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.
Embossing folders are worth the money. If you have a Cuttlebug or the like buy one and try it out. I have quite a few Provo Craft embossing folders, a few Spell binder two sided folders. The two sided ones are pretty cool. I doubt you will be disappointed if you buy one or two.