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Embossing Folders





Elegant birthday cards created with a single Lotus flower coloured with brush markers and mounted onto embossed card.  Stamp set and embossing folder from Altenew.


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.


Spritz a little water over the card before embossing to break down the paper fibres. This will stop your card from cracking.




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.....


You're So Special

An elegant birthday card created with a single Lotus flower coloured with brush markers and mounted onto embossed card.  Stamp set and embossing folder from Altenew.


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.


To create paint splatters....

Brush ink from your marker onto an acrylic block.  Add a little water with a paint brush.  Flick the diluted paint over the image. 

The larger the brush tip the bigger the splatters!




An elegant birthday card created with a single Lotus flower coloured with brush markers and mounted onto embossed card.  Stamp set and embossing folder from Altenew.




Other Cards Created with Embossing Folders

An embossed card created with and embossing folder from Sizzix.
An embossed card created with and embossing folder from Sizzix.


An embossed card created with vellum and an embossing folder from Apple Blossom


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