Learn how to use Embossed card stock or Designer Series paper to create a fun look to your cards. I used the Countryside Blossoms Embossing Folder to this card.

Handmade card with Floral embossed mat layered with Countryside Inn Designer Series Paper matted with Night of Navy Card Stock and sentiment label added using Double Oval Punch.
Adding Texture with Embossed Mat
Inside of Embossed Country Side card showing strip of designer series paper along bottom and sentiment stamped in Black ink.
Inside of card using strip of Designer Series Paper.

Welcome to my blog! So happy you decided to pop in and get some inspiration to help you create cards. This card was created using Designer Series Paper from the CountrySide Inn suite by Stampin Up®!

Embossing is a great way to add dimension and wow factors to your cards. There are two ways that we can add embossing to our cards.

  • Heat
  • Dry

Heat Embossing is when you use versa mark ink, embossing powder and a heat tool. Click here for more information on Heat Embossing.

Dry Embossing is when you bring in an Embossing Folder to add texture to either a piece of card stock or designer series paper. Then run it through a Die cut machine such as the Stamp N Cut machine by Stampin Up®. This is the method I used for this card.

I wanted to bring in a delicate look to this card so I brought in the Countryside Blossoms Embossing Folder. Embossing folders are a quick and easy way to add dimension and texture to your cards. I call it one of my easy buttons.

Below you will find the supply list I used in creating this card. To see the list click on the link below!

Click here to see supply list used for this card.

Table of Contents

Card Cuts:


Misty Moonlight  – 5 ½ x 8 ½ Scored at 4 ¼ 

FRONT:                                DSP = Designer Series Paper CS = Card Stock

Basic White CS – 4 x 5 ¼; 1 ½ x 2 (Oval)

Misty Moonlight CS – 1 5/8x 5 ⅛, 1 ⅝ x 3 ¼, 1 ½ x 2 ½ (Oval)

Balmy Blue CS – (2) 4 ⅛ x 5 ⅜

Countryside Inn DSP – 1 ½ x 5, 1 ½ x 3 ⅛ 


Basic White CS –  4 x 5 ¼

Countryside Inn DSP – ½ x 4



  1. Using Misty Moonlight Ink and the Seasonal Branches set stamp:
    1. Sentiment onto the 1 ½ x 2 Basic White piece
    2. Sentiment onto the 4 x 5 ¼ Basic White piece 


  1. Using the Double Oval Punch:
    1. Punch a scalloped oval from the 1 ½ x 2 ½ Misty Moonlight piece.
    2. Punch a straight edged oval from the stamped 1 ½ x 2 Basic White piece.
  2. Using the Countryside Blossoms Embossing folder and the 4 x 5 ¼ Basic White piece run through the Stamp N Cut machine.


  1. Adhere one of the 4 ⅛ x 5 ⅜ Balmy Blue pieces to the card front and the other one to the inside of the card.
  2. Adhere the DSP strip to the bottom of the 4  5 ¼ Basic White piece for inside of card then adhere it to the inside.
  3. Adhere Embossed Basic White piece to the card front.
  4. Adhere the DSP pieces to the Misty Moonlight mats.
  5. Then the longest one to the card front leave a small white edge to the left, bottom and top edges.
  6. Using Dimensionals on the right side and liquid glue or glue dots on left side Adhere the other DSP matted piece to the card front overlapping the last one about ⅝” from left side of other mat and ¼” from bottom edge of embossed piece.
  7. Adhere the Basic White oval to the Misty Moonlight oval then adhere both to the Card Front as shown.
  8. Color Rhinestones with Dark Misty Moonlight blend then apply as desired. 

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I hope this had inspired you to pull out those embossing folders and go to town designing some great cards.! I’d love to hear from you so let me know what you think of this card and if you have any questions please feel free to comment below!

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