Product Review: Tim Holtz Embossing Folder Designs

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Article Courtesy by Sheredian Vickers

Price: Sizzix has a variety of embossing folders that can be used with the Big ShotEmbossing folders can be purchased individually, in pairs or in sets of four and more. Tim Holtz has designed a line of embossing folders for Sizzix that will carry your projects from plain to elegant in a flash!

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Product Description:
Embossing folders are easy to use and add great texture to both cards and layouts.  The folders can be used with the Big Shot or Big Kick.  Simply place your product inside the folder, place the folder between the two acrylic plates that come with the machine (like a sandwich), place the "sandwich" on the pad and roll it through the machine to get a perfect image.

In Use :
Embossing folders are a perfect companion for cards and layouts alike.  I find myself reaching for folders almost every time I design cards.  Depending on the design, those little extras are needed to have a dynamite design.

Tips & Techniques:

  • Use embossing folders to emboss letters for titles.  Use different folders for different letters to have a fun look. 
  • Emboss tags to place on a card or layout.
  • Emboss an image to make a monochromatic design.
  • Use seasonal embossing folders to make embellishments for layouts or cards.

Project Ideas & Examples:

Here are projects using the Tim Holtz folders.


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