Dynamic Texture

The Hexagons embossing folder is one of the new “dynamic” embossing folders and it really creates some amazing texture for you cards. It’s a super thick embossing folder (so much so that you only use one of the cutting pads in the Big Shot sandwich) and leaves a sumptuously deep impression in the cardstock. You need to spritz your cardstock with water to soften the fibers to help give the cardstock that great 3D look when it goes through the Big Shot.

This anniversary card has the hexagons popping up off the page. The background looks almost quilted! I’ve cut out several of the flowers and stems and leaves from the Flourish Thinlits Dies to create a bouquet, and also added some ribbon as a focal point.

In the card below with the little monster, I’ve used the reverse side of the embossed cardstock so that the hexagons are sinking into the background. The monster is from the fun Yummy in my Tummy stamp set and I coloured him in using the new Watercolour Pencils and the Blender Pen. His banner is from the Birthday Bright stamp set and being a photopolymer stamp set, it was very easy to place the Hooray! inside the banner. I cut up some thick white twine (the kind you find as posh paper bag handles!) to use as the poles for the monster’s banner.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And speaking of monsters, I had to share a sneak peak of one of my swaps for the upcoming OnStage Live in Amsterdam in April. I love the Yummy in my Tummy stamp set and here I’ve used the bigger monster to create some treat boxes. I got the dimensions of the treat box from Pootles (see her blog post here). I scored the “envelope” all the way around so I could close the treat box and I also kept two of the little square tabs which she cut off in her video… I’ll share some more pics of this little treat box after OnStage and you’ll also get to see what goes inside it!

There is another dynamic embossing folder available, the Cable Knit folder which has carried over from the Christmas catalogue. The video below shows how to prepare the cardstock and build the Big Shot sandwich when using these dynamic folders.

 

Astrid Bealing About Astrid Bealing

I am an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator from Brisbane, Australia. I’ve always loved all things craft and finally taken the leap into demonstrating the wonderful products Stampin’ Up! sell, which I’ve been using since 2010.

I will be posting my Stampin’ Up! projects here to inspire you. I also hold monthly card and paper craft workshops from my home in Eight Mile Plains, and sell product Australia wide.

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