When I first saw the Basics 3D Embossing Folders I just knew I had to have them. The non-directional patterns on these three folders are great for so many different occasions. While I like the floral and deep dotted designs, my absolute favourite has to be the open-weave / crosshatch one. This morning I remembered another way to use embossing folders so inevitably that was the first one I reached for. Using some vellum, and the True Beauty Stamp Set and coordinating dies this simply elegant card was the result.
TRUE BEAUTY FLORALS
Before I could get to the embossing I first needed to create the sentiment layers. So from the True Beauty Stamp Set I chose the rose and pair of leaves images. I began by stamping the rose onto some Very Vanilla Card using Rich Razzleberry ink, followed by the pair of leaves twice in Soft Succulent ink. Then I cut out the stamped pieces using the coordinating dies from the Organic Beauty Dies set.
Before putting the stamps away I decided to make these images my coordinating feature. So I stamped the rose in the bottom right corner of a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Very Vanilla Card. Then I stamped a leaf coming in from the edges above and beside the flower. After that I repeated this simple design on the front of a Very Vanilla Medium Envelope and set it aside.
Next from the True Beauty Stamp Set I chose the pretty “just because” sentiment and using Rich Razzleberry ink stamped it onto a 1/2″ x 2-3/8″ strip of Very Vanilla Card.
Now I could complete the sentiment layers before moving on to the rest of the card.
First I cut a 2-3/4″ x 3-1/4″ piece of gold Brushed Metallic Sheet. Using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I then mounted a 2-1/2″ x 3″ piece of Evening Evergreen Card on top. Using more liquid glue I attached the die-cut leaves to the back of the die-cut rose, then added that to the Evening Evergreen layer. Finally I attached the sentiment strip using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Having used Evening Evergreen Card behind the die-cut pieces I decided to use that for my card base too. So using my Paper Trimmer I cut and scored the card, folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder. Then using liquid glue I added the stamped 4″ x 5-1/4″ Very Vanilla layer to the inside.
BASIC VELLUM TRICK
At last I was ready to emboss and for that I needed a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Vellum Cardstock. There’s really no trick to this part of the process, I simply placed it into the embossing folder and ran it through my machine.
The embossed vellum was simply stunning but could quickly be ruined during the process of attaching it to the card front. However I have a simple solution, I always put the layers together in reverse…
So I started with the assembled sentiment layers and put liquid glue on the back. Then I pressed them firmly onto the centre of the embossed vellum layer. After waiting a minute for the glue to dry I flipped the layers over. Now I could see the sentiment layers through the back of the vellum and put liquid glue only over these areas of the vellum. This meant that when I pressed the assembled piece onto the front of my card base all the adhesive remained hidden.
Finally I added a few Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels around the flower and my elegant card was complete.
Oh my goodness, if I wasn’t already in love with that embossing folder this would certainly do it for me. That crosshatch pattern makes a perfectly elegant background, don’t you think?
For some other cards created using the True Beauty Stamp Set and Organic Beauty Dies, see these earlier blog posts:
RETIRING PREDICTION – Evening Evergreen and Soft Succulent are two of the 2021-2023 In Colors and due to retire shortly. The other three 2021-2023 In Colors are Fresh Freesia, Pale Papaya and Polished Pink. When a colour is retired the cardstock, ink pads, ink refills and markers always sell out very quickly. So to avoid disappointment, if you need or want any of these items please don’t wait for the Last Chance list to be revealed on March 29th before placing your order.
LOW INVENTORY ON PAPER – I noticed this morning that a number of Designer Series Paper (DSP) packs are showing low inventory. With the retiring list less than 3 weeks away I wouldn’t be surprised if these soon become not-orderable and discontinued. So if you were looking to stock up, now could be your final chance to get the Sun Prints 12″ x 12″ DSP, Hues of Happiness 12″ x 12″ DSP, Perfectly Pencilled 12″ x 12″ DSP, and Subtles 6″ x 6″ DSP.
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