Technique: Embossing Folders

Today, I’m sharing with you how simple, quick and easy using an embossing folder is. An embossing folder was my first ‘toy’ to play with; I had gotten it in a cover gift from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine. Now, as you will probably be able to tell from the picture below, I have more than just a few embossing folders. I’m trying to get used to using them in my work but since I haven’t been using them since I got my BigKick, I sadly tend to forget about them.

I used this Darice ‘Happy Birthday’ embossing folder for today’s example.

You can emboss one of two ways. Way 1: A single sheet of paper is placed into the embossing folder and is placed on top of the Tab 1 of the Big Shot or Big Kick platform. Way 2: You take your cardbase and slot the front of the card into the embossing envelope, having the card fold over the back of the folder. Doing it this way you would place the piece on the bottom most base of the Big Shot platform base. Just that little addition makes it so that you have to change tabs completely. I chose to do way 2 today.

When sending your piece through your machine I suggest doing one pass one way and then doubling back to make sure you get a truly good impression. Below is the final product. Simple, elegant, and beautiful. Embossing folders can really give a card a bit of added dimension that will take it to the next level.

What do you think of this type of embossing? Do you do it often? I’d love to hear from you so be sure to leave any comments down below. Have a great rest of your week and I’ll see you all on Sunday. XO ❤

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