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Friday, 16 May 2014

Love Card by Jowilna Nolte

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Welcome to today's post.
 I love textures - not something in your face but something subtle and barely there, gorgeous and delicate. So this week I decided to do one of my favourite things using embossing folders on a simple card. I combine two embossing folders to create a background effect on my cards and layouts. It really is so simple and effective but so so very easy.  You first emboss one pattern and then use a second embossing folder and emboss right over the first embossed design.
 
 
I used the Large Velvet Tea Lights embossing folder on a piece of  patterned paper. Then I used the Only One embossing folder right over it. The first texture remains and gets flattened to a certain extent but is still visible, while the second folder design becomes more prominent.
 

I created my focal point using the Roses nesting die to create a flower on the front of my card. I cut the flowers out of different papers and then stamped them using a script stamp.
 


You can see the first design clearly visible just below the embossed and inked top edge of the second embossed image.
 

and a quick step x step of how I did it all....
emboss your patterned paper using the first embossing folder - this technique works well with most folders, but sometimes two designs are just not compatible and you have to try again and find the ones that compliment each other really well.
 

die-cut the roses out of different patterned papers in different sizes
 


emboss the paper again with the second embossing folder, and then lightly ink the edges using a sponge dauber and ink pad
 

I combined the embossed background onto a layer of the beautiful paper from the Damask Delight Paper pad and then added my finishing touches. I love how this card turned out using only a few elements. I hope this inspired you to try and combine your embossing folders together to create unique backgrounds for your cards and layouts.

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