that has both a cool dry embossed texture and some wonderful rubber stamping.

VIDEO When Do I Dry Emboss Hand Stamped Cards?
Did I stamp or dry emboss first?

This particular one is stamped and dry embossed on our vellum cardstock which gives the whit-ish textured background, very cool! I’ve also heat embossed the greeting on the vellum so it’s coloured and shiny.

It’s even better when you get a close-up!

VIDEO When Do I Dry Emboss Hand Stamped Cards?
A pretty card with two kinds of embossing

So which did I do first – and more importantly, why?

When Do I Dry Emboss?

Click the triangle to find out the answer!

If you like this look, click to see another stamped and embossed flower card, this one made with the Art Gallery stamps and my Stamparatus.

A Couple Other Ideas

You might like to see these other cards I shared in the video a little more up close and personal. They really show off the depth and texture you can add to your rubber stamped images when you run them through an embossing folder.

VIDEO When Do I Dry Emboss Hand Stamped Cards?
Add shading once it’s embossed with Blending Brushes for even more depth

And don’t just limit yourself to rubber stamping. You can also glue down your pieces of patterned papers, then dry emboss for another neat look.

VIDEO When Do I Dry Emboss Hand Stamped Cards?
Dry emboss stamped images and glued on papers too

Have You Got a Paper Crafting Question?

I’d love to give a crack at answering any of your paper crafting questions. Feel free to send me an email at [email protected]!

I’m going to leave you with another peek at this lovely card. This is such a fun technique!

VIDEO When Do I Dry Emboss Hand Stamped Cards?
An over-the-top card with rubber stamping and dry embossing

I hope you found a tip or two to incorporate these two wonderful card making techniques into your own designs. And I bet you’ll make all kinds of fabulous cards for friends and family now you know the answer to When do I dry emboss?

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