Forever Flourishing Dies & my favorite alternative way to use them!

In today’s post, I’ll be sharing my favorite alternative way to use dies. For today’s project I’ve used the Forever Flourishing dies and the Ornate Layers Dies!

The Forever Flourishing Dies were used for the focal piece, and the Ornate Layers Dies were used for the subtle white impression for one of the focal backings.

Learn about my favorite alternative way to use the Forever Flourishing dies! It's a simple method you can use with any dies!

The process for creating the impressions here was really quite simple. You simply use the die with the cutting side facing away from the cardstock so instead of cutting you get an impression in the paper. You will also need a layer(s) under the cardstock, that has some give to it, like a silicone craft sheet, that will allow the die to press into the cardstock more effectively.

Learn about my favorite alternative way to use the Forever Flourishing dies! It's a simple method you can use with any dies!

For the fern focal piece, after I made my impression in the cardstock, I used a sponge dauber with some Soft Succulent ink to add some color to the raised areas. Next, I colored over the fern shapes with a Clear Wink of Stella brush for some added interest and to accentuate the shape of the fern impression.

Learn about my favorite alternative way to use the Forever Flourishing dies! It's a simple method you can use with any dies!

The background layer of Soft Succulent cardstock is dry embossed with the Tasteful Textiles embossing folder.

Learn about my favorite alternative way to use the Forever Flourishing dies! It's a simple method you can use with any dies!

I hope you’ve enjoyed my project featuring the Forever Flourishing Dies and will play around with using your dies in this fun alternative way!

Learn about my favorite alternative way to use the Forever Flourishing dies! It's a simple method you can use with any dies!

If you enjoyed this project and want to learn more about dry embossing with dies you may want to check out my Dry Embossing with Dies Technique Class.

Here is a sneak peek of the projects we made in this class:

Dry Embossing with Dies Technique Class

Thanks for spending some time with me today! You’ll find dimensions and a complete supply list at the end of this post.

Happy Crafting!

Melissa 🙂


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Project Dimensions:

  • Basic White Thick Card Body: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″
  • Soft Succulent Layer: 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Basic White Layer: 3-7/16″ x 4-7/8″
  • Soft Succulent Layer: 2-1/8″ x 3-7/16″
  • Basic White Focal: 2″ x 3-9/16″

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