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Projects that pop with the 3D Embossing Folders and Stencils

Crafter's Companion – 06/05/19

We absolutely love all of the effects that can be create with the Gemini 3D Embossing Folders and Stencils, so we thought we’d share some hints and tips on how to achieve the best results with them.

To re-cap, these folders have been specifically designed to give you an incredible 3D embossed effect with ease. All you need is a Gemini or another leading die-cutting machine and some of your favourite cardstock. Place the card inside your chosen folder, sandwich the folder between two cutting plates and roll the whole thing through your die-cutting machine! This results in an incredible, embossed 3D design for your papercraft projects.

To make the centrepiece images of these embossing folders pop even more, you can use the added stencils to ink over the top. This means that you can add even more depth to the designs with no worry of going outside the lines or add extra details into the embossed areas.

This amazing card was created using the Butterfly Effect Folder and Stencil. We love the unusual heart shape!

There are six different designs to choose from, so have a look at Debbie Fisher’s video below to see each of them!

So now that we’ve got our basic information and an idea of all of the designs, let’s have a look at how to use them and the types of effects they can create.

Watch along as Debbie gives a gorgeous demonstration on the Chrysanthemum Folder and Stencil. She also gives some brilliant tips on which plates to use for embossing and how to add colour through the stencils!

If you’re in need of a little bit more inspiration, take a look at David Falcon’s project video below. Again, he uses the Chrysanthemum Folder and Stencil, but he uses a different technique to colour, rather than using Debbie’s method.

Where Debbie paints her inks on to the folder before embossing, David embosses his card, then adds his colour in a free hand style. Have a watch and see which technique suits you best!

The texture created by these folders is not only amazing to look at, but it also feels fabulous to the touch, so the 3D effect really brings the whole piece to life!

If you want to go that step further, try pairing these folders and stencils up with the Spectrum Noir Sparkle Glitter Inks for a jaw-dropping effect.

We hope this post has given you a bit of inspiration and that you love these Embossing Folders and Stencils as much as we do, so we’d love to see your embossed creations on social media. Share your photos with us on FacebookTwitter or Instagram using the hashtag #crafterscompanion.