Welcome to my ABC’s of Stampin’ series. Let’s have some Fun as I share a Few of my Favorite things…Embossing Folders! I think they are the best bang for your buck! They are a quick & easy way to add texture and dimension to your card as well as an instant WOW factor! When putting your embossing folders through the Big Shot it is important to put the spine side forward so you don’t damage your folder.
I really like how the 6 x 6 Embossing Folders can emboss cardstock to go in either direction. Perfect for the Woodland TIEF.
Here’s a fun project technique you can do using the sponge brayer and an embossing folder. Roll the sponge brayer in your ink then roll right on the embossing folder. (Make sure your put the ink on the inside of the side that has the Stampin’ Up! logo.) Run it through the Big Shot to emboss and look how quick & easy that was to add color and texture. Clean up is just as easy… rinse your embossing folder under warm water and wipe dry.
Another cool technique is to sponge the embossed image after it has gone through the Big Shot. I used my sponge daubers to decorate this fun birthday card.
And don’t forget you can emboss your envelope too!
The Holiday catalog features a new embossing folder,Cable Knit Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. This new type of folders create deep, dimensional impressions. So cool! Here’s a video showing how to use this new type of folder.
How did you like the cards she shared in the video?
Here’s a few other cards I’ve made with some different embossing folders.
I sponged the bricks on this card to give it a more realistic feel.
Here I used the debossed side on my card.
I had fun watercoloring the embossed flowers and leaves using inks and an aqua painter.
It’s hard to see in the picture but I used the Wink of Stella brush on my waves for this card.
I hope you have enjoyed the Textured Impressions Embossing Folders today. How would you like to get a FREE embossing folder? I am offering a Back to School Special that’s all about Embossing Folders today…With a purchase of $30 (or more) from my online shop (before tax & shipping), I will send you a sampling of embossing folders to use. If you purchase $50 (or more) I will send you an embossing folder of your choice for Free! Remember to use the Hostess CodeVS23B4FP when you check out. Click HERE to see all the embossing folders available.
Have a Fabulous day!
4 thoughts on “F is for Folders…Textured Impressions Embossing Folders”
Wow Jeanie! I have got to try the sponge brayer on the inside of the folders! Love that idea! And I never knew that the spine should go first!!! Have a GREAT day!
Great tips! Embossing folders add so much to cards. I must try inking the inside….it looks so neat. Enjoy the day!
Great F-Folder hints. Love your tip about using ink. I hope to try soon.