Subtle Embossing Folder Trick…

Hello and welcome back to my blog, where today I am sharing with you a top tip for how to make your embossed images less prominent using the ‘subtle embossing folder trick’.

I must say the colour combination I used here was totally inspired by my lovely upline Emma Goddard, who stumbled across it during one of her weekly live crafting videos. Fresh Freesia, Coastal Cabana and Crumb Cake – who would have thought it!

A pretty handmade card using the subtle embossing folder trick with flowers in purple and teal.

I wanted to keep lots of white space on my card, so I positioned all of the focal point over to the right hand side but I thought the left looked a little plain in comparison, so I decided to use the Pretty Flowers embossing folder to just add a little interest.

That said, after I had run the embossing folder through the machine, the impression it left was very deep and clear. Normally, this is a good thing, but I wanted this just a bit more subtle, so all I did was then run the card back through the machine (with no embossing folder, just a sheet of paper over the top in die cutting configuration) to reduce the depth of the embossed impression.

Hey presto, we have a beautiful image but just not quite so ‘in your face’ as one might say! The reason for the copy paper is mainly so that the marks on the cutting plate don’t transfer to the card!

A pretty handmade card using the subtle embossing folder trick with flowers in purple and teal.

I added a strip of Pansy Patch DSP down the right hand side, love that pretty gingham look, and then stamped and cut all of the pansies and leaves and displayed them in a row, just letting some of the paper peek through. A simple stamped greeting added on some Basic White card, some of that gorgeous Fresh Freesia ribbon and a few In Colour Gems to finish the card off.

I hope that you are inspired to break out those embossing folders and have a go at my subtle embossing folder trick, I think it can really extend the life of your stash, which is always a good thing in my book!

Thank you so much for stopping by today – until next time, Happy Crafting xx

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