My girlfriend alerted me to a blog http://indigoinklings.blogspot.com/ where she was playing with Cuttleb*g embossing folders and using different tamplates to selectively emboss the images and I've been following her ever since.
When the petals folder came out from Stampin Up I knew I had to try it. So I cut up some of the chipboards that come with designer paper (and it's FREE!) and layered 4-5 of them depending on how thick they were into different shapes to see how it would look. The poinsettia pattern I thought would look good as a tree, wreath etc.
This is how I made the wreath. I cut circles 2 1/2 inches and then punched out the center and glued a bunch together. Emboss the paper by layering the multipurpose platform, then the folder with the cardstock inside and place the cut out template on top of the folder - then the top layer. You may have to adjust the multipurpose platform depending on the thickness of your template.
When you run it through only the area of the template that was pressing on the the folder will emboss. Isn't this pretty?
I colored the berries with real red marker.
I then put 2way glue pen on the petals.
Then glittered the whole thing- it is REALLY PRETTY in real life!
This is one of my finished cards using this technique in the wreath pattern.
I put a cardstock - full size 1/4 sheet and then trimmed the edges after because the edges do get a bit crinkled- although you could iron it out with your fingernails. Put the base of the tree into the fold of the embossing folder for best look. I thought it looked like it was floating a bit so I tried to ground it with the merry christmas sentiment from teeny tiny wishes set and a little bling on top with the clear crystal brad. The triangle template is 3 inches across the bottom and 4 inches tall.
Here is the final card. My friends from my last workshop thought it was easy to do and it is so pretty.
Try it for your self- You could even emboss and cut out a circle or another shape for an hanging ornament, do a border by doing a strip only, do a scalloped border, so much options with this!
Some people have been cutting the folders but you know me....Can't deface my tools- or spend the money to buy an extra one if I can find a way to use it creatively.
Have fun everyone!
Have fun everyone!