For me, the beauty of embossing folders lies not only in the amazing designs that I can emboss. Just recently I’ve come to realise that embossing folders can serve another purpose. They can save a project from disaster, and when I was making today’s project, one did just that.
LIFT ME UP
I began this project simply enough, with some Very Vanilla Card, a stamp set and a couple of ink pads.
On one piece of card I stamped the two balloons from the Lift Me Up Stamp Set, the larger one with Pacific Point and the smaller one with Shaded Spruce. Then on another smaller piece I stamped the ‘You soar above the rest. Congratulations’ sentiment with Pacific Point ink.
Using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I fixed the sentiment to a layer of Copper Foil Sheet and then to another piece of Very Vanilla Card.
Next I coloured the balloons with Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers. For the smaller balloon I chose dark Daffodil Delight and light and dark Granny Apple Green. Then I used dark Pool Party and light and dark Bermuda Bay on the larger balloon. Finally I coloured the basket under the large balloon using light and dark Crumb Cake, and set the piece aside.
As always I was thinking about how to create a coordinated look for the inside of the card and the envelope.
I decided to stamp the small balloon in the centre of the flap on a Very Vanilla Medium Envelope with Shaded Spruce ink. Then I stamped the same balloon on a layer of Very Vanilla Card in the centre near the top.
Once again I coloured the images using Stampin’ Blends in dark Daffodil Delight and the Granny Apple Green combo.
Next I used my Stampin’ Trimmer to cut and score a piece of Pacific Point Card for my card base. I folded it along the scored line and then sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder.
Using liquid glue I added the Very Vanilla layer with the single balloon to the inside of the card base.
And then disaster! I’d somehow managed to get a crease across the main layer for the front of the card.
EMBOSSING FOLDERS TO THE RESCUE
I really couldn’t use the layer as it was neither did I have have time to redo it. I’d challenged myself to design and make from scratch, 24 cards in 24 hours, and so I needed a different solution.
I found it in my embossing folders, well the Subtle Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder to be precise.
I placed my creased layer inside the folder and placed the folder onto my Big Shot and multipurpose platform. Then I placed a cutting pad on top and rolled it through the machine forwards and backwards.
The embossing folder did the trick, the crease across the card was no longer there. What’s more my layer now had a sort of faux canvas look. Woo hoo!
I used liquid glue to fix the layer to the card base and then added the sentiment with Stampin’ Dimensionals. My project was complete and no one would be any the wiser.
If I haven’t already given you enough reasons to get the Subtle Dynamic embossing folder, this has to be the ultimate one. I am going to try embossing damaged card with other folders and I’ll let you know the results of my experiments.
Until then, have a great weekend, and I hope you’ll join me again tomorrow.