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This is my first blog hop and I would like to thank Georgiana for asking me to participate. This hop is all about embossing. I am new to dry embossing (as of Christmas) and still trying to build my collection. While looking for a good deals for embossing folders, I found a tutorial on making your own. I continued my search and found others doing the same. The original one I saw involves gluing the negative on the opposite side of your cut, much like the ones you buy. This seemed tedious and had disaster all over it. Another I found involved using a rubber pad. This seemed much easier and made me wonder if foam could be substituted? I didn't act on this right away, but then this opportunity arose. I went right to work and through a little trial and error I made my own embossing folders. The following are my steps and some pictures. I regret that I didn't take pictures of each step, so if you need any clarification please ask.
Step 1: Choose your Cut. The two folders I made, I used cuts from Paper Lace 2.
Step 2: Cut your design 3-4 times on thick card. I used card stock for my original one (music notes) and cereal box for my second. I like the cereal box much better and gave much better results.
Step 3: Glue all cuts together, trying hard to keep it all lined up. Then glue to one side of a folded piece of card.
Step 4: Adhere two appropriately cut pieces of craft foam opposite your design. I found my craft foam at the dollar store 2 sheets for a dollar.
Step 5: Run your folder through your embosser with out paper. This should be a tight fit, but it will be easier after you indent the foam.
Step 6: All systems GO!
I used my folders as backgrounds for these projects, but I think the dotted one would make a good texture on a smaller cut. I hope you enjoyed my tutorial. I look forward to your improvements and designs.
I also have some blog candy that I will announce early next week. All you need to do is leave a comment and be a follower.
Now your next stop will be Kate
Blog line up:
Georgiana ~ http://carsonscricutcreations.blogspot.com/
Jessica ~ http://chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com