The new year has me thinking of organizational things. Don't get too excited. My brain is translating this more as, "what do I have that is taking up space and not getting used?"
My embossing folders!
I don't have that many. Really only about 10 or so. But, I am not so much a card maker and I just never think about using these in my scrapping.
Time to change that!
First, I grabbed some scraps from the bin and just played around, trying embossing over different patterns. Deciding what I liked and what I didn't...
Trying different papers:And inks:
And.... I really like that vellum and ink thing, so let's do some scrapping!
After smooshing various pinks and reds onto my embossing folder and running it through my Sizzix, I have this:Perhaps a little mosaic grid of sorts would be nice?
After cutting up all three colors into little squares, I just start placing them to the side of my photo.
(Tip: I cut through each layer at the same time and kept the image in it's proper order. This made it easy to piece back together on my layout. Plus, I have never really been one for puzzles)
Oooooh - that is fun! And, yes - there is that We R Memories paper in the background. I told ya - it's my new neutral!
Now for some of that vellum action. I put a coat of glossy accents on this before embossing:
Layering up more hearts:
A bit of washi, some stickers, twine, and pen work and...
I am quite thrilled with myself for actually using this embossing folder (that I had only ever used 1 time before)!So here I go, off on an adventure to make use of this forgotten supply in my scrap room. The tree folder is a keeper, for sure. I wonder if the rest of those folders will make the cut?