Why is it oh-so-touchable? It’s a dynamic textured embossing folder.
What’s the difference? This type of folder creates deeply etched, dimensional embossed impressions, even deeper than our regular embossing folders. To see what a dynamic folder can do, look at the depth of the woodgrain in this dragonfly card!
Basket Weave Embossing Folder Tips
When you start working with dynamic folders, tips I’ve learned along the way might come in handy.
1. make sure you use only one acrylic pad (standard cutting pad) and your Big Shot Platform. So your sandwich is:
2. If you have the old hinged platform that used to come with the Big Shot, you will need to set it at Tab 1. (Note: On my old platform, although I get a very respectable impression, it’s just not quite as deep. And make sure you don’t use Tab 2. It’s way too thick!)
3. Emboss only one sheet of cardstock at a time for best results.
4. Spritz your cardstock first with clear water from your Stampin’ Spritzer before placing in your embossing folder to give you an even deeper impression.
5. Insert your folder spine-first into your Big Shot to lessen any stress on the folder.
6. If it seems like you didn’t have your Wheeties this morning and you have to really crank your Big Shot handle, you’ve probably got the wrong sandwich. (See 1 and 2 above.)
Also note, your Magnetic Platform is almost an eighth of an inch thicker than the Big Shot platform so you will have problems if you are trying to use it. (Believe me, I have learned this from experience when I needed to purchase another folder. 😧)
Trudy says her inspiration comes from Pinterest for her card. In addition to the lovely embossed panel in So Saffron, there are many special touches I want to make sure I mention to you!
- Her pretty flowers come from the Wild About Flowers set and are stamped in Peekaboo Peach on Pear Pizzazz stems.
- A mix of small pearls embellish the flower centres for added texture.
- The gorgeous scalloped edge is the Decorative Ribbon Border punch adhered along both the top and bottom of the stamped panel.
- She matched the Garden Green scalloped border with a wrap-around stitched satin ribbon. So soft and flexible, it knots beautifully to go through the mail.
Trudy decided to not use her coordinating stamp set, Blossoming Basket, for my Easter card. If you haven’t seen it yet, it’s just beautiful. See for yourself.
The stamp set and embossing folder together create the Blossoming Basket Bundle, FREE with $120 order only until tomorrow night! Stampin’ Up! has announced the Basket Weave folder will be available in the new Annual Catalogue in June. However, the stamp set is exclusive to Sale-a-bration so we’ll likely not see it re-appear.
Thinking you’d really love this bundle but don’t have other items you want? Now might be the best time to stock up on your basic supplies like cardstock, adhesives and ink refills. For items like these you always reach for in your paper crafting, you want a ready supply. Then you’ll be stamping and embossing with the Blossoming Basket Bundle in no time. Thanks so much for placing your order with me.