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