29 posts categorized "Embossing Folders"

02/10/2021

Wed 10

"Blooming" 3D Embossing Folder Video with Black Cardstock
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome!  It's Angie here today, with a short video and two cards made using the beautiful newly released "Blooming 3D Embossing Folder."  Memory Box 3D embossing folders are gorgeous and give your projects wonderful texture with lots of detail.  For card #1, I used a large portion of the embossed panel and for card #2, I used just a tiny portion of a black panel.

Here's a short video of the making of these two cards. It also shows in detail how I colored these beautiful embossed flowers with colored pencils on black card stock.

 

 

Here's a look at card #1 with the extra coloring done with Prismacolor pencils.

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Supplies used for card #1  

1) "Blooming 3D Embossing Folder"

2) "Joyful Moments" stamp set for sentiment

3) "Crystal Frame" die (small one to frame sentiment

4) "Rectangle Basics Set" for large embossed & colored panel

Other- aqua matt chalk polish, gold paint pen, fun foam, colored pencils, white embossing powder, Versamark ink, black and white card stock

 

Here's a look at the 2nd card:

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Supplies used for card #2

1) "Blooming 3D Embossing Folder"

2) "Joyful Moments" stamp set for sentiment

3) "Crystal Frame" die (large one to frame the black embossed section)

4) "Stitched Rectangle Layers" die set for sentiment

Other: aqua matt chalk polish, black and white card stock, crystal gems, Versamark ink, white embossing powder

 

Below is the panel for card #1, completely colored before I made it into a card.

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Here's one last look at both cards:

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I hope you like my cards with 3D embossing on black card stock. Memory Box 3D embossing folders are so detailed and pretty. I love the texture they add to projects!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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02/09/2021

Tue 09

3D Embossing Folder Video
by Sara Cook

Hello everyone. Hope everyone is doing good this week.  I'm so excited about the new spring release.  So many must have items.  One of them is the 3D embossing folder.  You can quickly and easily make beautiful cards for any occasion.  Check out the how to video linked below.

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Front panel:

Take the darkest purple color from the Ocean Blue paper pack, lightly spray with water, and emboss with the 3D embossing folder. Trim down the panel to 4"x51/2". Lightly swipe Picket Fence Distress ink across the top of the flowers.  Use your finger or blending tool to blend in the ink into the flowers and leafs.  Lightly swipe Picket Fence Distress ink across the top of the flowers again.  Side a side to dry.

Butterfly:

Die cut the base butterfly from the Glade Butterfly from the same dark purple card stock.  Die cut the top of the Glade Butterfly from the light purple card stock from the Ocean Blue paper pack.  Add Fairy Sugar Berry Mist glitter glue to the base of the butterfly.  Let dry.  Fold the wings of the top die due and then glue just the center to the base butterfly die cut.

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Sentiment

Stamp the sentiment on white 110lb card stock using "Missing your Smile" sentiment from Joyful Moments and Monarch VersafineClare's ink.  Fussy cut out the sentiment.

Assembly:

Glue the front embossed panel to a white A2 card.  Glue the butterfly and sentiment on the panel. 

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01/23/2021

Sat 23

Embossed Toilet Paper Butterflies
by Trina Pham

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Happy weekend everyone.  So in contrast to my last post with bright cheery rainbow colors, I am sharing a soft color palette card today featuring a super easy technique called embossed toilet paper.  A year ago when the pandemic first started, I would have never dared to waste this hot commodity. 😂 

To start, layers of toilet paper were spritz with water on each side and stacked on top of each other.  Even though the toilet paper is 2-ply, it’s not very thick, so I ended up with 10 layers.  The Gloriosa Butterfly Duo Background die was then used to die cut two butterflies from it.

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Next, placed the butterflies into the Chrysanthemum Field 3D embossing folder and ran it through my die cutting machine according to the machine’s recommendations.  Set them aside to dry completely, resulting in something similar to handmade paper.

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I’ve only seen this technique used as  backgrounds, but I modified it to create card elements.  Here’s a large background piece that shows the handmade characteristics better. 

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To complete my card, the Twiggy Hugs was die cut from black cardstock and three times from Bristol paper.  Ink blended the top layer with Wilted Violet and Milled Lavender distress inks (DI), then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder for some shine.  Stacked them for dimension.

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The Pinpoint Leaf Plate was then die cut from Bristol paper.  Ink smooshed Wilted Violet DI and added black splatters in the bottom right corner before assembling the card to finish.  I wished I didn’t add Milled Lavender DI to the top butterfly.

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And that does it for me.  Thank you for joining me.  Have a wonderful weekend. 

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01/09/2021

Sat 09

Double Emboss Gracious Woodgrain
by Trina Pham

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Happy new year everyone!  Did you enjoy the Valentine blog blitz this past week?  You still have until tomorrow, January 10 at 11:59 pm EST, to leave a comment on any of the posts for your chance to win the corresponding giveaway.  Today I’m using the Woodgrain Heart die again, which you can win from Michelle’s post yesterday, to create a masculine love card.  Because this die is solid, it was perfect for one of my favourite double embossing techniques using a die and an embossing folder (EF).

Started by opening the Gracious Leaves 3D EF.  Adhered the Woodgrain Heart die with cutting edge facing up onto the flat side of the EF. 

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Secured a piece of mixed media paper over top with temporary adhesive.  This is the die/EF setup for the technique. 

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Placed an embossing mat then cutting plate on top and ran it through my die cutting machine according to its recommendation.  For a good impression, I ended up adding a couple of shims. Having secured the paper with temporary adhesive in the previous step allows for multiple run throughs.  This is what resulted.

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As you can see, the patterns of both die and EF are now dry embossed onto one piece.  Important things to note about this technique: 1. die must be solid 2. heavy thick paper or cardstock works best 3. do not close the EF.

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To complete the card, the heart was die cut from masking paper and the negative cut piece was used as a stencil.  Blended two shades of brown dye inks to colour the woodgrain heart.  The sentiment was die cut twice from white cardstock and once from dark brown and stacked for dimension.  The butterfly was die cut from white Polished Foil paper and popped up with mounting tape.  Crystal glaze was added to the sentiment for more shine to finish.

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And that does it for today.  Thank you for joining me.  Have a wonderful weekend. 

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12/27/2020

Sun 27

Embossed Thank You Card
by Laura Fulcher

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Greetings friends. I don't know about you, but I am in the process of making and sending thank you cards. If 2020 taught me anything, it is to be grateful for the wonderful people around me and to tell them how thankful I am for all they do for me.

For today's card, I used one of the Memory Box 3-D embossing folders. Sometimes I use the embossed paper "as is" and don't color it, but today I felt like a splash of color.

To make the design, I ran my folder through my die cut machine to emboss the paper. Remember to spritz the cardstock lightly with water before embossing it to help the details of the folder really become noticeable.

Once I ran my paper through the machine, I turned the paper over so that I was using the flat "de-bossed" side of the paper ranter than the bumpy side of the paper.

First, I sponged on some Tumbled Glass Distress Ink:

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Next, I added some Stormy Sky Distress Ink to the top and sides of the card:

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Finally, a little Bundled Sage to color the trees:

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To finish the card, I added my sentiment to the center. I am also thinking about using this design for winter birthdays.

I hope you are all having a fabulous weekend!

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11/13/2020

Fri 13

Merry Christmas Card
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone! Today I have a Christmas card featuring products from the 2020 Memory Box  Christmas release.

The first thing I did to create this card was to brayer Faded Jeans Distress Oxide Ink onto the flat side of the Snowy Forest 3D embossing folder.  I placed white cardstock into the folder and ran it through my die cutting machine.  

Next, I used white cardstock to die cut the Pinpoint Snowflake

I was going to do a traditional slimline card, but the dimensions weren't right for my design so I just modified it a bit. There's no rules in making cards, right? 

I made my card base and then cut layers to fit within that size card. I die cut the snowflake background in half to fit the length of my card and glued it behind the embossed image.

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I die cut Merry Christmas from red cardstock and glued it to my card front. 

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To finish the card, I added some snowflakes for a little dimension. That's it!

Have a great weekend everyone!

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11/07/2020

Sat 07

Magnificent Poinsettia 3D Embossing Folder
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello, it’s Angie here today sharing a holiday card with a twist!
The poinsettia image on this card is made with Memory Box’s “Magnificent Poinsettia 3D Embossing Folder.” I started by using the folder on a white piece of card stock. After I dry embossed it, I lightly inked the flower and leaf sections with red and green Distress Inks and an ink blending tool. After I had a light coloring of inks on them, I fussy cut out the image and then added alcohol markers and colored pencils to it.

I added lots of dark colors of colored pencils to the nooks and crannies and light colors to the edges to show off the amazing details in this 3-D embossing folder!

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For the background, I cut a piece of glitter paper from the “Delicate Pastel Glitter Pad” and used it for a shiny backdrop for the poinsettia. I glued it directly onto the glitter paper, then added two thin strips of black card stock on either side. The sentiment is from the “Spirit of Christmas” stamp set heat embossed in white on black card stock.

Lastly I added silver Nuvo drops to both the flower center and the sentiment strip. I wish you could see the shine of that gorgeous glitter paper - it’s amazing! There are so many beautiful colors of Memory Box glitter paper and it's nice, thick and sturdy too.

Here's one last look of my card:

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Hope I’ve inspired you to try something different today. It’s always fun to see a different way to use crafty products! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Angiesignature

 

 

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09/17/2020

Thu 17

3-D Embossed Chrysanthemum Field Slimline Card by Jean Okimoto

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Creating a colorful card is easy with our 3-D Embossing Folders - here's the Chrysanthemum Field on a simple fall card.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with an easy way to add color and texture to any project.  It's also a nice way to use that stash of watercolored paper - like I did for today's card. Brighter colors are great for this process.

Trim watercolored cardstock (or watercolor paper) to fit into the Chrysanthemum Field folder.  Spray it with a light mist of water to soften the paper a bit, then pressure-emboss it using the plates recommended by the manufacturer.  Trim it with the 3-¾" x 2-½" Rectangle Basics die.  

Place it on a smooth, hard surface and scruff it with sandpaper or a sanding block to remove the color of the raised patterns.  Use short, upward strokes.  Remove the residue with a tissue.

Cut the delicate white frame with the medium-sized Stylish Rectangle Trio die.  

Stamp the greeting - from the new Berry Wreath Clear Stamps and Dies Set - with coral ink.  I used Impress' Melon Fresh Ink.

Cut a ¾" strip of the pink glitter paper from the Delicate Pastel Glitter Pack.

Attach everything to a white slimline card - I trimmed mine to 3-⅝" x 8-¾".

Cut gold metallic accent dots from the new 6x6 Polished Foil Pad.  The Poppystamps Big Dot Border die is perfect for this!

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Add color to your projects with simple techniques like these.  Use your stash of watercolored papers - or create a bunch of them while hunkering-down at home.  Pressure-emboss them with a 3-D folder and make the design the central point of your card.  

Thanks for visiting!

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08/19/2020

Wed 19

Winter Woodland
by Trina Pham

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Hello there.  I couldn’t let the other larger collage dies from the Christmas release not be featured in their own shadow box card, so I have another shadow box card to share today.  Unlike the previous shadow box card I did in the spring using large collage dies from the Spring collection, this time I did a pop-up shadow box card as shared by Jennifer McGuire HERE.  

Mixed media paper was used to create my card.  Started with two 6.25”x5.5” rectangles.  Scored down the long side at 0.5” and 1” on each end of both pieces.  These are the front and back of the card.  Mountain and valley fold the scored lines.

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The largest of the collage dies - Evergreen Sky - was die cut in the middle of the front panel.  The third largest or second smallest collage die (used in the Wnter Cabin shadow box card - Tall Fir - was then die cut in the middle of a 5.5”Hx4”W piece and mounted with mounting tape behind the front opening.

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Next, a piece was dry embossed with the Snowy Forest 3D embossing folder (EF) using Mermaid Lagoon and Wilted Violet distress inks like I showed HERE.  I adhere the paper to the (EF) with temporary adhesive, so that I can repeat the inking/embossing process to darken the colors.

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Trimmed that panel down to size and adhered it directly to the back panel.  The second largest collage die - Lamplight Tree - was then die cut from a 5.5”Hx4”W piece.  Colored the lamplight with a black Copic marker.  The reindeer from Snowglobe Backer was die cut from kraft cardstock.  Added shading by applying brown dye ink with a detailed blending tool.  

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Adhered the Tall Fir cut out piece over top the reindeer and Snowy Forest background with mounting tape as well.  So lots of dimension happening here  😂

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Forgot to mention, all panels were spritz with a sparkle spray, but as you can see (or don’t see), the shimmer does not show up in the photos.

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Attached the front and back panels together and white heat embossed the sentiment from Mistletoe Swag on black cardstock to finish. 

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This card collapses down to A2 (5.5”x4.25”) size and fits into a standard A2 size envelope.  Because I used mounting tape, it’s a super tight fit and is not mail friendly.  To avoid these issues, just don’t use mounting tape. 😉

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That does it for today.  Thank you for joining me.  Have a wonderful day.

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08/11/2020

Tue 11

Merry Christmas
by Donna Sledzik

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Good morning everyone!  I hope you enjoyed the blog blitz last week. There are so many wonderful products in the holiday release, it was so hard to pick which ones to use. It seems that Trina and I chose the same products to use for our blog posts last week.  If you didn't get to see her beautiful card on Friday's blog post please check it out here.  Even though we used basically the same supplies and layout for our cards, it shows how different the outcome can be.

For my card I used a piece of the new foil paper and embossed it using the Snowy Forrest 3D embossing folder.  To reveal the embossed image a little better, I used a blending tool with a piece of steel wool on it. This is a tip I saw from a Tim Holtz video. This easily removes the top layer of foil and shows the paper underneath.

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Next I trimmed my embossed piece and adhered it to a black cardstock mat.  I die cut the words Merry Christmas from red glitter paper and glued it to a strip of vellum paper. Then I wrapped the vellum strip around my card front and glued it to the back of my card.

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I die cut a small circle from white cardstock and glued that to my card.  Next I die cut the Santa and sleigh from black cardstock and glued it over the moon.  

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Here's a photo that shows how shinny the card is.  

To finish I added a red rhinestone to Rudolph's nose and some black bling to the side of the vellum strip.

I hope you enjoyed today's card!  Thanks for stopping by.

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