What do you plan to add to your crafty stash in 2024? I plan to add more embossing folders. There are so many ways you can use them. I have a few cards for you today showing a couple of different ways you can use them.
The first card features the new Colorful Flower Burst Die (which I am in LOVE with). I wanted the flower to pop so I used the older Geo Screen embossing folder from Spellbinders with black card stock. This is the way most of us use our folders and the easiest! They provide great texture and dimension to your cards.
For this card cut a piece of black card stock to 4.25″ x 5″. Then I placed it in the embossing folder and ran it through my Platinum 6 Die Cutting machine. Make sure you follow the instructions for your machine. I adhered this to a top folding A2 card base with liquid glue.
Next, I used several pieces of scrap card stock to die-cut the Colorful Flower Burst elements. These were glued together with liquid glue. The leaves and stem were added to the card base with more liquid glue. I did pop up the flower with a piece of foam tape.
The sentiment is from the MORE SENTIMENTS foil plate and dies. I had this already in my stash. I put foam tape on the back and added it.
The next two cards were made with the Columns embossing folder from the Fresh Picked Collection.
I first used the Columns folder to emboss a piece of navy card stock. This panel measured 4.25 x 5.5”.
Next I cut a panel of 110lb Neenah Classic Crest Solar White to 3.75” x 5. We are going to emboss this too but a little differently.
For this panel I used Versamark ink and inked the RAISED side of the
embossing folder. I inserted the white card stock and ran through my machine.
I thought it would be a great idea to throw some gold embossing powder on and heat set it. When it came out I was like “Meh”. But I soldiered on, unwilling to throw that piece of Neenah card stock away. Determined that this card project would not end up in a landfill.
Gina always tells me it’s better than horrible. Ok…..she is telling all of the 5000 viewers in her Stamp & Chat, but a girl can pretend!
I die cut a circle in the center, slightly higher than the middle of this piece.
Then, out came the watercolors. Wait a minute, I don’t watercolor! This is quickly going downhill. What the heck, it’s only paper.
Good thing I limited the number of watercolors and it’s good they didn’t turn to mud.
This was starting to look decent. It reminded me of old stained glass windows.
Now, I remembered the hole I decided to cut from the panel. Where did that bright idea come from? That was a fleeting moment when I thought I was a shaker card maker…..
it’s a new year! I’m expanding my card making skills. So a shaker card I will create. I glued down some acetate, added some foam tape, threw in sequins, popped it on a white, die-cut circle.
Then I added foam tape to the rest of the base and stuck it down to the navy panel. I added a sentiment I had in my stash and it was done. Dad will love it, he loves everything I do. One of his favorite sayings is,”You can’t polish a turd.” I think he is wrong in this case. So wrong I made a second card out of the leftover circle.
I hope the 6 dedicated blog followers I have enjoys this post. Please leave a comment below and let me know what you plan to add to your stash in 2024. As always, I appreciate you. Sending you all big hugs.