My regular readers will know that I love getting more from my crafting supplies. Today’s project features an experiment using the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder to give my pine cone a very unique look.
Before getting to the pine cone though I first needed to prepare the other parts of the project. For this I chose a woven textile design from the In Good Taste 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack.
I began by using my Paper Trimmer to cut and score some Thick Very Vanilla Card. Then I folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder to create a card base. After that, using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I covered the card front with the textile paper and set it aside.
Next I cut a 3/4″ strip of the paper and glued it along the bottom edge of a layer of Very Vanilla Card. Then I glued this layer inside the card base.
Finally I cut one last piece of the DSP and glued it to the flap of a Very Vanilla Medium Envelope. Then I trimmed the DSP with Paper Snips using the edge of the flap as a guide.
With that done I was ready to start work on the decoration for the front of the card.
FRIENDS & FAMILY
For my sentiment I turned to the Wrapped in Christmas Stamp Set (one of my current favourites).
Using VersaMark ink I stamped the sentiment onto some Thick Very Vanilla Card. Next I sprinkled the sticky ink with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder and tapped off the excess. Then after removing some stray specks I melted the rest using my Heat Tool set on 2 (high).
Now it was time for the die-cutting and embossing part of the project starting with the Beautiful Boughs Dies.
First I cut out the sentiment using the large ‘label’ die. Then I glued this piece directly onto the textile background of my card.
Next from Mint Macaron card I die-cut one of the medium pine branches. To add some interest to the branch I then used a Sponge Brayer to add some Just Jade onto it. With that done I added the branch to the card front with more liquid glue.
TASTEFUL TEXTILE PINE CONES
All I needed now was the two small pine cones cut from Cinnamon Cider Card using more dies from the Beautiful Boughs set.
The die set also includes some detailed pieces that can be cut and laid over the pine cones, but I wanted to try something different. This is where the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder came in…
I opened up the embossing folder and pressed a Cinnamon Cider ink pad over both inside surfaces. Then I placed my die-cut pine cones inside the folder and ran them through my machine to emboss them. When I removed the pine cones the ink had been transferred to the card adding extra detail.
TIP – By inking both sides of the folder I could decide which of the two sides I preferred to show on my project.
Finally to finish the card I fixed one pine cone to the branch using liquid glue. Then I added the second one with Stampin’ Dimensionals and my project was complete.
I really love the texture and two-tone colour on the pine cones, it’s definitely something I’ll try again. What do you think?
I love inking my embossing folders to really enhance the texture. Here are links to some previous blog posts where I’ve used this technique on other embossing folders:
- Snowflakes – stamped, embossed and die-cut
- Another inked embossing folder
- Seeing spots and drawing lines
- Layered effect with a faux mat technique
- Leafy heart makes a simple layer
- Taking subtle to a whole new level
DSP SALE – The In Good Taste DSP used today is just one of 15 packs of DSP currently on sale at 15% off. Check out the Designer Series Paper Sale section of my online store for more details. But don’t wait too long, the sale ends on October 31st!