Friday, October 7, 2016

Technique of the Week: Next Level Embossing Folder Christmas Card

It's time to break out the embossing folders again! This week we got in 5 different Next Level embossing folders by We Are Memory Keepers. These folders are really unique, in that the embossing is not just on one level. The result you get with them is absolutely beautiful.

We have some cards and samples in the shop to show you how each of these folders look, but I thought I would also make a card for this post to show you.

You get two different embossing folders in each set. The one I used here is called "Quilted."

If you have a Big Shot, the sandwich is a little different using these folders than with traditional embossing folders. You put your cardstock inside the folder, and there is a grid printed on the outside to make sure you place it in straight. The sandwich I used was the base plate with NO tab opened; metal shim; (if you don't have a metal shim, you can try shimming with cardstock, but you should really acquire one of these essential tools. We have one in stock, and more coming from Memory Box). I placed the folder with the cardstock onto the metal shim and ONE cutting plate on top of that. These folders are thicker than traditional embossing folders, so one cutting plate is sufficient. You may want to experiment with placing an additional piece of cardstock on top for more shim, depending on how deep of an emboss you get.

I embossed a panel (4" x 5.25") of So Silk Beauty Pink cardstock using one of the "Quilted" embossing folders, and stuck it down to a base card using score tape. You need a heavy duty tape to ensure that your panel sticks down properly. 

I chose a die to add the sentiment, "Jingle all the Way", which is a new die that we just got in from Penny Black. I cut this out of white cardstock that had Stick-it adhesive adhered to the back. (we just got in lots more of the Stick-it adhesive also, which is perfect for die cuts). I added some of the new sequins we just got in for sparkle, and the card is finished!

If you are looking for simple but beautiful designs for your holiday cards, or for any occasion really, try these gorgeous Next Level folders!

Come in to the shop and you can also see this card in person, along with other samples using these fabulous new embossing folders.

We just got in an order from Penny Black, and all of the fabulous stamps and dies have been flying out the door! Hurry in to see what's new!

We also just got in a huge order from our distributor. We have so much in the store, that you will just have to come in and see it to believe it! We got in new sequins, inks, 
scor tape and more! We have FIVE different Next Level embossing folder sets from We Are Memory Keepers. We got in toner sheets and adhesive foam to use in foiling, as well as more of the great toner pens. If you don't know how to use these things, just ask us, and we would love to show you! We got in lots more of the gorgeous colors of Dylusions paints! These paints are so beautiful! We have more of the Art Impressions square windows stamps that are so much fun to paint or color. LOTS more alcohol inks and Yupo paper. Come in and check it out!

Our Impression Obsession order is due in next week, and we also are waiting for some great new collection Memory Box dies. Come in, we'd love to see you!


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