Want to create a fun new handmade card with your embossing folders? Try this idea using scraps of paper and your favorite embossing folder for a striped rainbow card for any occasion!
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Let's take a look at the striped embossed technique on today's first card. It's quite easy, and it's a great way to use up scrap paper. Here we go:
- Trim a white cardstock rectangle just smaller than a card base. (4x5.25")
- Trim strips (or collect scraps from your stash) of any colors of cardstock. I used 5 of the brand new Spellbinders colors: Lagoon, Teal Topaz, Pink Sand, Dahlia, Wild Berry You can eyeball the sizes and trim as needed or if you like to be precise, here are the measurements I used (from top to bottom, in inches: 1.25", 1.5", 1", .75", .75")
- Lay the strips right next to each other and tape them to each other with washi or Spellbinders Best Ever Craft Tape (it's like washi, but better!!!) You can use your white panel to eyeball the size and arrangement. You'll be adhering the strips to that panel later.
- Next, lay the taped strips in an embossing folder and run through diecutting machine. This new embossing folder is called Simply Perfect Florets and it embosses so deeply and clearly, especially on this 100 lb. cardstock, I'm just so impressed every time I use it!
- Finishing off this card is simple because the embossed rainbow stripes are the star of the show. Don't even bother removing the washi tape from the back, and just adhere them to the white cardstock panel. Then, add that to your card base. A die cut sentiment and a few sparkly gems complete this card. (The Simply Perfect Mix & Match Sentiments dies are brand new in the shop today!)
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