Dry or Wet Embossing for MMM #158

Welcome to another Make My Monday Challenge challenge! Billie A. chose wet or dry embossing for challenge #158 . I hope you will pop over to the MMM blog to see what the rest of the design team created as well!  I was both dry and wet embossing on my card:

Here’s my card:

I used two stamp sets for this card.  The first set is the Biggest Wish for the sentiment panel.  The second set, Textures and Frames, is a Sale-a-Bration FREE stamp set with a qualifying $50 order.  Sale-a-Bration ends at midnight on September 30th, so time’s quickly slipping away!

This red, white, and blue card will be sent to a 2021 alum who is now at West Point Academy.  The colors, Real Red, Night of Navy, and Basic White.  


  • The Night of Navy card base measures 4-1/4 inches by 11 inches, scored at 5-1/2 inches to create a tent card.
  • The white cardstock panel measures 4-1/8 inches by 5-3/8 inches.
  • As usual, I trimmed a piece of white cardstock for the inside of the card to 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches.
  • I used a matted sentiment panel for contrast. The Night of Navy layer measures 1-1/2 inches by 5-1/2 inches. The Real Red mat for the sentiment measures 1-3/4 inches by 5-1/2 inches.
  • I used an old star punch for the stars. I actually already had a piece of scrap white cardstock dry embossed using the bark 3D embossing folder.
  • That’s it for the pieces.

What I Did:

  • I used the circle outline from Textures and Frames and randomly stamped the circles in Real Red. After cleaning the stamp, I did the same with Night of Navy.
  • This perfectly aligned sentiment panel could not have been as easy if I didn’t use the Stamparatus. I did have to make a practice panel with the two difference sentiments using ink and just a piece of scrap copy paper. After getting it worked out, I stamped the block “HELLO” using Versamark. The Stamparatus allowed me to step down two places and stamp again. I repeated that for the third block HELLO.
  • Next, I used the second acrylic panel with the previously aligned script hello greeting, again using Versamark.
  • Then, I used the white Stampin’ Embossing Powder for all five hellos. After tapping off the excess powder, I used my heat tool to set the embossing powder.
  • HINT: I use a small, stiff, angled make-up brush to very carefully remove some wayward powder specks. Recently, I found out that using the putty end of the Take Your Pick tool will also allow you to tap on wayward powder specks.
  • Next, I used multipurpose glue to adhere the sentiment panel to the Real Red mat. Multipurpose liquid glue also holds the Real Red mat to the stamped white cardstock.
  • Finally, I put dimensionals under the dry embossed stars and adhered them to the card.
  • Since I didn’t use any DSP, I stamped the same colors of circles on the envelope flap. With that, I’d completed this coordinated card/envelope set.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today. I’d love to hear your thoughts on this card.

Please stay safe and healthy.

Have a Peachy day!


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