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Embossing folders are hard plastic folders. If you open them up you find there are two sides - one side with a raised impression and the other with a indented impression.
Add a piece of card between these two sides like a sandwich and run it through a die cutting machine you will create an embossed image on your card.
They are great for creating quick backgrounds to your cards and add interest with the different textures.
Embossing folders have been around a long time and are currently going through a bit of a revival with the introduction of 3D or dynamic folders.
These 3D folders give a beautiful raised image to your card. They have greater depth and really add the WOW factor by making your cards POP.
Another recent development is "Cut and Emboss Folders". These die cut out sections of the image at the same time as leaving an embossed image.
Examples can be seen on the Crafters Companion website.
Now let's look at some cards created with embossing folders.....
These two cards were created with the Diamond Stars 3 D folder from Altenew.
They were teamed up with the beautiful Inked Lotus stamp set also from Altenew.
The images were heat embossed onto white card with white embossing powder and coloured with Zig Clean Color markers.
Paint splatters were added before mounting the card onto the embossed card.
The sentiment was added along with iridescent pearls to complete the card.
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