Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Just a Little Embossing

Using an embossing folder  can change a piece of cardstock drastically.  This little 5 in 1 box really shows it.  The entire top is out of the same piece of cardstock, but look at the top and the corner scallops.  They were embossed and then highlighted.  It is hard to believe that it is the same piece of paper as the other scallops.

I made this box for Classy Cards and Such's CCNS04 challenge.  The challenge is to use embossing folders.  This is one of my favorite things to do to a piece of cardstock.  Classy Cards and Such carries many embossing folders and the black diecut on the top is made with one of the Cheery Lynn dies which they also carry.  The leave is from another one of their dies.  The flowers are some small artifical ones that I had in my stash.  They were white.  I knew the white flowers wouldn't look right so I took my Copic markers and changed the color to match the flowers in the cardstock.  The pictures doesn't rreally show them matching, but they really do match fairly well in color.

I hope you can see how an inexpensive embossing folder can really improve the eye appeal of your creations.  Drop by Classy Cards and Such and take a peak at theirs.