3 Simple Tools to Make Stunning Sentiments with a 3D Embossing Folder | Perfect Pairings with Jaycee + Video

by Jaycee Gaspar
2 Embossing Folder Cards

This embossing folder technique was highly requested on my Instagram and blog when I first shared it for the Whimsical Fairy Tale Embossing Folder Release. This card making technique is truly a Perfect Pairing, and you will be shocked to see how easy it is to create these stunning results!

This card making technique stems from the die-cut inlay technique that I first saw in this blog post from Jennifer McGuire. I am calling this technique the embossed overlay technique. You will need 3 crafty items to make the cards outlined below.

Embossing Folder Technique: Embossed Overlay

04102022 Peony Sunshine Summer Afternoon31. Altenew 3D Embossing Folder

Altenew has a wide array of embossing folders available on the online shop. They can come as part of crafting bundles or as stand-alone releases. The Peony Sunshine 3D Botanical Embossing Folder was part of the Whimsical Fairy Tale Stand-Alone Embossing Folder Release.

I recommend using an embossing folder with a high density of detail. This way, when you use your next essential tool in the next step, you capture a lot of detail within your embossed overlay.

04102022 Peony Sunshine Summer Afternoon2 12. Large Crafting Steel Dies

This step is essential for your embossed overlay. To capture the detail in the folder illustration, you will also need a die with a large surface area. I used the Caps Bold Alphabet Die Set in my card example.

Again, I recommend a die with a large surface area. It does not necessarily have to be a letter die-cut set. Your large shape dies like Halftone Circles Nesting Die Set will work beautifully as a frame for your smaller sentiment die.

04102022 Peony Sunshine Summer Afternoon13. Letter Press Inking

Lastly, to create a range of value on our card, you will need crisp ink. I used Mixed Media Ink on my card example since it stays put on the folder's slick surface.

Experiment with color combinations on your card. I used a monochrome/tone-on-tone color palette, but there are (currently) 5 mixed media ink families to choose from that you can mix and match!

I hope you enjoyed this technique. Thanks for stopping by!

Materials and Supplies:

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Liz O. April 10, 2022 - 10:04 AM

Stunning results! Thanks for the inspiration and video Jaycee!

Maureen R April 10, 2022 - 11:35 AM

These are Gorgeous!!!

Sue April 10, 2022 - 1:42 PM

This is soooo beautiful, you make it look so easy! Thank you for sharing!

Karen E Joslin April 10, 2022 - 1:51 PM

I love this technique! Genius. Beautiful!

Michele W April 10, 2022 - 2:18 PM

What a fantastic technique! The results are amazing. Thanks for sharing. I look forward to giving this technique a try.

Dorothy James April 10, 2022 - 3:06 PM

You always step it up and raise the bar high, Jaycee. This technique is amazing.

Jan Castle April 10, 2022 - 6:03 PM

Beautifully Done…great idea!

Teresa Doyle April 10, 2022 - 7:29 PM

WOW Jaycee, these are gorgeous cards. I learned a few tricks from this video that I never thought of before. Thanks so much for sharing this.

Becky Moore April 10, 2022 - 9:16 PM

The cards are beautiful! Thank you so much for the video. I can’t wait to try this.

Denise Bryant April 10, 2022 - 10:08 PM

Love the effect! Gorgeous cards!

Janet E Buonocore April 11, 2022 - 3:13 PM

Absolutely stunning…and so easy. Love it! Thank you.

Danita April 12, 2022 - 2:14 PM

SO inspiring! Thank you for the lovely video ~ it really helps those of us who are visual learners. Thank you for sharing your time and talent.


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