I am now well into making my Christmas cards – 49 made to date and a lot more to come. I am particularly pleased with how my cards are turning out this year and a lot of the success is due to the wonderful Stampin Up embossing folders. I thought I’d share some of my card designs with you to highlight just how versatile these embossing folders are.
In my first example I have used the WOODLAND embossing folder (priced £7.75)
With this card I stamped the tree images onto the folder before running it through the Big Shot and then I used the ‘Aqua Painter’ and ‘Soft Sky’ ink to paint onto the front of the card. This makes the trees stand out.
My second example uses the new QUILT TOP embossing folder (priced £7.25)
In the third design I used the new WINTER WONDERLAND embossing folder (which is a personal favourite) (priced £7.00). I have teamed this with the QUILT TOP embossing folder as the background.
The fourth design features the HOLLY embossing folder (priced £7.00). This creates such a lovely background for a wide range of Christmas cards.
The fifth card design uses the SOFTLY FALLING embossing folder (priced £7.75). I probably use this background more than any other for my cards – it is so effective and as the name suggests it give the impression of a gentle fall of snow.
The sixth design uses one of the ‘dynamic’ embossing folders range which means it is a thicker folder which creates a deeper embossed impression. (The price is £9.00)
The last design is another ‘dynamic’ folder called PINEWOOD PLANKS (priced at £9.00). I love the simplicity of this design.
As you can see I’m a big fan of these embossing folders and I find it hard to resist adding to my every growing supply every time Stampin Up brings out a new embossing folder. Some of the above folders can be used other than at Christmas which is why they are so versatile. They are inexpensive and I believe a real must for crafters.
I hope you find the above useful and I will be posting my October newsletter very soon.