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Using embossing folders are a great way to make easy Christmas cards - as the folders do all the work for you!
An A4 or US letter size sheet of white card will make four embossed backgrounds.
Either make four cards the same if making a batch of cards or swap over to different embossing folders for a individual cards.
Add to a card base with a simple sentiment, an image or two and a bit of sparkle to complete your cards.
Before starting your cards check out your card sizes and layers.
This card uses an old embossing folder from Sizzix. The design is timeless and is one that I've used many times over the years.
Although difficult to see in the photo the embossed image looks like royal icing on a Christmas cake. Absolutely delicious!
Add a little bit of sparkle with Nuvo glitter drops and Glossy accents.
The deep bold snowflakes were created with a 3D textured impressions folder from Sizzix.
With the dimension from the embossing folder I kept the design simple using a stamped sentiment with silver pigment ink.
Mount sentiment strip with foam pads across the bottom of the card front.
The "Merry Christmas" is from the Simply Winter Sentiments stamp set from Lawn Fawn.
Another old favourite is the holly embossing folder from Stampin Up!
Trim the embossed card to create a gap for the sentiment. Use either a die cut or paper edging scissors for a patterned edge.
Stamp the sentiment onto a strip of coloured card.
Glue the two halves of the embossed card to the stamped card leaving a gap for the sentiment.
Complete with embellishments.
I found a holly image that I stamped, fussy cut and coloured twice. These were added with foam pads to the sides of the sentiment.
A falling snow embossing folder provides the background to this card.
With a simple sentiment strip at the bottom it leaves space for any Christmas image - penguins, snowman etc.
The simple Christmas "tree" is made up of 3 triangles glued together and mounted with foam tape.
I used the Trigonometry stamp set from Altenew but you could easily cut 3 triangles from patterned paper.
The sentiment is from the Do Something Creative Every Day stamp set from Simon Says Stamp.
This card was an experiment as I had never used vellum paper with an embossing folder.
The embossing folder is an Apple Blossom design available from CraftStash.
Once embossed the vellum was wrapped around blue card layer to provide background colour. Attach with tape rather than glue for a firmer fix.
Mount this with foam tape onto white glitter paper before attaching to the card base.
So, what did I learn...The vellum becomes brittle when it is embossed. This made it difficult to fold around the background card. With hindsight it might have been easier to make the folds before embossing.
I would definitely try this again perhaps experimenting with the "sandwich' on the die cutting machine for less pressure.
Any tips grateful received! Leave them in the comments section below....