Embossing is Boss Blog Hop

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.

Boss Blog 2

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.

Boss Blog WOTG Card 1

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.

Boss WOTG Amazing 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.

 

Published on: February 17, 2014 | Tags: , , , , ,

15 Responses to Embossing is Boss Blog Hop

  1. Brilliant! I would have never thought to do the stripes both directions!

  2. LOVE the plaid idea…never would’ve thought of that!

  3. Great Cards Sheri and a fun new way to use the stripes!!

  4. Dang you’re good! Great cards, loved the tips!

  5. bren yule says:

    Way to take it up a notch Sheri! Never thought of crossing the pattern!

  6. Brenda says:

    What a great idea to cross the stripes! Beautiful cards!!

  7. Krista :) says:

    Thanks for sharing about how to get the plaid…so creative! :) I love how you “doctored up” the Ivy Land cards!!

  8. Pam Trostle says:

    Oh my goodness Sheri, I just love how you did the stripes both ways on the Timberline Birthday card!!

  9. Lynn Darda says:

    I love your idea about crossing the stripes to create a plaid, how cool. Guess I’ll have to add the Stripe Embossing Folder to my wish list. Great cards.

  10. Beautiful projects Sheri. I love having another great way to use the folders!

  11. Blythe Shupe says:

    Ohhh! I am going to have to try that! Fantastic cards Sheri!

  12. Dana Kessler says:

    Love the plaid and the embedded embossing! Both are fabulous techniques! Thanks for sharing!

  13. Lisa Stenz says:

    BEAUTIFUL!!! I love the plaid technique. You are brilliant! xoxo

  14. Anita Autore says:

    Amazing cards!

  15. Anita Autore says:

    These are stunning!

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