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Dry Embossed “Paper Pieced” Technique

Well I finally got round to putting together my first tutorial for you all, and I hope you like it. I think this technique suits this Stampin’ Up! Manhattan Flower embossing folder to a tee, with it’s larger portions within the design making it perfect for this. I’d love to see more folder designs similar to this one. I used the same Kaisercraft paper pad collection as the Original card found here, but made a different design! It feels fantastic too, this one I chose is a printed flocked page (feels like velvet…simply gorgeous!).

I put together this tutorial for the technique only, not for the actual card making. I have listed what I used to make the card itself, but there is no tutorial pics for the card (only pics for the technique).




Here is a list of supplies you need for this technique:

  • Stampin’ Up! – Embossing Folder/Manhattan Flower
  • Plain cardstock: Stampin’ Up! – Soft Sky
  • Patterned paper: Kaisercraft – Velvet Ensemble/6 1/2″ Paper Pad Collection
  • Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
  • Scissors
  • Pigment based ink
  • Optional: Glue Stick  (you could also use a glue stick in replace of the Mono multi Glue)


  • Stamps: EK Success
  • Cardstock: Black, Stampin’ Up! – Soft Sky (In Colour – 2008/2009)
  • Inks: Indian Ink
  • Accessories: Do Crafts – Xcut Nesting Dies/Ornate Frame, Crafts Too – Embossing Folder
  • Embellishments:Ribbon, Some bling!


1. Take the plain piece of card stock and emboss it.

2.  Place the pattern paper into the embossing folder with the printed side you wish to use facing the back of the folder (the front has the small logo in the bottom right corner). If you are using double sided paper, have the printed side you wish to use facing toward the back, away from the logo), and emboss it.

3. You should have both pieces embossed now.

4. On the back of of the printed paper (or the back of your double sided paper), with the pigment ink lightly scuff over the raised areas. Preferably use a colour, that shows up on it. (I did not use a dye ink, as the dye ink will most likely bleed through to the other side).

5. Step 4 above just makes it much easier for you to see it for step 6 below, whether you use plain colour paper or double sided paper with a print on this reverse side.

6. Start cutting the pieces out with the scissors, making sure you cut just inside of the lines marked for each segment.

7. Keep cutting!

8. I cut each rose and placed them into their separate piles for this tutorial.

 NOTE: But I have also cut and pasted as I go. I think it was a lot easier, so try it this way first. There are really no 2 pieces the same when it is all cut out, but the smaller pieces may confuse you. So if you cut and paste each one as you go, u can’t go wrong.

9. On the debossed side of the plain card stock, start gluing your printed pieces you have cut out. I used the Mono multi liquid glue, you have a bit of slip time, for perfect alignment. Note: Keep it thin near the edges when gluing, so it does do have an oozing effect, that can end up quite sticky and messy!!).

This is the finished piece, you can now trim this out to sit behind a frame card or cut it with your Spellbinders – Nestabilities and mount this onto a card. I made 2 different designs with no rhyme or reason, hopefully you gain some inspiration and give this a try, I would love to see your lovely creations.

Happy Crafting!



{ 2 comments… add one }
  • Susan August 16, 2012, 6:56 pm

    Thank you for sharing this card idea! Your card looks so stunning makes me go WOW! This will definitley be on my very soon to be tackled list!

  • morgyn July 16, 2012, 7:33 pm


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