More Ways to Use Embossing Folders + Simon’s New Handmade Holiday Release!
Embossing folders are a fun and easy way to create stunning backgrounds! Even by simply embossing a piece of cardstock, you’ll have a beautiful background to use on a card. But when you mix an embossing folder with other products such as ink, you can take your embossed designs up another level! In this video I will show you two creative ways to use embossing folders from Simon Says Stamp’s Handmade Holiday release!
This card features the Christmas Cookies embossing folder with a pad-to-paper ink dragging technique. For the ink, I chose the new Mocha and Cappuccino Pawsitively Saturated Inks from Simon. These are so juicy and add such intense, smooth color to you card.
I turned the background into an edge-to-edge shaker card, filled with rose gold sequins and clear beads. A sentiment from the CZ Design Ornamental Christmas stamp set and snowflakes from Simon’s Snowflake Frame die completed this card.
My second card utilizes the gorgeous Holly Branch folder. For this technique I double embossed; I applied embossing ink to the raised portion of the embossing folder before placing my white cardstock inside. Over the wet ink, I sprinkled a Genteel embossing powder from Wow. The embossing powder resists the ink blending I added on top (the ink I chose was Distress Oxide Ink).
In the background of the holly branch, you can see a subtle pattern. This is a tone-on-tone design that I created with the new Holiday Boho Circle stencil from Simon. I love how it adds just a bit of texture!
To finish this card, I added a greeting from the XL Christmas Greetings stamp and die set from Simon. For embellishment I adhered some shiny red sequins to be the “berries” of the holly branch.