My blog post for Papermill this month looks at embossing (ie embossing with folders in a machine).
I use the Xcut Xpress for this on a setting of 6 for smaller folders and 6.75 for A4 folders.
I have a selection of all the beautiful colours of Papermill cardstock and find them great for getting a clear embossed pattern every time.
I keep boxes of scrap card (colour grouped!) so I always have small pieces to work with as well as I tend to add smaller embossed elements to cards and other projects.
There are lots and lots of ways to use embossing folders which I will not be covering here but I may do in another post in the future ie inking your folder, using embossed/debossed card etc but in this post I'm going to show a few simple ideas to get started...
Believe it or not I keep my embossing folders in their original packaging in clear plastic containers - grouped such as floral, male, symmetrical patterns etc.
I use folders from various different companies.
Because I have made a sympathy card, the embossing does not need too much added to it. This style of card is best kept simple.
Others look well with 3D elements added on top.