Playing with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder is always fun, but I think I’ve taken it to a whole new level. The other day I made a masculine card using the embossing folder to create an ink embossed background. Today I decided to try something new that I’ve not seen anywhere else and… Well I’ll let you decide the result for yourself.
SUBTLE BUT AMAZING
This project all started with a piece of Crumb Cake Card and a Crumb Cake ink pad. First I wiped the ink pad on the inside of the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, just on one side. Then I placed the folder on my embossing machine with the uninked side resting on the platform. This allowed me to place the card down and then shut the inked side of the embossing folder onto it. With that done I ran the embossing folder forwards and backwards through the machine.
Now this is usually where the embossing stops, but today I removed the card and reinked the same side inside the embossing folder. Then I once again placed the folder on the platform, but this time I added the already embossed card inked side up and turned sideways. I closed the folder and ran it forwards and backwards through the machine again.
Now when I opened the folder it revealed a piece of card with the look of linen fabric! Oh my goodness, how is it I’ve never tried this before?
Well as you can imagine my amazing new background needed to have pride of place on my project. So I cut a layer of Soft Suede Card and fixed the background to it with Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow). With that done I laid two pieces of 3/16″ Braided Linen Trim across the layers and secured them on the back with Tear & Tape Adhesive.
For my sentiment I pulled out the Fanciful Fragrance Stamp Set, stamping it onto Very Vanilla Card with Crumb Cake ink. Then I punched out the sentiment using the Everyday Label Punch and added it to the background layer with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Finally I was ready to start putting my card together starting with a Thick Very Vanilla Card base. So using more Stampin’ Dimensionals I first added the assembled background and sentiment to the front.
Then towards the top in the centre of a layer of Very Vanilla Card I stamped the fleur-de-lis image with Crumb Cake ink. This layer was fixed inside the card base using liquid glue.
To complete the project I stamped the same image in the centre of the flap on a Very Vanilla Medium Envelope and I was done.
I think I’m in love, and while the Crumb Cake Card and ink gives my faux linen a natural look, I can see me doing this again with other colours.
The design in the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder is quite, well, subtle. It’s beautiful but very hard to photograph so adding ink helps me to show you the texture. You can see the basic embossed texture (inked just once) in my blog post The power of inked embossing.
If I haven’t already persuaded you to buy the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder do it. Do it now! You won’t regret it.
UPDATED 2020: Sadly the Fanciful Fragrance Stamp Set has now retired and is no longer available from Stampin’ Up!