Hi everyone! Simon Says Stamp has a big new release today: Out of This World! I made a card with Simon Says Stamp’s new Strawberry Fields embossing folder. This Summery embossing folder comes with three small strawberry dies for extra options when you want to get creative!
I don’t have a lot of experience when it comes to using embossing folders for cardmaking, but I will say this, you don’t have to do very much to get a pretty card. Maybe a light dusting of color, add a sentiment, and you’ve got a quick, elegant card to send out. Also, it took me a bit to figure out my sandwich for this folder; for me, it was Spellbinders platform/and two to three pieces of heavyweight cardstock. Maybe I used a metal shim too?… It’s been different for every embossing folder I’ve used, so I recommend experimentation.
Tip: Once I knew I got the embossing sandwich right, I embossed like five panels. Not only did I want one or two in my stash, but I figured I might make mistakes and would want to start fresh without pulling out my large Spellbinders Platinum machine for more embossing.
The little strawberries were die-cut out first and embossed. Then my 4 1/4 X 5 1/2 in. panel of Neenah 110 lb. cardstock was embossed. After that, I pulled out my Pinkfresh inks for some bright Spring green colors inked around the edges: Grassy Knoll and Key Lime. Before I adhered my strawberries down, I used more Pinkfresh inks and tiny blending brushes to color them: Ballet Slipper, Passion Fruit, Berrylicious & Candy Apple. Many would choose to use their markers on such small pieces of paper, but I wield a mean blending brush and feel much more confident with them than markers. I did use a marker for a swipe of green on the leaves. I added Rangers Stickles Glitter Gel: Moon Dust. (MY FAV!) Just to the tops of the berries, and after they were dry, I adhered them straight down to the topping panel. I trimmed my embossed panel and stuck it down to a green A2-sized cardbase.
My sentiment is from the Small Script Trio die set. I already had a black splattered sheet of vellum in my stash, so I grabbed Simon’s Leafy Sprig and die-cut two branches to arrange under the sentiment. I added some iridescent green sequins around the outside of the card for more shimmer and whimsy. And I was done!
I hope that some of these design choices have inspired you to make something new today! If you have any questions, please leave a comment below. Thanks so much for stopping by!