Handmade Cards, Pretty Pink Posh DT

Lace Hearts

One of my favourite techniques at the moment is dry embossing with dies. I think this is a great way to get more use out of the dies that you have in your collection, plus get some different looks.

I shared this technique on a recent card featuring the Pretty Pink Posh Hummingbirds – you can see this card here.

Today I’m sharing a card using the Love Shaker die from Pretty Pink Posh.

I ran a piece of white card through my die cutting machine with the Love Shaker die and a tan embossing mat. This mat stops the die from cutting through the card and instead leaves a embossed impression. I repeated this four times to create an embossed background.

I left a space in the middle of the card base, where I die cut the heart properly, then I layered some acetate behind the opening. At the front, I adhered the Love heart die cut on top of the acetate.

On a white card base, I blended on a light layer of distress oxide ink in picked raspberry.

On the back of the card panel, I added one layer on foam tape to create a shaker area and filled it with some gorgeous heart confetti. One layer of foam tape is enough as the confetti isn’t as dimensional as sequins.

I placed more foam tape at the back of the panel, before adding the card base to finish the card.

I love the lace look that the dry embossing gives to the card, and the clean look of lots of white with a pop of colour in the centre. I think this would be perfect not only for valentines, but also for a wedding or anniversary.