Friday, November 16, 2012

DIY Embossing Folder

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Here's a fun (and easy) way to coordinate your embossing folders with your dies - create your own out of chipboard.  This is the Die-Versions Sweet Petite Snowflake taken to a whole different level.

As you can see in the first photo, I cut several snowflake images out of chipboard and adhered them to another piece of chipboard.   I left a couple of the edges on the sides so you could see how to trim them to the size of your base chipboard.  Run it through your machine as you would any other embossing folder.


Next, I inked up the cardstock using Distress Inks (Peacock Feathers) and spritzed it with Perfect Pearl mist.


For the finished project, I die cut out a square and frame and sandwiched silver glitter between two acetate panels.  Then I pop dotted the entire frame above my background.  I added a stamped sentiment, a couple of gems, and some Washi tape to complete another Christmas card.

Hope I've gotten the wheels rolling and you are now thinking about your dies in a whole new light.  The Die-Versions Sweet Petites and perfect for this technique.  Head on over to the Die-Versions Blog to see other great ideas too (I know Gail also created an embossing folder and it's nothing like this one.)

18 comments:

E.T. said...

what abeautiful card Anne and thank you for sharing the mini tutorial too!

Eret said...

Fantastic embossing folder. I love the card you made with it. It's so beautiful with its blue color and all the sparkle.

rachel said...

this is gorgeous anne - love all the blues - beautiful xx

Shona Erlenborn said...

Hhmm? Very clever! It's early in the morning, but the cogs are beginning to turn!! Thanks for sharing this neat idea. I love it Anne!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Brilliant idea Anne, it looks fabulous!!!
Kevin xx

Tammy said...

Gorgeous! Love the beautiful blue! I did this with clouds and it turned out great!

Brenda said...

Aren't you the clever one!!! Great idea and beautiful card.

Julie Z said...

Great demo/tutorial Anne & lovely, soft holiday card! Very pretty!

jimlynn said...

I would have never thought to do something like that and it works beautifully! Love your card.
Lynn

Patricia St Martin said...

Your card is just stunning. I love how your created your background and thanks for sharing that with use.
Hugs, Patricia

Linda said...

Fabulous card I love the tutorial. Thank you for sharing.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Joan Ervin said...

You did an awesome job on this beauty, Anne....what a fabulous technique!!!! I love the colors you used, too, and the sparkle adds a little glam!!!!!

Annie said...

Thank you for how to Anne. Love those snowflakes and the lovely blue colour used

Annie x

April said...

So wintry and shimmery! Thanks for the tutorial!

namabear said...

Anne, What a neat idea using our dies to make an embossing folder thanks for sharing a new technique will defiantly try.

Donna Ellis said...

Great Tutorial, Anne! Wow! Your finished card is gorgeous, and so richly colored - very elegant. I had never heard of die-versions before, so headed on over... uh-oh! I saw LOTS of things to drool over. They are on my list now. So pretty!

Kim S said...

Such a cool technique!

Kim S
kasot@aol.com

HelenM said...

very nice