Impression with a Die - MFT Tips & Tricks

June 11, 2019

Hi everyone! Today I'm sharing a fun idea for using the newly released Sweet Hello Die-namics

Have you tried making an impression on your card using your dies? It's super easy and a good way to add some texture to your card design. I'm going to show you two ways to make an impression with the shadow die from the Sweet Hello Die-namics in a video.
First, let me show you my sample cards.

 1. Debossing

Can you see two thin debossed lines around the die-cut "hello"? It was hard to catch those lines clearly with my camera. But they look so nice in real. By using the Metal Adopter Plate and an embossing mat, the shadow die leaves those lines instead of cutting a shadow layer. You can see what sandwich I did in a video below.

After I made the impression on a Smooth White panel, I adhered the die-cut "hello". I added the dolphin and hearts from the Friends with Fins stamp set with foam tape, then added the pastel waves cut with the Ocean Waves Die-namics. I stamped a sentiment from the Well, Hello stamp set in Kraft and adhered the panel to a card base.

2. Embossing

I hope you can see the bold embossed line around the "hello". I placed the die on the back of card stock to make it.

I made the impression on a panel of Whip Cream card stock and layered three "hello"s inside of the embossed line. I added three skinny sentiment strips under the hello using the Well, Hello stamp set and the Skinny Strips Die-namics. The panel was added to a Kraft card base.

For my last card, I added a shadow layer on top of the embossed line. This makes a double shadow effect, and it makes the word pop up. 

First I cut a panel of Lush Lagoon CS using the Stitched Cloud Edges Die-namics, then made the impression on it. I recommend cutting a panel before making an impression if you'd like to use a die to cut a panel, so the impression won't be pressed again. 
After adding the shadow layer and the hello, I heat embossed "From me to you". I cut two more panels from Lemon Drop and Whip Cream CS, added them under the Lush Lagoon panel, and adhered to the Orange Zest card base. Three silver star sequins finished off the card.

I'm demonstrating how to make these impressions in the video below. Click HERE if you'd like to watch it on YouTube. 

This is part of this month's Tips & Tricks feature on the MFT blog. Make sure you stop by the MFT blog for more inspirational ideas!

Thank you so much for stopping by!


  1. très jolies et tellement gaies! merci pour la vidéo très claire, on se rend mieux compte!