Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Embossing Folder Technique - Quick & Easy Christmas Card!

Hi Friends,

Today I'm sharing a technique that's been around for a while but never gets old.  My friend Lani showed me a gorgeous card she made using the Woodland Embossing Folder and I just had to give it a go!  Here's my version:


I love the way this turned out and it's so much simpler to make than it looks.  Follow along while I explain - these are the basic supplies you'll need:





You will be working on the inside of the front of the embossing folder.  The front is the side with "Sizzix" printed on it.  Open the folder and using a sponge brayer and Smoky Slate, roll the ink onto the folder until you can see a pale gray shadow.


Next, using the evergreen stamp from Lovely as a Tree, stamp directly on the embossing folder in Basic Gray ink.  Start with the first tree in the middle, move to either side of that tree and stamp again without re-inking your stamp.  Repeat until you have 5 trees stamped across the folder.  Be sure to move the stamp up or down each time - this will give the illusion that some of the trees are further in the background.


Cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" and position it on the un-inked side of the folder.  When you have it straight (left & right edges parallel to the edge of the folder), carefully close the embossing folder.  


Being careful not to let the cardstock slip inside of the folder, run it through the Big Shot as you normally would.


Ta-da!  How cool is that?


To finish the card, I trimmed my embossed piece to 4" x 5-1/4" and added Dazzling Diamonds glitter to one side of each tree trunk and on each horizontal branch.  I used a Zig Glue Pen for this step.  The 2 birds are from the Thoughtful Branches Bundle, which has been retired (sad, I know!).


The sentiment comes from the Holly Berry Happiness stamp set.  I used Real Red for this and the birds.  The ovals are cut with the Layering Ovals dies.  The larger oval is cut from Basic Gray.


The card base is Basic Gray.  The inside sentiment is also from the Holly Berry Happiness stamp set and I added another Lovely as a Tree evergreen and two more birds for a pop of color.


I hope you're inspired to try this technique for yourself!  The supplies you'll need are listed below - click on any of them to go directly to my website to purchase them.  Sadly the die-cuts for the birds are no longer available, but your local craft store should have some pre-made embellishments that would add a pop of color to your card!


Product List

Thanks for stopping by today,

Pat


22 comments:

  1. I love this technique, and I will have to try it!!! The card looks awesome, thank you for sharing!!!!

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  2. OMG, that is AWESOME! I’ve got to try that one asap! Thanks for sharing it.

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  3. I haven't seen that done before. It is brilliant. Thank you for sharing

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  4. Need to try this looks brilliant thank u

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  5. Really like this! Thank you for sharing step by step instructions!

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  6. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous card. I have the Sponge Brayer but have never used it. I would love to share your card, with my girls, yes I will mention you as the inspiration for this beautiful card. Thank you.

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  7. Joanne Hinsperger-ScottDecember 29, 2017 at 8:04 PM

    I always wondered how this was done. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  8. With a few alterations this idea can be a favored card for a variety of occasions:
    (Christmas, Birthday or Thinking of you).
    THANK YOU

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  9. Mystery solved, thank you

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  10. Wow - your card is so beautiful! I am looking forward to trying out this technique.....thank you!

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  11. Thank you for sharing how you made this lovely card.

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  12. Very cool technique! Thanks for sharing. You gave us great details.

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  13. Thanks so much for your great instructions. I've done it before but your instructions sound simpler. Beautiful card, inside and out.

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  14. I love this card .Thank you for great instructions .

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  15. beautiful technique. Thanks for sharing

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  16. Very lovely card , thank you for the inspiration.

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  17. Love it! Awaiting the tree embossing folder and will be trying this method asap! Thank you for thestep by step guide :-)

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  18. Tks for the tip. Just received this folder. Can't wait to have a go.

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  19. Absolutely gorgeous! I am casing this for sure! Thanks for sharing!

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  20. Beautiful card. I must have missed something because I don't know how you adhered the diamond dust to the trees. Did you use glue of an embossing pad ink?

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    1. Thank you, Lynn. I used a glue pen to adhere the glitter to the card. Zig makes one, there are other brands also, available at most craft stores.

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