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Dry embossed background with coordinating dies

We often buy coordinating dies to make it easy to cut out our stamped images. But why not stretch them and get more out of them by creating texture to a plain background behind your focal images. So for this card, we are going to create a dry embossed die-cut background on this Christmas card, using the Pace, Love & Holly stamp & die set from the new Nordic Woods release from Catherine Pooler designs.

PRODUCED AS PART OF MY BRAND AMBASSADOR WORK FOR CATHERINE POOLER DESIGNS - SEE END OF POST FOR MORE DETAILS

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dry embossed background with coordinating dies

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dry embossed background with coordinating dies

creating the dry embossed background

Start off by colouring a piece of white card stock with Cranberry Fizz Catherine Pooler Ink, by swiping the ink pad directly onto the cardstock. Next, separate the ‘Peace, love & holly’ die, positioning the small dies over your coloured cardstock. 

Place this into your die-cutting machine, set up for dry embossing and use a silicone embossing mat to place your cardstock onto. Once you have dry embossed this, reposition the dies and dry embossed again. Continue to do this until the background is complete. 

adding the stamping

For the stamping on this card, ink up the small foliage stamps from the stamp set with Cranberry Fizz CP ink. Wipe off any excess ink on the branches and leaves as we are just colouring the berries. 

Next, stamp the foliage again in Deck the Halls CP ink, removing excess ink on the berries so the berries remain red in our stamping. Once complete, use the coordinating dies to die-cut them out. 

The sentiment was heat embossed in Gold onto a white card strip. This was foam mounted onto the card panel to one side. The stamped images were added with varying levels of dimension, clustered around the sentiment. Lastly, the card was embellished with sequins from the Oak City Sequin Mix from Catherine Pooler Designs.

dry embossed background with coordinating dies

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Peace Love & Holly stamp set - Catherine Pooler Designs
Peace Love & Holly stamp set – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Woodland 'I want it all' Bundle - Catherine Pooler Designs
Woodland ‘I want it all’ Bundle – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Peace Love & Holly die set - Catherine Pooler Designs
Peace Love & Holly die set – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Deck the Halls Ink Pad - Catherine Pooler Designs
Deck the Halls Ink Pad – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Deck the Halls Reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
Deck the Halls Reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Deck the Halls Ink Bundle - Catherine Pooler Designs
Deck the Halls Ink Bundle – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Cranberry Fizz Ink Pad - Catherine Pooler Designs
Cranberry Fizz Ink Pad – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Cranberry Fizz Reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
Cranberry Fizz Reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Cranberry Fizz Ink Bundle – Catherine Pooler Designs
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WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink pad
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WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink refill
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WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink pad & refill
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Metallic Gold Rich Pale – WOW! Embossing Powder
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Oak City Sequin Mix - Catherine Pooler Designs
Oak City Sequin Mix – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Premium White Cardstock: 8.5″ x 11 – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Original MISTI 2.0 – My Sweet Petunia
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Scrapbook Adhesives 3D foam squares 1/4″ white
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WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (UK version)
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WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (US version)
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Trim and Score Board – We R Memory Keepers
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QuickStik – We R Memory Keepers
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This post was produced as part of my Brand Ambassador work for Catherine Pooler Designs  I have not been paid to make this post, but I am given supplies from Catherine Pooler Designs to use. However, I create projects with creative control and produce projects I am proud of and with products that I love.   The information provided is based on my own personal experience – I am not an expert. 

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Hi, I am Verity and I live in the UK.  I love to create beautiful projects whenever I can. My main passion lies with Papercrafting, however, I will always turn my hand to a new project or craft any chance I get.

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