The Simple Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder gives a classic image which is suitable for both men’s and women’s cards. I really like the clean look it gives on cards.
Yesterday I said I would give you a little tip on using it #TGIFC165.
When I first used it, I found my cardstock was ripping along the embossed lines due to the detailed embossing. To overcome this I had to try some different ways with the embossing folder. I know there are some other methods but this has worked best for me.
Usually when I emboss and teach classes I tell everyone ‘always put the joined end of your embossing folder in first’. Well… ignore me this time! Here’s the way I prepare it for the Big Shot prior to the top plate being put on.
You will notice the join on the left and yes, I have labelled my folder so I don’t forget which end goes in first.
Since doing it this way I haven’t had any issues with the cardstock ripping. If using Whisper White or Very Vanilla, I would recommend using the Thick Cardstock.
You can see in the photo that the Whisper White square has been embossed 2 ways to form squares. It’s another interesting effect you can get from this great product.