Partial embossing

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Today I have two cards to share. Both were made in Background Check OCC. Both are made with the same technique – partial embossing with embossing folder.

There are embossing diffusers that can be used for this technique. They have circle or oval “window” in a cutting pad. But it’s pretty easy to make a DIY one with a custom design. All you need are 4-5 sheets of cardstock and a die of choice. Die-cut a design in the same spot of all pieces of cardstock and adhere them all together.

For these cards I went even simpler. Embossed a piece of cardstock, cut a part of design with my scissors and use this cut piece as a template for another three pieces of cardstock. You don’t even need to be very precise. Then I used this DIY diffuser to partially emboss front panels of my card. I made the same design twice, on white and kraft cardstock.Partial embossing with folder @s_shayevich #card #cas #cleanandsimple #diy #handmade #embossingTo highlight embossed design I inked it with white ink on kraft cardstock and use the same ink to stamp the sentiment.Partial embossing with folder @s_shayevich #card #cas #cleanandsimple #diy #handmade #embossingUsed Distress Ink Antique Linen to highlight white embossed panel and Hero Arts Soft Brown ink for the sentiment.

These cards look a bit like made by Hallmark or something. Not very handmade look lol. But it’s good to have such an option in case you need it. And also this technique allows to add some interest to dry embossed backgrounds. I completely neglected my embossing folders and making these cards made me using them.

Do you like using embossing folders? I’m not so much. They look for me kind of outdated and first of all not really my style. Nope I didn’t buy so many before I defined what my style is lol.


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August 11, 2015
August 17, 2015



  1. Reply

    Leigh Penner

    August 14, 2015

    Oh, these are both so pretty!

    • Reply

      Svitlana Shayevich

      August 17, 2015

      Thank you!