Saturday, 15 July 2017

Snowflake Embossing Folder

Hi, this white on white card was made using centura pearl card.  The poinsettias were made using Sue Wilson Festive Collection - Poinsettia Additions, die cut from parchment.  I created the apertures by using Spellbinders nestabilities labels one and the stamped sentiment is from Creative Expressions Heirloom Ornaments stamp set.

I wanted a snowflake background, so decided to try and make my own 'embossing folder'.  I started with some scrap card (300 gsm) and some small x cut snowflake dies which I bought in hobbycraft, for the bargain price of £2.

I measured two pieces of 8 x 8 in card and glued them together.  I then cut all the snowflakes out, again stuck two together, layed them all out until I was happy with the pattern and glued them to the 8 x 8 card.  It embossed beautifully (although it doesn't really show up that well on the main picture of my card, probably because of all the glitter I ended up using, lol.

To emboss my design onto card, I used the same plates I would if I was embossing my dies, e.g. I have the big shot plus, so the plates I have used are - The platform, adapter plate B, acrylic plate, my snowflake embossing folder, then my card I want to emboss and finally the rubber embossing mat and black precision plate.

At the moment I'm looking through all my smaller dies to see how many others can be used to make 'embossing folders.

Thanks for looking and any comments you may leave.



Wendy L said...

Well done n making the embossing folder, very innovative and your card is gorgeous. I popped over from Facebook.

I have candy on my blog and on my Facebook page, Wendy's Crafty Crafts.

Maria said...

Thanks Wendy x

emma goddard said...

Stunning make hun, great idea with the embossing folder xx

Maria said...

Thank you Emma, photos don't show it but the embossing worked well x

Gylly said...

Love this card, I first saw it on Crafting w Jodie and I, also have made my own embossing 'folder'. Gaynor x

Maria said...

I have no idea what crafting w Jodie and I, is, but thank you anyway x