10 Ways to Use: Embossing Folders

Dry embossing with Embossing Folders is one of my favorite techniques.  It adds dimension and texture without adding much cost or height (for mailing!)  Here are some techniques using embossing folders to keep it fresh every time you make a new project:

 

 

 

 

1.  Embossed Background 

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2.  Distressed Embossed Background

Use a sanding block, sandpaper, or even an emery board to distress the embossed (raised) areas.  The core is a different color with some brands of cardstock which creates another look.

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3.  Distressed Embossed Background

Use chalks, chalking ink, distressing ink or dye-based ink

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4.  Embossing As A Focal Point

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5.  All Of The Above

Dry embossed, sanded, inked with color, inked with VersaMark & heat embossed with gold!

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6.  Faux Letterpress

Ink the raised side of an embossing folder and press ink into debossed (or recessed) areas.

 

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7.  Reverse Faux Letterpress

Ink the flat side of an embossing folder creating color in the “background” of an embossed image.

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8.  Different Textures

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9.  Same Texture, Different Colors

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by Diana Opiela