Filling up white space by die embossing

Chapter: Projects   Series: Bookmarks & Cards

Dry embossing on this panel gives the plain background a subtle impression. I like this look on a card with lots of white space. I have used a eyeglass die to make the embossed imprint and die cut the space to house the die cut.

Message on the “lenses” were white heat embossed.

In the meanwhile I added a shiny pair of silver sunglasses that is popped up with a foam die cut beneath.


  1. Align eyeglass die on card panel and send it through the die cutting machine to dry emboss. Repeat this throughout the panel.
    TIP — I dry emboss on paper by sandwiching the die on paper between two self-healing cutting pads before running the sandwich through the Big Shot.
  2. Die cut on the actual spot where the sunglasses will be inlaid.
  3. Die cut eyeglass on silver and black cardstock, and on foam. Save all the pieces.
  4. White heat emboss the words onto the black “lenses”. I used the anti-static powder tool to brush across the cardstock.
  5. Pat black inkpad around the borders of the panel before sticking onto card base.
  6. Stack and adhere the die cut pieces into their rightful spots. I added some die cut hearts as well.

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