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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Oh no! I've gone embossing crazy!

Yes, I have gone embossing crazy! Making my very own embossing folders has me cutting with my Cameo and using the glue pen a whole lot. I'm glad I have a back up glue

These are two more embossing folders I would like to share Besides sharing the embossing folders there is one other technique I would like to share. It is embossing with foil and making it look like an antiqued metal. Once you make an embossing folder, grab a piece of card stock cut to the size you want it and then crumple up the foil, then open the foil and mold it to the card stock, lay down your embossing folder, then the foil covered piece of card stock ( messy side down, on top of the embossing folder) roll it through your Cuttlebug or other manual die cutting machine. Once you've done this, it's time to add the black acrylic paint, cover the embossed foiled image with the black acrylic paint, then gently wipe off. Tada! you have a antique/forged metal look. If you want to make and embossing folder for this project that will really hold up; wrap the foil over your home made embossing folder and run it through your Cuttlebug.

I did this using the first method and it seems to hold up but, if I were going to make something to send in the mail; I would make an embossing folder just for this project.

Now, to the sharing . I have two more designs you might like to use to make another embossing folder.

You can download the Squares and Diamonds Design here ---->  Studio Squares and Diamonds Design

Here is the Flourish Design ---> Leaf Flourish

These are some pics of the way they look embossed and the forged metal embossing. I hope you have fun playing with these. :)


  1. When I've used foil with regular embossing folders it has always smoothed out the wrinkles where there is no embossing. I will have to try with Silhouette cut embossing plates. I have not tried the foil with my impression plates which are more along the line of the embossing plates you have been making.

    Thanks for sharing not only the files but also the techniques you used. I had not thought of using my acrylic black paint for antiquing purposes with foil.

  2. I love your embossing files, but especially the leaf flourish. Its very elegant!

  3. Thank you, Debbie! I love both the embossing files and your antique metal look. Want to try that. It would be great for men's cards. Hugs!!

  4. Fantastic Debbie, thank you so much for sharing.

  5. thank you for sharing all of your embossing files looking forward to trying them
    I am a new cameo owner have had the machine for a few months now and have yet to use it still using my E need to find time to actually learn how to use it
    thanks for all of your helpful videos I think I am just about ready to go for it!!


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