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Friday, 29 April 2016

E for Embossing Folders

Hi there,

Well, I still woke up at 6.30 am today, despite it being my day off - but I am looking forward to my four day weekend and lots of crafting (I am way behind, as usual)!

I have a new project today for the next theme at the Alphabet Challenge and we are up to the letter 'E' - my teamie, Silvi has chosen


Here's what I made using a new Stampin' Up embossing folder ...

This is a cool technique where you actually stamp onto the flat areas of the embossing folder before you emboss, allowing the stamp to 'peep' through the embossing.

The owl stamp is part of a freebie set that I got on a magazine purchase and I think they are just perfect form my 'Woodland Texture' embossing folder. So I stamped in sepia ink straight onto the embossing folder, then carefully placed my piece of card inside and embossed through my Calibur.

I inked the edges and the raised tree trunk areas first with Tea Dye distress ink, then added some Gathered Twigs for a little depth - you can see where it has caught parts of the trunks and brought them to life. I also added a little colour to the owls with my Derwent coloured pencils.

The cute little sentiment is from the same freebie set and I had to add a few adhesive pearls to finish off!

Hope you will come and join us over at the challenge.
Hugz, Jan xx


  1. fabulous saying and image!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  2. Great card Jan and an interesting new technique to try. Love it.
    Crafty hugs

  3. What a great technique Jan and what a fabulous card.

    Pat xx

  4. What a great embossing folder (I've got a thing for trees--started my own Tree-themed challenge long long ago). And your pre-stamping the folder technique is genius. What a cool idea! I am filing that one in my brain for later. :)

  5. Hi Jan this is a stunning card I love the embossing folder and the lovely owls. Take care. Hugs Jackie


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