Adding Texture and Dimension to Memory Keeping with Embossing Folders (Video Tutorial)

by Nathalie

Embossing Folders are a great and easy way to add texture and dimension to your memory keeping. Yes, you can use embossed images in your layouts! The new embossing folders, in Altenew's latest release, are not just beautiful, but also versatile. The detailed design the folders create are great for simple and quick cards; however as a memory keeper, these are also a fast way to bring impact to your layouts, regardless of the format of documenting you use. Let me show you in three examples:

  1.  Pocket Page Spread

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Embossed images are a great way to add pop of magic to simple pocket pages. This layout features the new Daisies Embossing Folder, and Mixed Media inks. The key is to use the folder to create the image and then trim away the embossed flowers.

A bit of ink adds color to all the embossed lines of the flowers. This results in a truly dimensional card and a lot of impact on your pocket spread. The soft-colored base card just enhances the fussy-cut embossed flowers. The results are just the perfect complement to a simple pocket page.

2. Ringed Traveler's Notebook.

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Bring dimension and texture onto your Traveler's Notebooks ( my most used documenting format) using the new Diamond Star Embossing Folder. The linear design of this folder is accented by a soft application of color to the embossed lines – Seashore Mini Ink Cube set, Cool Summer Nights Mini Ink Cube Set-.

The angular/linear design of the folder makes it easy to create the illusion of a gap in the design -where the photo is placed; as well as helps to create a long embossed paper strip with a continuous design. Having the soft color gradient on the design just makes the simple design very eye catching!

3.  Scrapbook Layout

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How about adding impact to your next scrapbook layout using the new Tulips Embossing Folder! The design of the folder already creates an amazing texture, but how about adding color to make the images more noticeable; then cut the image into a new shape.

This time, I am using the inks and a brayer to create the color on the folder before embossing  the paper.  Then, the Color Wheel Die  is used to cut the trim the image to a circle, and to create the soft frame for it.  Finally, the small butterfly die cut (Mix and Match Mariposa Die Set) just accents the curvature of the design to bring the page all together.

You can watch the following video to see how all the pages came together in a short amount of time.  The video is also available in HD at Altenew's YouTube channel:


I hope these inspire you to check all of Altenew's Embossing Folders and see all the possibilities they provide for all your paper crafting projects.  Remember to share with us your finished projects, we love seeing how you used Altenew's products in your work!

‘Til next time!

 

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3 comments

Denise Bryant February 20, 2021 - 8:34 pm

Awesome ideas! Love the circle of the embossed tulips… such pretty colors for your card! And the daisies corner is a perfect way to decorate your page! Have to use these ideas on some cards!

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Henriëtte February 21, 2021 - 4:40 pm

Gorgeous layouts Nathalie and great ideas.
Thank you so much for sharing, stay safe and have a wonderful day.

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Patricia Wilson February 22, 2021 - 11:50 am

This was amazing and loved what you did with the embossing folders. Makes me realize I need to get mine out and use them more. Thank you.

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