18 posts categorized "Embossing Folders"

07/29/2020

Wed 29

Adding Dimension to your Embossing Folders
by Laura Fulcher

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Greetings friends. Today I want to share a card made with the other new embossing folder.  This time I ran the folder through the machine twice so that I had a base of the entire poinsettia and then a second piece that allowed me to cut out the flower petal section by hand.  I wanted to add this step so that the poinsettia could have some extra dimension.  I also really like the look of the petals hanging over the edges of the frame.  If you were making lots of holiday cards, you might want to cut out this part to make the card making process much faster.

I placed my poinsettia piece over some of the new Memory Box patterned paper.  One of the 6" x 6" packs is filled with holiday plaids and the other has holiday florals.  The best part is the two sets of patterns coordinate with each other, so it is easy to play with matching patterns that you might not normally pair with each other.  I really liked how the flowers looked with the plaid.

Once again, I added my sentiment with some of the new foil paper.

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Do you have any questions about using the 3-D embossing folders?  I would be happy to help...just leave a comment in the post.

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07/26/2020

Sun 26

Emboss and Distress the Garden Party Floral Corner by Jean Okimoto

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Blend the warm colors of a summer sunset onto Open Studio Watercolor Paper and add 3D embossing to create a floral card for any occasion.  Hello, Jean Okimoto here with another Garden Party Collection design before we introduce you to our 2020 Holiday Collection.

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Cut the smoother side of Open Studio Watercolor Paper with the 4" Square Basics die.  Spritz it with a light mist of water and sponge it with overlapping layers of Distress Oxides.  I've used spun sugar, squeezed lemonade and dried marigold here - but any combination of your favorite soft pastels would work for this design.

Air-dry the inks.  Moisten the reverse side of the paper with another quick spritz of water to prep it for embossing.  Emboss it with the Floral Corner 3D Embossing Folder using the plate(s) required for your machine.  Here's what I used for my Platinum - thick base platform, folder with the watercolor paper (inked side up) and two layers of 80# cardstock.  No embossing mats or plates.

Place the embossed paper on a smooth, hard surface and distress it with sandpaper or a sanding block.  I used #180 sandpaper and short, light upward strokes. Remove the residue with a tissue.  Attach it to a side-folded 5-½" square white card.

Stamp the greeting - from the Peony Garden Corner Clear Stamp and Die Set - on white cardstock with Melon Fresh Ink.  Heat-emboss it with detail clear powder.  Cut the top and two sides with the 2-½" Square Basics die, then trim the bottom edge.  Attach it with foam tape.

Color the white glitter sheet from the Delicate Pastel Glitter Pad with a Copic, Sharpie or Zebra Mildliner pen.  Punch ¼" accent dots.

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Our Design Team can't wait to start sharing our newest release and holiday designs with you...great dies, embossing folders, new glitter glues, artpapers and 6x6's.   There's something for everyone!

Thanks for visiting...see you on Thursday - 

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07/22/2020

Wed 22

Gracious Leaves Christmas
by Trina Pham

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Hello everyone.  It’s still July... Christmas in July, that is.  So I have another Christmas card to share today. I think the Gracious Leaves 3D embossing folder (EF) from the Garden Party collection is just beautiful.  It also reminded me of mistletoe, so that was what inspired me to stretch it and make a Christmas card with it. 

There are basically two steps in creating my card so this will be a very short post  😂   Dry embossed a piece of Bristol paper with the EF by running it through my Big Shot.

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Die cut the Merry Christmas Noted Script sentiment four times from thick white cardstock and once from blue glitter paper then stacked them for a floating effect. Assembled to finish!  

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You could switch up the glitter paper / sentiment and this would be great for mass producing.

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Did I mention that this is going to be a short post? 😂  Well that does it for me.  Thank you for joining me.  Have a wonderful day.    

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07/09/2020

Thu 09

Heartfelt Hugs
by Michelle Bala

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Hello there! Michelle here, sharing some heartfelt hugs! There is something about the color orange that makes me happy!! What color makes you happy?
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I embossed a piece of Memory Box watercolor paper with Gracious Leaves 3D Embossing Folder. I trimmed the panel and matted it onto a kraft cardstock base. I stamped and colored the florals from the stamp die combo Peony Garden Corner clear stamps and die set. I used Copic Markers in shades YR00, YR04, R08; and YG21, Yg13, G99. 
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I embossed the sentiment onto a piece of orange cardstock and adhered that to the embossed panel. Than I arranged and glued the die cut flowers and butterfly. For a finishing touch I added a few sequins.

Thanks for stopping by and checking this out! Hope you have a great day!

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Thu 09

Watercolor, Spotlight and Distress the Chrysanthemum Field by Jean Okimoto

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07/05/2020

Sun 05

Distressed Watercolored Embossing by Jean Okimoto

 

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Here are some techniques to add color and sparkle to 3-D embossed images. Let's add some distressed watercolors - and a lot of glitter - to the Butterfly Gathering design for a summer birthday card.  Hello, Jean Okimoto here with a card that evolved during the process.

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Spritz a light mist of water onto the smoother side of Open Studio Watercolor Paper.  Sponge it with overlapping layers of shaded lilac, peacock feathers and cracked pistachio Distress Oxides.  Air-dry it. Cut it with the largest die from the Geodesic Oval Trio.

Spritz the reverse side lightly and pressure-emboss it using the plate(s) required for your machine.  Here's the sequence I used on my Spellbinders Platinum - base platform, embossing folder, two layers of cardstock.  No embossing plate or rubber mat.  Machines differ - please don't force the materials through your machine.

Carefully distress the three butterflies with sandpaper or the tip of a medium-grade sanding block. Use light, short sanding strokes instead of heavy pressure or a circular motion.  Brush the residue off.  Attach the diecut to a white A6 card (4-½" x 6-¼").  Attach the delicate geodesic frame.  Use a skewer to spread Open Studio Dragonfly Glitter Glue within the distressed outlines.  

We usually add accents to the diecut before attaching it to the card - but we all know what happens to the damp glitter glue when we flip the diecut over to add the adhesive, then press it onto the card.  

Cut the turquoise glitter sheet from the 6x6 Twinkling Jewel Glitter Pack with Honeycomb Square to create pretty little glitter hexagons.

Stamp the birthday wishes - from the Poppystamps Greeting Basics Clear Stamp Set - with Warm Breeze VersaFine Clair.  Quickly emboss it with detail clear powder.

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Trim the greeting with a die from the Rectangle Basics set for nice finished edges.  If the dies don't match the shape of the greeting - cut it with a larger die, then just trim the bottom edge.  Attach it with foam tape.

Hope you know someone celebrating a summer birthday - and try these techniques with our other 3D Embossing Folders too.   

Thanks for visiting...see you again on Thursday -

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06/18/2020

Thu 18

Coloring Embossed Patterns
by Michelle Bala

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Happy Friday!!! Michelle here. I really love the newest embossing folder, Gracious Leaves 3D. It is so pretty when brought to life with color. You can color the leaves and berries to coordinate with every season.

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This is what the panel looks like before I colored the background and added embellishments. I used Copic Markers in just afew shades. For the berries I used RV00, RV52 and W2. For the leaves I used YG21, G20, G21, G24, and W2. For the background I used BG10 and BG11.

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After the coloring was complete, I added a few paint splatters with white and gold paint. Than I added some shimmer with Fairy Sugar in shades Berry Mist for the berries and Mint Frost for the leaves.

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I embossed the sentiment and butterfly from the stamp set Peony Garden Corner Clear Stamp, onto vellum paper.  For a finishing touch I added two gem stones.
I hope you give this a try!!!

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06/15/2020

Mon 15

Sunflower Best Wishes
by Anne Thompson

I chose to work with sunflowers this week.  This card features the MAGNIFICENT SUNFLOWER 3D EMBOSSING FOLDER EF1008 from the Spring Collection.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE this embossing folder!

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I embossed the image on a piece of 6X6 paper from the SPRINGTIME BOUQUET paper pad PP1006.  I used a sanding block over the image to highlight it even more by exposing some of the white underneath.  I trimmed it to 5 1/4 X 4, mounted it on a piece of white cardstock just a tiny bit larger, and then placed that panel on a Meadow notecard.

I added BEST WISHES BANNER SCRIPT 94394 cut from a piece of Meadow notecard.

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On the inside I used a striped paper also from the Springtime Bouquet paper pad.  I stamped the single sunflower and two leaves from the SUNFLOWER WREATH clear stamp and die set CL5253-D on more of the Meadow notecard scraps using VersaFine Clair Rain Forest green ink.  I die cut the sunflower using the coordinating die but fussy cut the leaves.  Using the same ink I stamped the sentiment "you are the sunshine in my life" from the same stamp/die set directly onto the striped paper before adding the flower/leaves cluster.

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I made another card using the same sentiments on the front and on the inside, this time using the FLORAL CORNER 3D EMBOSSING FOLDER EF1007 for the cover design.  Again I distressed the image using a sanding block before layering it on white cardstock and then the Meadow notecard.  The papers I used for this card are from the GARDEN FOLLY 6X6 paper pad PP1005.

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As I was making each card I was thinking birthday, but these cards could also work for other occasions as well.  

Happy Crafting!

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06/13/2020

Sat 13

Embossed Vellum Sympathy Card
by Trina Pham

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Hello everyone.  I intended to create a get well card for a friend, but things took a turn quite quickly and after six long brave years of battling cancer, she unfortunately succumbed to the disease a couple of weeks ago.  With the pandemic, I was not able to visit or go to her funeral.  She leaves behind a wonderful husband and I wanted to honour both her and support him, so I made this clean and simple (CAS) sympathy card using a mix of products from the releases so far this year.

I started by placing a piece of vellum into the Gracious Leaves 3D embossing folder (EF) and ran it through my Big Shot machine.

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I find dry embossing with vellum works better with thick vellum, but I’m out of it and only had medium weight vellum left.  So to make the design more prominent, I flipped the vellum over and dry embossed it with a stylus on a foam mat.  Had to be careful not to press too hard at the risk of tearing the vellum.

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Next, a heart opening was die cut from a Bristol panel using Double Stitch Loving Heart Cut Out die.  The embossed vellum was then adhered behind it and excess trimmed away.  A piece of green pattern paper from the Garden Folly paper pack backed the vellum to give some contrast.  For a little sparkle, clear shimmer was added onto the vellum.  Unfortunately, this warped it a bit... but it just adds more dimension and interest (I hope 😬).  

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The sentiment is from Peony Garden Corner stamp set.  Heartfelt was masked off leaving HUGS to be inked with VersaMark and stamped onto black cardstock. It was heat embossed with white embossing powder then trimmed into a strip.  The opposite was done for heartfelt, except it was fussy cut out.  The butterflies from Butterfly Heart Frame were then die cut from white shimmer paper and mounted with foam tape.  Added a drop of Mint Frost glitter glue to the butterfly center to finish.

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Anyway, that does it for me.  Thank you for stopping by.  Enjoy your weekend!

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05/26/2020

Tue 26

Best Wishes
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone! Today I have another card using products from the new 2020 Garden Party Release.  

To make this card I placed a piece of patterned paper into the new Gracious Leaves 3D embossing folder and ran it through my die cut machine.  Next I lightly sanded the embossed areas so that the design shows up. 

I die cut the outside frame from the Tulip Trio die set from white cardstock and glued it to the embossed panel. I also die cut the words from white cardstock and glued them to the card front.  

I stamped, watercolored and die cut the flower and leaves from the Peony Garden Stamp set and adhered them to the card.

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To finish the card I used foam tape to adhere the card front to a white card base. 

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That's it for today!  I hope you have a great week!

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