Tuesday, 18 October 2011

One Embossing Folder, 3 different ways.. Part 1

Hi Blogland... I've decided to do another series using one product in a few different ways.. Just like I did with the Snow Cuddles Stamp recently.. OK, I can hear the groans from here!!
But this time I will be using an Embossing Folder..
We all have them, probably far too many of them.. But how often do you use them more than once? I don't mean like a Snowflake background which can be used on a batch run for your Chrimbo cards, I mean like use the same Embossing Folder (EF) to create different looks, for different occasions! Basically to justify you getting it!!So, here are the 3 projects I have made using the Winter Village Embossing Folder.And here is Today's project and of course a step by step...I started off by embossing a White piece of card stock with the Winter Village Embossing Folder and then went over the whole piece of card using Antique Linen Distress Ink. There's a reason why I chose Antique Linen, which I will come to in a mo..I then matt and layered the image using some Burgundy card stock and put it to one side..The reason I chose to use the Antique Linen Distress Ink was because I came across this backing paper from Graphic 45 which had a selection of Christmas Carols on one side of the double sided paper.. Seeing as it was in a Creamy Colour the Distress Ink which complimented it the best in my opinion was Antique Linen...I chip chopped all of the Carols, some were full images, some had bits cut out of them depending on where they were positioned on the sheet, all usable though as I will show you at the end of this post... You're certainly getting a lot out of me on this one.. And I’m more than happy to share as always...So, I chose one of the Carols to work with my projectand matt and layered it with the same Burgundy card stock used to matt the Winter Village image.Adding the two images to the top of my prepared Easel cardand a bit of extravagance to the bottom layer with a prepared Winter Sprig as a stopper for the Easel...Really love how the colours work together on this card.. It defo says Christmas to me...As I said earlier about using all of the bits from the Graphic 45 backing paper, off cuts and all!! Simple and effective and quick and easy... yada yada yada...
Back later this week with another step by step using the Winter Village Embossing Folder...
Thanks for checking us out.
See you soon.


  1. I love all of them Andy but this was def my fave when I saw them at the weekend. Love the little card using one of the partial carol pieces.

    Fab creations Andy.

    Toni xx

  2. Saw this in store on Sunday as I shopped (for Bigshot plates) and thought is was stunning then - looks even better on here for the whole world to see. Fabulous work, Sheila:)X

  3. This is a great tutorial and all three cards are wonderful. Thank you.

  4. Just love the card, had to laugh at choice of carol, can see where your mind is. Just wish I was there to cuddle that beautiful little dog!

  5. So glad I bought the EF's last week. Certainly feel justified now 'cos guess what my next batch of cards is going to be! Thanks for sharing these Andy and I do believe this first one is gonna be the favourite. So exactly what I see when I think Christmas.

    ~Rene xx