This series of cupcake cards demonstrates how you can use some of the Stampin' Up! embossing folders to add texture and interest to your cards.
"When you look at a cupcake, you've got to smile :)"
These cards all have something in common. They have elements made with various Big Shot embossing folders from Stampin' Up!
I wanted to show you how you can make backgrounds, paper ribbons and add height to your main elements with some Big Shot embossing. The series of handmade greetings also shows you how you can make the same punched images or stamp set look quite different with just a few small twists in colour and layout. The possibilities are endless!
Some of the greetings also use scrunched ribbon which I have made by adding some double sided tape to the back of the ribbon then laying and looping it on the card the way that pleased me best. This method works better than putting the adhesive on the card first as it helps to stick the ribbon to itself as well as to the cardstock. Everything is much more secure this way.
This card uses the Stampin' Up! Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder (no longer available) on Pumpkin Pie cardstock as a background. Isn't it a pretty effect?
This greeting uses strips of embossed paper in Regal Rose on Brilliant Blue (not available as a colour from Stampin' Up! any more), again using the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder. I just love that look.
Now here is the Square Lattice embossing folder (sadly, no longer available, but lots of new folders are!) helping to make a paper ribbon in Daffodil Delight which is further enhanced with some real Whisper White Organza ribbon on top. Isn't this a scrumptious effect?
See how different the Square Lattice embossing folder made this piece of Rich Razzleberry cardstock look? It is set off by the little (retired) pom pom trim in Melon Mambo.
The tulip border embossing folder (no longer available) makes a frame here which allows the main image to float off the page yet still be anchored to the overall effect.
Now I hope you will experiment with your own embossing folders, whether you choose cupcake images or not to play with!
Exclusive Stampin' Up! Big Shot dies can be used for paper crafting projects and sewing projects too! I encourage you to break out your own dies and start playing with fabric and paper today.
What? You say you have no dies to play with? We can fix that :) Why not consider buying some for your scrapbook and card projects?
There are exclusive dies and embossing folders available from Stampin' Up! You can check them out in the current Stampin' Up! catalogue available many countries of the world.
Oh, you don't have a Big Shot machine yet? Well, I can fix that too. Stampin' Up! has all the cutting plates and platforms as well as the machine.
NOTE: Payments must be made and confirmed before your items can be ordered.
To see the current Stampin' Up! catalog from Australia, go to SusanSalutations
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