Hey, crafty friends! Thanks for stopping by my blog again!
Today, Im showing off the CUT AND EMBOSS FOLDERS from Spellbinders. These are like your typical embossing folders, except that they also have some dies inlayed into the design, so they cut while they emboss! This is great for having some fun background peeking out of those little die cut areas. You could add glitter, make a shaker card, or even just a fun pop of color behind these cut out areas.
For today’s cards, I decided to go simple and pretty (basically, my go-to style lately). I wanted to show two ways that you can use this folder, so let’s take a look!
For my first card, I simply ran the cut and emboss folder through my PLATINUM 6 with some white cardstock. I think the design on this folder is pretty all on its own, so I layered this piece over a white card base, so the cut outs also have white peeking through.
Before I adhered the front panel to the card base, I did some ink blending on the front. By blending some ink over your embossed panel, you really help the embossed design to stand out. I used SURFACE INKS in the colors, Night Sky, Oz, and Speckled Egg.
I added a simple sentiment by stamping a GINA K. sentiment onto a heart shape. I then sprinkled some ICICLE CLEAR EMBOSSING POWDER over the stamped sentiment to emboss it, giving a raised, shiny finish to the sentiment.
After adding the sentiment piece to the front of my card with some foam adhesive, this card was finished!
For my second card, I also went clean and simple. The reall difference here though, is that I am using the opposite side of the embossed image. Whereas the first card is showing off the raised design, this card is showing off the backside, so the design is actually pressed into the cardstock.
I also helped make this de-bossed pattern stand out by applying my ALABASTER PIGMENT INK to the design in the folder itself before adding my cardstock and running it through my Platinum 6. This actually presses that ink into the cardstock, and helps that design to stand out. I also love the white on kraft look, so this turned out simple yet pretty!
I layered the embossed kraft panel over a white card base as well. The cut out areas of the embossed design have white peeking through, which goes along with the white pigment ink as well as the white heart.
I again used another heart shape and embossed the same Gina K. sentiment, this time in GILDED. I thought the gold matched better with the kraft.
There you have two simple cards- both using one Cut and Emboss folder from Spellbinders. I love that the designs on these folders are so elegant and pretty all on their own, that really you only need to add a sentiment and you have a finished card!
Thanks for stopping by today! I hope I have left you with some ideas and inspiration.
Until next time,