Monday, October 6, 2014

MIM #183: Dry Embossing Over Heat Embossing

Happy Monday!
And Happy MIM with Dawn at PapertreyInk!

This technique is really very simple, and packs a wow punch to your cards!

Finishing up the Halloween cards for the grandkids + 
some children of friends.
This was a perfect set of tools for quick cards.

After embossing the ghosts and sentiment,
dry embossed Horizontal Stripes (yes, Horizontal!) to mimic a fence.
Partially cutout the top ghost so the ghost border would fit behind him.
Embossed (with Zing) 2 more borders to look like crime tape.
(Think I watch too many murder mysteries!)
All onto Orange Zest leafy Pattern Paper.
Lots of rainstones sprinkled about.
Thank You Dawn, as always, love every moment watching and learning from you!

Happy Spooky Halloween & Haunted Borders


  1. Boo! I love this, Nancy! Perfect card for Halloween. :)

  2. Such a cute card, Nancy. This turned out great using this technique.

  3. Cute, cute card Nancy! Don't you just love that Haunted Borders stamp set?! And great idea using the striped embossing to mimic a it! :0) I'm SO excited I get to make a Halloween card for Addy this year...LOVE the perks of being a grandma! :0)

  4. Oh those little ghosts are just the cahutest, Nancy. Love the 'fence' background :-)

  5. This is super cute! Love the crime tape. ;)

  6. So cool!! Love the embossing!

  7. Nancy, you never cease to amaze me. This is such a darling little card. The ghosts are perfect for this technique as they blend right in with the woodwork. ; -) I always look forward to seeing your MIM creations. Hugs~ Birgit

  8. Fab hallowe'en card- love how the colours pop against the black.

  9. what a great card with super cute details - i love it all! especially the crime tape on the fence and how you tucked in the ghost border!!

  10. Fabulous card, Nancy, just the way I like my Halloween. It's fun and colorful without being scary. That embossed crime tape is the perfect touch. I am in awe at how you can turn out such wonderfully designed cards in such a short period of time.

  11. Adorable! Love the coverplate as a fence, too! Great idea, as is the "crime tape" ;)

  12. Oh my gosh I LOVE that crime tape! How creative is that!!!!! Adorable card! Sorry I am so behind ....I was so tired after Disneyland it took me a few days to even do things around the house. You are rocking the cards my friend!