Cheery Lynn Designs Do It Yourself embossing plate

For the next few weeks we are going to bring you ideas for using our fabulous Cheery Lynn Designs embossing plates and grunge plates.  For my card today, I used this great XL Do It Yourself embossing plate, it measures a whopping 5 7/8" x 7 1/2".  But first I wanted to share with you some of the ways you can use these plates....

This is what normal embossing will look like, it won't be as crisp as you will get from an embossing folder but it is still a great look.

 To achieve this look, I ran a Distress Ink pad over the plate before adding the paper and running it through my Big Shot.  So you can see the ink is in the debossed areas; a subtle bit of coloring.

This look is from running a Distress Ink direct to paper over the embossing; the nuts, bolts and such are raised so the ink stays primarily on them.  A much bolder look.

And the last technique I have to share today is what I used for my card, I ran my Distress Ink direct to paper on the debossed side, a much more vintage and aged look.

This great image is called Mr Fix It Grandpa from Karen's Doodles.  Other products I used to complete my card; Inverted Scallop Oval Nesting dies for the image,  Lattice 1 and Dimensional Buttons 5.  Finished size is 6" square.


  1. Thanks for the ideas. These make the plates very versatile. Love your Fix It card!

  2. This is the cutest card for any man. And appreciate all the idea for the dry emboss plate. Thanks. Edna

  3. That is so cool! I shall really try to do more of the distressing with my plates as well. And, that is a great plate to own for man cards.

  4. I love to see masculine cards...there are so many challenges for me when I try to create one...this one is GREAT!

  5. Great card Sandy! I love Fix it grandpa! The dies you used are all perfect!

  6. What a great image, fantastic card and great tutorial !! Thanks!


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