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Thursday, 1 May 2014

Embossing Folder........

I thought I would try and have a go at making my own embossing folder with some die cuts after seeing something similar on Pinterest ( yes I am addicted lol).
The first thing I used was some spare scraps of card ( some bits had practise stamping on which is perfect, mine will not now be going in the bin). Then I used a Britannia Large Flower Die and cut quite a few out.
 
I then stuck four of the flowers on top of each other ( the embossing came out rather deep so possibly 2 or 3 would have done) practise makes perfect lol.
 
The next step, I glued them onto a 5x5 piece of card.
I don`t know why but Blogger is not letting me upload more than one picture at a time bah humbug so it is taking me longer as I am having to come out everytime ggrrrr, if anyone has any ideas why please help.

The next step I ran it through my Grand Calibur. This is the embossed side.
 
This is the de bossed side. The line down the centre is an old a6 card and not part of the embossing folder.
 
I think I shall be playing a bit more to see what other dies I can use. Hope you enjoyed my short tutorial..... A first for me.
 
I have now had a play with a fleur De Lis punch and layered 2 together and that works too although not so deep, I suppose it will depend what thickness of card you use
 
Chris xxxxx
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

36 comments:

  1. Fabulous idea Chris...thanks for sharing.
    Wendy xx

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  2. Great idea, looks good. xxxx

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  3. A fabulous idea, love the embossed sheet and thank you for sharing.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  4. o what a great idea, love that Chris.
    thanks for sharing.

    gr karin

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  5. wow great idea Christine. I have this cute little dog punch am going to try this thank you for sharing.xxx

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  6. wow great idea Christine thank you for sharing.x
    I have this cute little dog punch will try with this.x

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  7. What a super idea, Christine...so glad I popped in to visit!
    Crafty hugs, Sheenagh x

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  8. what a great idea, have added this page to my crafty tutorials on my book mark x

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  9. A fabulous tutorial Chris.
    Hope you are well just thinking the other day I had not seen you on
    here for a while, mind you I have not been on much either if it comes to that !!

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  10. Fabulous idea thank you for sharing . looks great

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  11. Fab idea thank you for the tutorial will have to go and have a play and see what I can come up with. Love Alison xx

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  12. How very clever is that. I have some great dies which would look great as an embossing folder.

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  13. What a super idea :) great xx

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  14. I've done this as well, Christine.....it's such a great idea, isn't it? Love how the flowers on yours have turned out....nice deep embossing x

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  15. What a super idea - fabulous project.
    xx

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  16. What a totally fabulous idea! I often think of embossing folders I wish they would make...well now I can make my own!!! Thank you so much for making this easy to follow tutorial.

    <3 & hugs
    Lisa xxxx

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  17. What a clever idea, thanks for the tutorial

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  18. Fabulous idea Chris, great tutorial too, not sure I would have the patience but might give it a go, hugs xxx

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  19. Fantastic. I suppose how many layers of the elements that are needed would depend on how heavy the cardstock is. It's certainly a very effective way of getting the exact embossing needed for a project. I've been thinking of trying something similar by cutting two panels exactly the same out on my ScanNCut and sticking them together to make an embossing template. Seeing what you've done has made me determined to actualy do it rather than just think about it.

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  20. Wow what a fantastic idea fabulous xxx

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  21. This is a brilliant idea thanks for sharing I will have to give this a try I love embossing folders so being able to make my own design is a great idea
    Hugs
    Marie
    xxx

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  22. Great idea and very pretty! Xx

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  23. A lovely idea and great tutorial. And what a great result for your first attempt.
    Heike xx

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  24. Wow I must give this a go, thanks for tutorial.

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  25. Fabulous idea, just hopping by.

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  26. Great tutorial, and your embossing is really effective. Looking forward to seeing what else you come up with! Maddy x

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  27. Great idea it looks lovely, thanks for the tutorial
    just hopped over from DC
    Lorna xx

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  28. Thank you for this brilliant idea. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

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  29. Brilliant idea....Just hopping from D.C....Joolsx

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  30. Such a fun idea Chris. Blogger is sent to try us, if its not this, its something else but what would we do without it. LOL
    xx

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  31. Brilliant idea and thanks for the tutorial
    carol x

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  32. wow how very clever ... chris ... well done ... happy crafting and love sandy xx "ps a late blogger "

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  33. Fabulous and wow, I am definitely going to give this technique a go. Thank you for the tutorial

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  34. Just hopping for Docrafts... what a brilliant idea! i shall have to have a go at this myself... love it!! Vic, aka BandBC x

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