Platinum Scraps was originally launched February of 2010 as a vision of several friends who met on the Cricut Message board who wanted to venture out into creating, sharing, and showcasing the many talents each of us possess. Platinum Scraps showcases the diversity in scrapbooking and features designers from all walks of life. To keep the tradition going, each week our design team is challenged to create a unique layout or card based on a sketch that exemplifies their skills and talents. We hope that we inspire your creations and we appreciate your continued love and support as we grow together.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Technique Challenge Week - Dry Embossing

This week the design team had to make a project using the dry embossing technique.  In order to "dry emboss", you will need a die cut machine and die or dies. 

There are many machines out there that allow you to dry emboss and most of them are interchangeable (meaning one die will work in another machine).  The leading die cut machines on the market for the average scrapbooker are Cuttlebug, Sizzix, and Quickutz die cutting systems.  Each machine plates.  Refer to your owners manual for instructions as to which plate does what. 

You can also emboss with a stylus and believe it or not, but I was told by a friend, that you could emboss with a rolling pen and your die folder.  Go figure.

 Happy Memorial Day to all of our friends and followers. 

Designer's Take

"In Bloom"

"In A Pickle"

"Just Because"

"Thank You"

"You Are My Here"

"Chill Out"


  1. Excellent job!!! I love all the different projects.

  2. Great cards! I love the use of the Cuttlebug folders on the water for the Chill Out and the In a Pickle card! Too cute!

  3. Simply beautiful... LOVE the texture on Curt's take...


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