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
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 ...