Pressure Embossing Technique

Pressure Embossing Blog Hop

Welcome to “Technique Tuesday Blog Hop”!  I am excited to participate in Crafty Collaborations team blog hop!  We are a group of international Stampin’ Up! demonstrators who seek to inspire each other and others while creating and sharing handmade cards.  Today we are sharing a variety of pressure embossing techniques that you can use to create your own handmade cards.  You’ll want to take time to visit each of the blog hop participants, as you will learn about a variety of techniques to use on your own cards.  I’m excited to share the card I created today using a fun and unique pressure embossing technique.

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What is Pressure Embossing?

Pressure embossing is a technique paper crafters use to alter the texture of paper.  Sometimes embossing can be dry – often used with an embossing folder.  Other times embossing can involve heat – often used with a powder.  Whatever the technique used to alter the paper, the effect adds an additional design element to create a beautiful card.

Ink Embossing

Today I created a card using “ink embossing”.  This type of embossing is unique because the colors on the paper are altered with a textured impression and also with color.  To create this look, I use an embossing folder and rub one inside panel of the folder with an ink pad.  I then place a piece of paper into the embossing folder and run the folder through the embossing machine.  When the paper is embossed, the paper has a green background and white flowers.  Although it is lovely with just the two colors, I want to design the card with color on the flowers.

Adding Color to the Embossed Panel

After the ink is dry, I use a blender brush to bring in some of the purplish color (Fresh Freesia) onto the flowers.  Using the blender brush is a perfect way to add color to the tops of the flowers while the background remains green (Sea Foam).  The floral highlights are perfectly mounted upon the Fresh Freesia background. 

The Finishing Touches

This card looks beautiful with the ink embossing and floral highlights design.  I did not want to add much more to this card, other than a sentiment ~ less is more theory.  Before mounting the embossed panel onto the Fresh Freesia panel, I cut out a rectangular piece to place the sentiment.  I use a Happy Birthday sentiment and create this with white embossing powder – heat embossing.  I add a piece of gold ribbon with a small staple and adhere this to the card with dimensionals.  This gives the sentiment just enough lift to bring in the WOW factor!

A Look Inside

When I create my cards, I like to do something a little extra special to the inside of each card.  I carry over the design element to give the card that “finished” look and oftentimes create a matching envelope.  This makes that entire card a special gift for the recipient. 

Time to Hop!

I hope you are excited to try this pressure embossing technique!  There are many embossing folders you can use to create a special effect on any handmade card.  You can find a supply list to create this card below.  All materials are available in my online store. 

Now it’s time to take a trip around the world and visit the international Stampin’ Up! demonstrators below.  Keep your notepad and pencil handy to write down new techniques to try.  Bon voyage!!

Supply List

Non Stampin’ Up! Supplies

Related Sites

Check out these sites for additional samples of pressure embossing technique.

Handsomely Suited

Veteran’s Day Thank You

Hearts Galore

Final Thoughts

WOW!!  I hope you enjoyed the international blog hop!! There are so many beautiful and creative card designs to try using this technique ~ Pressure Embossing.  Let me know your favorite type of pressure embossing and share your design in the comments. 

Have a blessed day! ~ Annette 

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This Post Has 5 Comments

  1. Jill Hamlett

    Turned out great. Love our blending brushes!

  2. Candi Suriano

    Love the way you used the blending brushes after embossing. The card is so pretty.

    1. Annette Durbin

      Thank you!!! I’ve had this vision for this embossing folder for a while, and I’m glad I finally created it!

  3. Robbie Susan Chandler

    Great idea! Love your card!

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