An Introduction to Embossing Folders2
A look at Embossing Folders
My blog post for Papermilldirect this month looks at embossing (ie embossing with folders in a machine) and how to use embossing folders for best effect.
I use the Xcut Xpress for this on a setting of 6 for smaller folders and 6.75 for A4 folders.
I have a selection of all the beautiful colours of Papermilldirect cardstock and find them great for getting a clear embossed pattern every time.
I keep boxes of scrap card (colour grouped!) so I always have small pieces to work with as well as I tend to add smaller embossed elements to cards and other projects.
There are lots and lots of ways to use embossing folders which I will not be covering here but I may do in another post in the future ie inking your folder, using embossed/debossed card etc but in this post I'm going to show a few simple ideas to get started...
Some folders are "frame" types are lend themselves to adding images, greetings or 3D elements in the centre.
It's a good idea to combine folders for a different look..