Today I want to show you how easy DIY linen finish cardstock with the Subtle dynamic textured impressions embossing folder is to make yourself.  

But first, how would you answer these three questions?

  1. Is texture on your card projects a MUST-HAVE? 
  2. Do you love using linen finish cardstock in your paper crafting?
  3. Are your textured impressions embossing folders and your Big Shot your best friends?

If you answered “YES” to even ONE of those questions, then you’re going to want to see how this simple little embossing folder needs to be on your next order!

DIY linen finish cardstock in all the Stampin Up colours

Do you remember, years ago, Stampin’ Up! sold linen textured paper?  I still have some in my stash of craft supplies (I suspect like many of you).  I love the look and feel of it but I’ve been hesitant to use it because you couldn’t get any more.  (Can anyone else relate to this?)

But now, I can use up all those delicious papers I’ve been quietly hoarding – ahem, ageing –  for the perfect card project.  Why?  Because now I can create DIY linen finish cardstock in every single colour of paper in the Stampin’ Up! line-up!  How cool is that?

DIY linen finish cardstock in all the Stampin Up colours

 

You may have totally passed by this embossing folder on page 223 of the Annual Catalogue.  At first, I did too.  After all, you can’t really tell what it looks like in the photo…AND there are so many other “gotta have” items in this catalogue!

But I’m such an embossing folder fan, if there’s a new one out there, it somehow finds its way onto my order lickety-split.  

And sad to say…it did sit around for a little bit since I had SO much other great stuff to show you.  Then curiosity got the better of me and I ran my unassuming piece of Highland Heather cardstock through it.  And WOW!!!  It’s now my FAVE folder, just like that!

 

DIY Linen Finish Cardstock with the Subtle Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

 

Let me show you how easy it is to make.

And this is how you need to set up your Big Shot and cutting pad – note you only use ONE – for the Dynamic textured impressions embossing folders:

DIY linen finish cardstock

This is what my stitched oval looks like after one swipe through the Big Shot.

DIY linen finish cardstock in all the Stampin Up colours

Then, give your oval a 90-degree turn in the Subtle embossing folder and run it through the Big Shot again.  This is what it will look like now!

DIY linen finish cardstock in all the Stampin Up colours

Aren’t they BOTH fabulous?  Leave me a comment about which one is your favourite.  Swipe 1 or Swipe 2.

I could go a bit nutty running all my paper through this Subtle dynamic textured impressions embossing folder!  Suffice to say, you’ll probably see a lot more of this linen finish cardstock in my future designs.

DIY linen finish cardstock in all the Stampin Up colours

 

A couple other tips for this sweet and simple card?

  • I used the LARGEST plain oval to cut the window from my card.  
  • At the same time, I nested the  THIRD largest oval inside to cut the smaller oval I stamped on. (Some might call that laziness – I call it efficient😄!)
  • Close your card first then adhere your scalloped circle centred inside the oval for perfect placement.
  • My Whisper White dotted tulle ribbon is just tied around the narrowest part of the right-hand side of the card.

Now it’s up to you!  Get your Subtle dynamic textured impressions embossing folder here and get busy with DIY linen finish cardstock.

What colour paper will YOU start with first?

Let's make DIY linen finish cardstock in all the Stampin Up colours!

I’m a sucker for texture of any kind on a card.  That’s what I love so much about embossing folders.  It just invites you to come closer and feel it.  (I have been known to run my hand over cards I receive before I even read the message😋).  If you have a passion for texture too, you’ll love these layered leaves and woodgrain dragonflies too.

And now I can make DIY linen finish cardstock with the Subtle dynamic textured impressions embossing folder in every single Stampin’ Up! colour,  it’s shot to the top of my favourite new tool list!

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