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Dry Embossed Outlining

Embossed Outlining

Hi All,

I’m doing something new today – outlining and coloring embossed cardstock. It’s actually pretty easy to do, and the clean and simple look of the rest of the card really makes a great visual impact. Here is a close-up:

Embossed Outlining

I used the same markers to color the sequins so that they match perfectly. I LOVE this little Moonshine Sequin pack.

Enjoy the video and have a great weekend!


Card Measurements:

Element Imperial Metric
Embossed panel 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 inches 10.5 x 13.7 cm
Card base 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches 10.8 x 14 cm


Copic sketch markers used: YG67, G82, G40, 0

Leafy Embossing Folder
Leafy Embossing Folder
Altenew You Are
Altenew You Are
Lucky to Know You Die
Lucky to Know You Die
Micron Pens
Micron Pens
Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers
Clear Sequins
Clear Sequins
Versamark Ink Pad
Versamark Ink
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
Stampin' Up! Basic Black Cardstock
Black Cardstock
Hero Arts Black Notecards
Hero Arts Black Notecards
Sizzix Big Shot Machine
Sizzix Big Shot
Pick Me Up Stick
Pick Me Up Stick
Ranger Multi Medium, Matte
Ranger Multi Medium, Matte
Zig Two-Way Glue Pen
Glue Pen
Tombow Mono Multi Glue
Tombow Mono Multi Glue


  1. wrote on July 28th, 2017 at 8:46 am


    This card is so chic – that’s the only word I can use to describe it. I like the green Copic colours you selected and the entire effect. I’m just going to have to get this embossing folder and try it!

  2. wrote on July 28th, 2017 at 9:08 am


    Simply beautiful! I have recently been overthinking the sequins with which side faces up on the card. So silly, but I don’t think it matters – personal preference. I love the moonshine sequins packet also.

  3. wrote on July 28th, 2017 at 1:26 pm


    What a cleaver idea. Now I am going to have to look at all my embossing folders!
    hugs Myrna

  4. wrote on July 28th, 2017 at 1:49 pm


    Another great card Darlene. I’m going to have to check out my embossing folders too. Hopefully I have one I can use this technique with.

  5. wrote on July 28th, 2017 at 2:52 pm

    Carol Mac

    Love this idea Darlene, I will have to go through my folders as well! Question…how did you get the nice little “knob” on your pick me up stick?

    • wrote on August 1st, 2017 at 11:55 am


      Not sure, Carol. It keeps getting smushed. You can push more sticky stuff out by twisting the knob.

  6. wrote on July 28th, 2017 at 4:30 pm

    Brenda L.

    Very cool card Darlene! I love that technique you used and will have to have a look through my own folders to see what could be used. Hugs, Brenda

  7. wrote on July 28th, 2017 at 6:00 pm


    Wow! We are all impressed!! The colour combination is perfect. Will have to try this.

  8. wrote on July 28th, 2017 at 6:15 pm


    Great looking card! Love your videos.

  9. wrote on July 28th, 2017 at 7:13 pm


    Cute card. Like the simplicity.

  10. wrote on July 28th, 2017 at 8:25 pm

    Lesley S

    Just partway through your video chat, and if this card is an example of what you come up with when you’re having a design “block”, then don’t worry at all! Love the card and this particular embossing folder is perfect, but as others have said, I’ll be looking through all my folders with this technique in mind. Love the green colour combo as well, and really appreciate that you tell us the specifics about colour choices, etc.

  11. wrote on July 28th, 2017 at 9:30 pm

    Colorful Card Maker

    I really like this card but I don’t have a die cutter or anything that uses an embossing folder so I can’t make this. I like how it looks though. I like how you did the different shades of green and how the sequins matched the leaves. It reminds me of the 60’s and I don’t know why. Great job!

  12. wrote on July 29th, 2017 at 6:41 am


    Love this card … what a great technique tutorial…. thanks so much!

  13. wrote on July 31st, 2017 at 10:43 am


    What a fun technique! Your card is lovely. Time to search through my stash of embossing folders…

  14. wrote on August 14th, 2017 at 7:02 pm

    Patty Beers

    So I tried this one, Darlene, on a day when I needed to sit and do something very calm. It was fun but a little tense until I got the feel of it. My leaf pattern had little bumps in it so it was a little hard to go smoothly. But I loved it in the end. Thanks.

    • wrote on August 15th, 2017 at 11:58 am


      Hi Patty. So glad you tried it and liked it! It does take a little practice until you get the feel, as you say. But, I love the results. I’m sure yours looks beautiful, as all your cards that I have seen do!

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