glorious tulips – embossing folders are coming back!!!

Hi everybody. Remember when embossing folders were a big thing? Well, I’m so happy to see them make a comeback. In particular, I’m loving the 3D embossing folders that we’re starting to see, and I have a wonderful example of this from Paper Rose Studio to share with you today. I’ve made a set of three cards, which came together very quickly.

For the first two cards, I coloured the panels before running them though with the embossing folder. I used an ombre set of inks for the first card, with three different pinks. You can see all the colors I used in the product information at the bottom of this post.

The sandwich I needed for the 3D embossing folder (which is much thicker than a regular embossing folder) was- the regular tab for die cutting, minus one of the plates. I put the embossing folder directly onto the platform with the paper inside, and added one plate on top. You may have to experiment a little with your own machine, but it’s so worth the fiddle.

If you’d like to see the process and the layering I used for the embossing, feel free to have a look at the YouTube video below.

For the second card, I used purple, pink and orange Oxide inks, and blended them between colours. Because the embossing folder is so textured, it did just a little damage to my paper and I had a few white pieces show through. I blended ink back over these areas, and added a glass bead over one place where I really wanted to cover it. I then added a bunch more beads so that the first one would look deliberate!

The final card was coloured in a different way. This time, I smooshed my Worn Lipstick Oxide ink pad over one inside surface of the embossing folder. Just be sure that you’re adding colour to the front side of the folder. No point in having all that lovely colour on the back. This technique means that the colour sits just in the shadow areas. I love the effect.

The sentiments for these cards come from a couple of different sources. The word ‘sending’ and ‘hello’ are both very reasonably priced stand alone dies. Paper Rose has a set of printed supporting sentiments to go with their stand alone dies, and I used words from these. There are hundreds and hundreds in the pack. The sentiment ‘Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire’ is from this Black and White Sentiments pack.

These cards are so quick to make, and I can definitely see gift sets for my friends in the very near future! If you’d like to see more of my cards, you can do so here.

Until next time, may you be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.

Blessings,

Donna

These are the supplies I used. You can click on the link to shop. Where available, I have used affiliate links, which means that I will receive a small commission at no cost to you. I’ve tried to link to companies in different countries, so you can save on postage costs. Thank you so much for your support.

Paper Rose Black and White Sentiment strips
Paper Rose Black and White Sentiment strips
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PR | SBC
Paper Rose Hello Fine Script die
Paper Rose Hello Fine Script die
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SBC
Paper Rose Sending Fine Script Die
Paper Rose Sending Fine Script Die
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SBC
Paper Rose Supporting Sentiment sentiments
Paper Rose Supporting Sentiment sentiments
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PR
Distress Oxide Picked Raspberry
Distress Oxide Picked Raspberry
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SBC
Distress Oxide Seedless Preserves
Distress Oxide Seedless Preserves
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SBC
Distress Oxide - Spun Sugar
Distress Oxide – Spun Sugar
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SBC
Distress Oxide Worn Lipsticlk
Distress Oxide Worn Lipsticlk
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SBC
Distress Oxide Spiced Marmalade
Distress Oxide Spiced Marmalade
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SBC
Paper Rose Tuiips stencil
Paper Rose Tuiips stencil
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P&M | PR

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