Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Technique Tuesday - Framed Tulips Embossing Folder & Punch Tulip....

Today's technique shows you how to use the Framed Tulips Embossing Folder on pieces of cardstock which are not the exact size of the embossing folder.  The card that I made also uses three punches to make a tulip flower so there will be two techniques today but they will be in separate posts.
 For the Framed Tulip Embossing Folder technique, you will need a piece of cardstock, the embossing folder and your Big Shot.  You will not be able to dictate the exact measurements of your finished piece so cut a piece a bit larger than your desired size.  The end result will be within about 1/4"-1/2" of your desired size.
 Place your cardstock in the folder in the top left position in the embossing folder.

Place it in your Big Shot and run it through.
 You will end up with the embossing on two sides of your cardstock.  Place your cardstock in the bottom right of the embossing folder.
 Close the folder and turn it over and make sure that the embossed cardstock is lined up perfectly in the embossing folder as shown above.
 Place in the Big Shot but only run through part of the way - just enough to emboss across the bottom of the cardstock.
 Your cardstock will now be embossed on three sides.  Again line up your cardstock with the embossing folder.
 Run again through your Big Shot only far enough to emboss the final edge.
 Your cardstock will then look something like this.  You can see in the bottom left corner, the embossing does not look right.  We will fix that now.  The other three sides should look right.
 Align the cardstock up with the corner that needs correcting in the bottom of the embossing folder.
 Make sure it lines up properly on both sides as show above.
 Turn your embossing folder sideways and run into your Big Shot just enough to emboss the corner.
 Trim off any excess edge on the cardstock.
Your finished embossing folder will look like this.  Give it a try and be patient.  It may take a couple of tries before you get it right.  Look for my next post today to make this tulip flower to put on your card.

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