EMBOSS IT! Combining wet and dry embossing!

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I’m so happy to be showing you a fun tag card which I created to kick off Ai’s brand new blog challenge which is called “Emboss like a BOSS!”. Any embossing will do…including both wet and dry techniques! We will be using both today!

For today’s feature card we will be using the adorable Ai Baby Critters Set (5400) which includes several fun birthday critters along with several coordinating sentiments. We will be using many of these sentiments for this card!

Let’s get started by stamping and coloring in all of our images using the Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens in the following colors: Blender, Sugared Almond Pink, Pale Orange, Purple, Yellow, Bright Yellow, Persian Green, Lt Gray, Mid Gray, Beige, Mid Brown.

We’ll also add some details to the balloons and little elephant using a white gel pen. This is a great way to personalized your images!

Next we will die cut a fun stitched tag from the Ai Tag Stitched Die Set (5132) using some Strathmore Bristol Smooth 100lb Cardstock. We will stamp and emboss several sentiments from this set using clear ink and white embossing powder. This will act as a resist for the layer of Distress Oxide Ink (Speckled Egg) that we will be applying over the top of these sentiments. Just be sure to grab a paper towel and wipe off any excess ink that is sitting on top of the sentiments because it will not dry and could rub off!

We will add a bit of a floral border at the bottom of the tag using the Ai Easter Journal Paper Pack (5742). This patterned paper will coordinate well with the coloring we have already done.

Next let’s add a bit of baker’s twine and a bow to the top of the tag!

Now we can add some texture and dimension to our card using a 3D Geometric Flowers Embossing Folder. We will keep this background in plain white so that the tag remains our focal point!

Finally, we can assemble the card and add a bit of sparkle with some pretty teal colored opalescent sequins!

It’s really fun to combine the wet and dry embossing techniques for adding lots and lots of dimension and texture to your cards!

If you love this stamp set you may want to check out this video I had previously done using this adorable set:

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All of the supplies used in today’s video are listed below. Click the products below to make a purchase. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which are at no additional costs to you.

Art Impressions Baby Critters Set (5400)

https://shrsl.com/4236s (Art Impressions)

https://shrsl.com/4236x (Scrapbook.com)

Art Impressions Tag Stitched Dies (5132)

https://shrsl.com/4236u (Art Impressions)

https://shrsl.com/4236y (Scrapbook.com)

Art Impressions Easter Journal Paper Pack (5742)

https://shrsl.com/42370 (Art Impressions)

Signo White Gel Pen

https://shrsl.com/42372 (Art Impressions)

Post-it Labeling and Cover-up Tape

https://shrsl.com/42373 (Art Impressions)

Sizzix 3-D Textured Impressions – Geometric Flowers

https://shrsl.com/4237c (Scrapbook.com)

Spellbinders Color Essentials Sequins – Teal Opalescent

https://shrsl.com/4237d (Scrapbook.com)

Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens

https://shrsl.com/4237g (dickblick.com)

Ranger Embossing Powder – Super Fine Detail White

https://shrsl.com/4237j (Scrapbook.com)

Tim Holtz Paper Trimmer 8.5″

https://shrsl.com/4237m (Scrapbook.com)

Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer

https://shrsl.com/4237o (Scrapbook.com)

Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad – Speckled Egg

https://shrsl.com/4237q (Scrapbook.com)

Tim Holtz Craft Pick Tool

https://shrsl.com/4237r (Scrapbook.com)

Tim Holtz Mini Snips

https://shrsl.com/4237s (Scrapbook.com)

Tim Holtz Titanium Shears 9.5″

https://shrsl.com/4237u (Scrapbook.com)

Pink & Main Magic Anti-static Brush

https://shrsl.com/4237w (Scrapbook.com)

Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

https://shrsl.com/4237z (Scrapbook.com)

STAMPendable Stamping Tool

https://shrsl.com/42381 (Scrapbook.com)

Scrapbook.com – Double Sided Adhesive Foam Squares – Small Squares

https://shrsl.com/42383 (Scrapbook.com)

iCraft 3D Foam Tape

https://shrsl.com/42385 (Scrapbook.com)

Pinkfresh Studio – Essentials Collection – Dual Tip Embellishment Tool

https://shrsl.com/42389 (Scrapbook.com)

Baker’s Twine

Hero Arts Blending Brushes

https://shrsl.com/4238c (Scrapbook.com)

Dress My Craft – Mini Score Board

https://shrsl.com/4238e (Scrapbook.com)

MISTI Original

https://shrsl.com/4238f (Scrapbook.com)

MISTI Sticky Mats

https://shrsl.com/4238h (Scrapbook.com)

Cricut Weeding Tool Kit

https://shrsl.com/4238k (dickblick.com)

Versamark Watermark Ink Pad

https://shrsl.com/4238o (Scrapbook.com)

Versafine Onyx Black Ink Pad

https://shrsl.com/4238p (Scrapbook.com)

Lawn Fawn 1/4″ Double-sided Tape

https://shrsl.com/4238r (Scrapbook.com)

Pinkfresh Studios Brass Triangle Tray

https://shrsl.com/4238v (Scrapbook.com)

Strathmore Bristol Smooth 100lb Cardstock

https://shrsl.com/4238x (dickblick.com)

Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine

https://shrsl.com/4238y (Scrapbook.com)

Sizzix Sidekick Die Cutting Machine

https://shrsl.com/4238z (Scrapbook.com)