February 03, 2015

Tuesday Tutorial - 3-D Embossing Folders

Hi Everybody,

Todays Tutorial is using a  beautiful  Spellbinders 3-D M-Bossabilities   and you can create this look with any of  these folders ... and the link  above will show you the selection that is available.

Using an embossing folder will create a most beautiful textured background for any of your designs

To use the 3-D folders in your Grand Calibur you will need the pink embossing plate  that came with the machine and you will need to buy the  Raspberry Adaptor Plate  as the folders are quite thick


Open the folder and place the card you are using onto the side  that is raised

It helps the fibres in the card to stretch if you spritz it with some clean water first.

And when adding the folder to the machine put the hinged part so that it goes into the opening first.





This will give you a really deep emboss to your card and then you can trim it to fit the size of card you are creating.





I have used the 5x7 Matting Basics  A&B  to make my Hinged Card   as this is the style that really works for me

With some Gilding Wax of your choice rub over the raised areas with a soft cloth to bring our the beauty in the design.

Then polish it to a soft sheen with some clean cloth.

I have used the Creative Expressions Metallic Gilding Waxes and in the picture below they are from left to right ...

Pearl Moon, Pewter, Cast Bronze and Enchanted Gold


Apply as much or as little as you wish and experiment with different colours for a completely new look

I have used three of the panels to make cards that would be suitable for  any occasion

I have added in flowers from   Wild Orchid Crafts  to the creamy colored one for a soft female look and used Pearl Moon Gilding Wax

I used silver mirror card and white satin ribbon on the other along with Pewter Gilding Wax and that would make a lovely wedding card.

And on the bronze colored one I used Cast Bronze Gilding Wax and added in twine and a bronze button for a more masculine look. 

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx 

39 comments:

  1. Love, love, love these cards. You are back with your style that is just so effective. Thank you Christina for these beauties.

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  2. Beautiful cards, the first one would make a lovely wedding card.

    Michele

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  3. Hi Christina. These cards are absolutely stunning I love them. The tutorial is great too. I will definitely by trying to achieve this look when I attempt making them I have a few embossing folders and the 5x7 matting set 1 and some spellbinders decorative ovals, and I have bought lots of flowers from WOC which would give a similar look. Good look with you're shows, I shall be watching and hopefully get an email read out. Kind regards
    Anne Owens

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  4. Love, love. love the card and those embossing folders they're so detailed.

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  5. Love the Gilding Wax Christina, and this is a gorgeous card, xxxx

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  6. such beauty christina. just stunning. crafty hugs.

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  7. What a beautiful selection of cards.the folders look great .
    Marion H

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  8. Fabulous card Christina - it would make a beautiful wedding card. Thanks for the spritzing tip. Pat x

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  9. |Morning Christina,
    A beautiful card, love it.
    Lydia
    X

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  10. Beautiful, just stunning, love it.

    Patricia x

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  11. Hi Christiena,

    What a beautiful card for any occasion, simply beautiful.

    Corry

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  12. Loving it as i always do with your woork. :-)

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  13. Aah so beautiful Christina, and yes a card for a wedding, the other two are lovely also.Thank you so much. Can not wait everyday to see what delicious makes are coming to inspire us.. xx

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  14. thanks Christina -I just love coming to your site every day always new cards to inspire
    love the white and cream effect quite lovely
    hugs Lyn xxx

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  15. I love the look of the gilding wax on the embossed card! I have only 1 3D Emboss, which I picked up on a clearance rack some time ago. Now, I know how to use it, and will be giving it a try. Thank you!

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  16. Thank you once again Christina, for the beautiful samples, your tutorials are very helpful, I love to watch your videos they are great. Regards, Linda.

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  17. Good Morning Christina. Whoa!!!…. the Oooooooo and Ahhhhhhh factor on todays cards are Off The Scale. Each Card is a fabulous, stop in your tracks, stunner! Thank you so much for the tutorial. I always wanted to know about the gilding waxes. The bronze masculine card is a great interpretation! I'm going to check the programming now on C & C. Hope to catch some shows today. I know you'll do a fantastic job. You always do. :) Have a most beautiful day. Thank you for adding such beauty to mine.

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  18. Lovely as usual - will have to try gilding wax soon xx

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  19. Hi Christina, I think I'm falling in love with these 3D embossing folders and they are rapidly climbing to the top of my wish list :). I look forward to the Tuesday Tutorials as you always make them 'idiot proof' just for me lol. The card is beautiful and I'm looking forward to placing my first order with WOC in a couple of weeks as they listened to my request and are going to offer another colour choice in the summer blossom mix. I'm really excited about that and am thrilled to find a company that takes the time to listen and act on customer requests :). x

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  20. These are beautiful cards. I love the deep embossing.
    Cheers
    Janice W

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  21. Thanks so much for the tutorial Christina, one that I most definitely must try out soon! It would make such a nice change to do something different with my embossing! Love the cards! TFS!
    Hugs
    Karen xx

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  22. Your cards are always beautiful but adding the gilding wax adds another special touch....
    Well done Christina

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  23. Wow! Talk about a gorgeous card. I love it! I pinned of course! https://www.pinterest.com/pin/415386765606736993/ Thanks for the tips on the embossing! The new folder is wonderful.

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  24. Thank you for all the tips - what a beautiful effect made with the gilding wax. Jackie x

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  25. I have a few of these embossing folders, find them most useful, thank you for showing us other ideas using them Christina....luv Ursula xx

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  26. This is gorgeous Christina, wonderful card for any occasion.

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  27. I have the shell beauty and it is so pretty. I ran my ink pad over the shells and then embossed for a beautiful embossed card. It is great for men or women as well as encouragement.

    Sue
    rolfe974@prodigy.

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  28. Beautiful card idea and great instructions. But what is the name of that 3-D M bossability folder? I didn't find it in their web site????? thanks for your help. Edna Burgess

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  29. Really really lovely card Christina , beautiful embossing folder,
    XxxxxRuth

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  30. Great idea for using gilding wax. I must get my embossing folders out and play. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  31. Hi Christina, Lovely card and tutorial is fine however I will
    have a look at youtube for some tutorial video because
    I'm hopeless at reading instructions :-)

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  32. Lovely cards Christina and thanks for the embossing tip x

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  33. This may be my favorite card yet that you have made. It has texture, depth, and is so subtle, but soooo gorgeous. I love the combination of white and ivory paper. I think I'm going to have to get that embossing folder.

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  34. Hi Christina what a beautiful card I do like these embossing folder I have a few of them. when you use these folder do don't have to do much else as the folder does all the work.
    And you have made some beautiful cards with them I the love the designs and colours you have used.

    Debs xxxx
    {Debs Cards– my personal blog}

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  35. Absolutely stunning, especially the first one, that one is such you and what I love.

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  36. What a pretty card, don't have time to read the rest of your newsletter tonight. Will definitely have a better look tomorrow. Your work is lovely. Dianne Crowe

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  37. Beautiful card, I love the embossing folder. Saw you on Ideal World.
    Di B x

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  38. Gorgeous Christina, thank you for your shares and tips, your tutorials are clear and almost feels like you are with us giving us a helping hand - loving the shows by the way x x x

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