Friday, July 2, 2010

Fantabulous Friday #16

July has come so quickly, I cannot believe it! This Friday I wanted to share some embossing inspiration. Embossing wasn't really a technique that I had thought about using until I saw Kate's creations over at Small Bits of Paper.


Kate has also given us some really great tips when working with the Cuttlebug:
Don't be afraid to mix and match different designs within a project. Also, try embossing patterned paper for added texture and design. If using a lighter paper, find a scrap piece of cardstock and emboss the two together to prevent the paper from ripping. If a folder has a repeating pattern (such as Swiss Dots), a longer strip of paper can be embossed by running the first portion of the paper through the Cuttlebug and then lining up the last two or three rows of the embossed part with the un-embossed portion then in the embossing folder. Repeat as required! I also like to emboss smaller papers in larger patterned folders by selecting an area (i.e. a flower) and placing my smaller paper in that section of the folder. Finally, just before I run the folder through the machine, I always look through the top Cuttlebug mat to make sure my paper has not moved. I've learned that lesson the hard way!

Thank you, Kate for sharing with us.
Have a great weekend!-Valerie

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5 comments:

  1. Very helpful tips! I only have a few folders so it is still new to me. but I like the ideas she gave on how to use them.

    TFS!

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  2. Love these projects and the tips are great!!!!!

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  3. These samples are fantastic - TFS.

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  4. These are wonderful examples of how the embossing folders can be used.. Love the Eiffel Tower!! Looks fantastic..
    hugs
    Nanné

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  5. Can you share which embossing folders you used for the above cards? I love them!

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