Welcome to another Art With Heart Blog Hop. This month we are featuring Stampin' Up's! versatile range of Embossing Folders. There are new Embossing Folders available in every Stampin' Up! catalogue and they are an inexpensive way of adding WOW! to your projects. Currently there are 24 different Embossing Folders in the range. Tonight we plan on showing you lots of ideas on how to use these folders.
Embossing Folders add interest and texture to your projects in a way you might not believe. You will see many different tips and tricks on this blog hop I'm sure, and hopefully some of these will fuel your inspiration too. Fable Friends was the first stamp I picked up, a very cute stamp which hints of Beatrix Potter characters.
For the background I used Button, Button Embossing Folder, which is part of the Follow Your Art Suite. The card was Whisper White and the EF was smeared with Flirty Flamingo ink for the extra interest and colour. The little lacy pieces are dies included in Arts & Crafts dies, but look a lot like a broderie anglaise lace edging.
Another strip of the inked, embossed paper on the inside, so soft and pretty, along with a gaggle of little geese.
The Hammered Metal Embossing Folder in the Holiday catalogue looks a lot like scaly dinosaur skin to me, so I used it behind the mini jigsaw and dinosaur cut from DSP. Both sides of the folder are useable too, this one actually is more than likely the "wrong" side.
Stampin' Up! often include a paper amongst a pack of DSP that will match with the dies for a particular suite. Dinoroar Suite is one from the current Annual Catalogue.The paper with Pool Party as the background was the first card I made using the mini jigsaw die from Puzzle Pieces, and although this card is great with the pterodactyl and brachiosaurus die cut from paper, it is difficult to spot the jigsaw cut.
That was solved on the next version by 'lifting' a couple of pieces onto dimensionals. With kids birthday cards but it doesn't matter if they are similar, they most likely will be heading to different families and different papers for the 'puzzle' plus a different dino does ring the changes.
Please check in on my friend Andrea Sargent in sunny South Australia
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