Thursday, 8 April 2021

Technique Time with Gail - April 2021

 Hello Squashettes!  Gail here today.   

We all know embossing folders add Wow! to our projects.  Along with all those embossing folders we have I bet you also have the other huge thing....... SCRAPS!!!  My scraps have progressed from a hillock to a whole mountain range and I am trying to work my way through them.  Embossing folders can help us turn trash into treasures.

 


I found a couple of blue frames.  I often die cut shapes and the resulting offcuts and negatives can make beautiful focal points with a little embossing and ink.  I used Sizzix Damask and Harlequin folders on these two frames and blue archival ink to make the texture pop.
A boring frame suddenly becomes an inspiration!!

Word folders can make a lovely sentiment feature.  Either use a scrap the same size as the folder or a large folder sentiment can be cut to give an attractive sentiment panel. 

Long scraps can used with border folders or full size folders to make lovely borders, panels and features.  Think of all those sketches that need pretty layers........

Off the edge works as well for embossing as it does for stamping.  This is pearlescent gold textured card scraps.  Metallic and pearlescent card is always a win with embossing and these will make cool toppers.

You can also grab some co-ordinating colour scraps and different folders and make some paper patchwork.  I cut three red scraps with a stitch square die and then embossed with Do-crafts Cracked Tile, Sizzix Cracked and Sizzix mini Rays folders. 


Here's a finished card with my patchwork squares.  I die cut the Santa from a black scrap and added a large die cut sentiment.

I hope you have enjoyed my ideas on stretching your folders and using some of your scraps. 

We will be back on the 10th with another fun challenge and another fantastic guest. 

Thanks for you love and support and for your visit.  Have a great day.  Hugz

9 comments:

Dotty Jo said...

Thanks for another inspirational post, Gail! Love how that Santa card is shaping up, Jo x

Swissie said...

Tusen takk for flotte ideer!
Og i dag skriver jeg like godt litt norsk, Gail, siden jeg ser at adressen din er i Norge.

Thank you for the inspirations!

Hugs, Liv (A Norwegian in Switzerland)

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Wow! How many cool and clever ideas to use scraps with embossing folders!! I have mountains of scraps too, so thanks so much for sharing!

Riet Harikini said...

I love the frames, great idea Gail. Will be using that in the future. Thanks.

Martina said...

Thanks for the inspiration! These are great ideas.

Robyn Oliver said...

Avalanche of scraps here... so a great idea Gail to use them with EF... brain is working overload now, Robyn

CinnamonSally said...

Great use of the scraps, every crafter has a basket full!!

Christine said...

Great ideas again!! Thank you so much

Angelnorth said...

Off the edge is something I never think of for embossing, looks great! Lots of fab ideas here, thanks Gail!