I'd like to expand my use of embossing, stamping and inking. I recently came across a post where someone had used an embossing folder. How do these work? Has anyone had any experiences with them, or have any tips to share?
They are plastic that has a positive and negative design the fits together when closed. You run it thru a machine to squeeze the paper to emboss. Sizzix, ebosser, Cuttlebug etc. I have seen a video where they used a rolling pin. Go to Youtube and find all kinds of tutorials.
I have about 40 embossing folders, so it's safe to say that I love them, lol! I make a ton of cards every month, and the embossing folders are a way of adding visual interest without adding bulk to the front of the cards.
I agree with chocolateaxel, They are fun to use. I love using Recollection paper (it has a white core) to emboss it and then sand it a bit and the white shows thru, showing off the emboss. Inking is another way to play whit them too.
if I were you I would definatley consider the BIG SHOT by Sizzix!!! I asked for this from my Mother last year for xmas and once I bought some embossing folders I realized how super easy it really was !!
I'm another crafter who likes to use embossing folders for my cards and layouts to add texture.
I have the Big Shot and Cuttlebug. I'm happy with both although I find that I reach for my Cuttlebug more often than my Big Shot largely due to size. The Cuttlebug is more compact and takes up less space.