Welcome to my Sweet Studio. If you’ve come from my friend Karen’s blog, you’re on the right path.
I love using embossing folders when papercrafting. Any time you add texture to your art – you add more character and interest.
One of my favorite techniques is to use Z1960 Stripe Folder to create a plaid look. Both of these cards were created with papers from our Timberline Collection. The first card is a design inspired by my friend Janel Brinkerhoff. Before assembling the card, I ran the bottom piece of Bamboo Cardstock through the embosser – both directions – then lightly ran a sponge over the design with chocolate ink to make it pop. The second card is using S1402 Wild about Love, February’s Stamp Of The Month. I did the same plaid technique on the plaid B&T paper to emphasize the pattern.
The above and below cards are part of the G1079 Ivy Lane Cardmaking Kit. I love how beautiful and easy it is to create 15 cards with these kits – but with a simple extra step – you can make them even better. For the “Amazing” card, I assembled the complete card base on a piece of Colonial White Cardstock, ran it through the embossing machine, then attached it to my card.
I hope these ideas have inspired you to take that extra step to add embossing to your papercrafting projects. Thanks for visiting my sweet studio – please stop by again.
Now onto the talented Blythe’s blog.