Hey again folks, back with more Christmas cards.
In these cards, I used a different kind of embossing. Instead of using powders and heat, images are pressed into the paper by using plastic folders that are then run through a machine that impresses the design into the paper.
There are many embossing folders out there and many machines too, but I went for the cheap one from Michaels because I already have a Silhouette Cameo and didn’t need the die cutting capabilities. With the 50% off coupon it was only fifteen dollars, and you know we like our coupons!
The embossing folder I used is from Darice. Joann’s sells them and when there is a sale, they can be as cheap as two bucks a piece. I love the simple elegance of this deer. I know, more woodland creatures!
You can do a lot with embossing folders by using them on different papers, and applying inks and others stuff over them. The possibilities are endless. In the blue card, I simply embossed the deer on a sheet of blue cardstock and lightly rubbed ink over it to highlight the embossed area. Then I used a pen called Wink of Stella which I am in love with to give it some bling. It’s a clear marker that leaves a subtle shimmer wherever you use it.
The embossing could be left alone, but I if you know me, I can never leave anything alone, lol!
See the heart patterned paper in the background? That paper came embossed already and I just rubbed a bit of ink over the edges. The ink doesn’t stick to the embossed areas. Neat, huh?
In my second card, I embossed the deer over a beautiful paper that didn’t need much more embellishment than a bit of ink to enhance the deer and a matching green bow.
I have one more card that I used embossing folders on and that one is next, so stay tuned!
If you missed Part 1, here is a link to it.