“New” Craft Stash Hop! Dry Embossing with Dies and Ink Swiping Technique

Catherine CP Designs, CPD Ink, Embossing, Techniques, Videos 75 Comments

Some of my blogger friends were chatting one day. They were talking about craft stashes and supplies, etc. and decided to do a totally just for FUN hop. We were challenged to grab our new, new to us, or supplies that are collecting dust and give them a spin.

Honestly, I don't have anything new in my stash that I haven't used yet!  Seriously!

So I was inspired by this blog post from Jenny last week to try a new technique!  I hope that counts!

Dry Embossing with Dies and Ink Swiping


If you have the correct supplies, dry embossing with dies is super easy to do!  Just lay your die face up on the Big Shot or Spellbinders Platinum Machine, place your yardstick on top, then add the embossing mat and purplish/blue plate on top.  Crank it through…this takes a bit of OOMPH!  and when it comes out the other side, the blades from the die make an impression in the cardstock, but they do not cut through.

A brilliant white textured background adds a lot of pizzazz to any hand stamped card, but then adding ink over it is a great finishing touch.

You can use Ink Blending tools to apply the ink, or with our foam ink pads, it's really easy to just swipe your ink pad across your cardstock.  A light hand is all you need.

Since our pads are foam, be gentle so you don't tear your ink pad.  You may also want ink refills on hand in case your pad gets dry.

If you are new to our ink, CLICK HERE to learn more!

The sentiment die was dabbed in embossing ink, the Aladdin Embossing Glitter was poured on and heat set.  The resulting sentiment just pops off the card and you don't really need anything else!

Since this is a hop, you are in for some awesome inspiration….so read on for the bloggers and to see the prizes!

With a blog hop, we have PRIZES! Comment on the blogs (three days!) to be entered to win. Prizes drawn/winners notified on Sunday July 23rd.

  • Stampscapes – 2 prizes – Choice of Nature Sheet ($26.50 ea)
  • CAS-ual Fridays – $25 GC
  • Catherine Pooler – $25 GC
  • Stamplorations – $20 GC
  • Right At Home – $20 GC


We have a few more prizes being offered by some of these bloggers, be sure to visit their blogs for details on their prizes.

  • Ingrid – Prize Pack
  • Allison – $25 Power Poppy E-Gift Card
  • Ilina – Prize Pack
  • Tracie – $25 Catherine Pooler GC


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Comments 75

  1. Love this technique, but I haven’t had much luck with it. Will have to try again using the “sandwich” that you showed. Beautiful card!

  2. I have to try this technique, but not sure if it will work with a Cuttlebug.
    I’ll have to play with it to see… Your card is gorgeous!

  3. Love the textured background and the colors you used! Beautiful card! Have to try this with my dies!

  4. Okay – you have encouraged me to try the dry embossing again. Glad to see that it really does take some elbow grease to get that to go through the machine – I thought I was doing something wrong!

  5. Amazing idea really looks awesome. Will have to give this a try for sure, thanks for sharing this great technique. Always love Blog Hops!

  6. Love this, you could do this with all the different collections of your inks and with many different dies! Thanks for sharing!

  7. I love that colour blue- come to think of it I have that colour blue: just haven’t used it yet🤣

  8. I’ve seen this before but have never tried it myself. Guess it is about time I did because your card is lovely!

  9. Hi Catherine, love your designs. You are such an inspiration to many of us 😊.

  10. Glad to know that I wasn’t the only one that didn’t have the correct sequence for dry embossing with die cuts. I assumed it was my paper… which it still may have been the paper.

  11. What an awesome technique. I like how the white outlines came out so crisp. Beautiful.

  12. Love this technique especially the two blue colors together! I will have to try that out!

  13. Very pretty card! I haven’t tried that technique yet either, but I am now inspired to do so!!

  14. Great technique and beautiful card! I have heard of this technique before but haven’t tried it yet but with your gorgeous inking you’re inspired me to try this right away! I’m adoring that cover die! Thank you for doing this hop.

  15. I watched your video from 2016 and you did one similar to this and I tried it using aquatini that I had won. I made a shaker card. Love the look.

  16. I love the beautiful textured pattern you’ve created! This is a great idea, and a great way to use some of my “new to me” items too! Very pretty!

  17. Oh wow, such a fun and easy technique that makes for a dramatic effect. Love your card! And, now I need to add Aladdin powder to my next shopping list!

  18. I love the ink choices and the way you framed it. Going to have to check my stash and see what I haven’t used in a while.

  19. Super look to that die being done this way – I need to try this technique out!
    I’m sure I have some lonely stamp that hasn’t been used yet…

  20. Beautiful card! I do the dry embossing but haven’t tried putting ink on top go it, but I definitely will now! Such a wonderful look!

  21. Gorgeous card. Love the dry embossing technique and how you colored it. Thanks for sharing….

  22. I have all the tools, but haven’t tried the dry embossing yet. Really need to get ready for company instead of playing. Love the card.

  23. Beautiful card background! I really have to go SUPER gently, though, whenever I’ve done inking over dry embossing, but it does make a stunning piece.

  24. This die is fabulous embossed and I like how you highlighted it with the 2 different blues.

  25. I’ve not tried dry embossing with dies yet but will have to after I’ve seen this gorgeous background! Love the ink blending with white pattern.

  26. I love how your dry embossing turned out! And the blue ink just really made it shine!

  27. GORGEOUS card! It almost looks like ceramic/porcelain! It is just so AMAZING to look at! I really enjoyed watching your video on how you created the card too!

  28. Stunning card! Fabulous technique and love that you kept the embellishment simple to let the gorgeous background panel shine.

  29. i like the technique. turns out i’ve been doing it wrong as well!! new things to try. thanks!

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