Thursday, 30 November 2017

10 Woodland Embossing Folder Projects

Discover 10 Woodland Embossing Folder Projects that are quick and easy to make.
My personal fave...

So as we come to the end of the year I thought I would share what my favourite Stampin' Up! craft product is, and 10 projects made with it.

Those of you that follow this blog regularly might have already guessed... yes, it's the Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

Even though this embossing folder has been around for a little while now, I think it has to be my favourite Stampin' Up! item of the entire year.

It features beautiful Silver Birch trees, and adds an elegant touch of nature to your projects.

I haven't been able to stop using it!

I discovered that not only can you use it as a simple raised piece for backgrounds and segments of your cards, but you could colour and stamp the background, and even cut out the raised section of the image, creating bold, bright, Pop-Art inspired pieces of art. You can use it for cardmaking, scrapbooking, and home decor pieces, including some of the projects I'm sharing below. Read on for 10 ways to use this wonderful piece of kit.

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Dark Forest Framed Picture made using the Woodland Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!
 Dark Forest Framed Picture 

This is actually the second framed picture I made using the Woodland Embossing Folder, you can view the original project below.

Much darker colours were used for this project and I alternated which way I brayered and watercoloured the cardstock - sometimes on the raised trees, sometimes on their negative. There are so many ways you could play with this idea.

See the more information for this project HERE.

Take a look at this Light Forest Framed Picture made using the Woodland Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!
 Light Forest Framed Picture

This was the first framed forest picture I made.

You could use any combination of our Subtles and Brights colours for this frame, or shades of just one colour.

The possibilities are endless.

See the original project HERE.

Whimsical greetings card made using the Woodland Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!
Whimsical pastel colours 

So far we've avoided any real, forest-like colours! But it's all good and even pastel colours work well with this embossing folder.

To create this card I ran the Whisper White Cardstock through the Big Shot in the embossing folder then sponged carefully between the trees. However, I wasn't worried about doing too neat a job as that only added to the effect.

Once I had finished that I then brayered over the raised trees using Basic Black ink, but only lightly.

You can view the details of this project HERE.

Graduating colour card made using Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin' Pad and the Woodland Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!
Graduating colour

I created this look by brayering two colours onto a piece of backing cardstock, and then made the trees with the embossing folder with another piece of cardstock.

I brayered over the raised trees and then fussy cut them out.

This project looks better than the photograph gives credit for.

You can find out more about this project HERE.

Night of Navy and Whisper White Monochrome Birthday Card made using the Woodland Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!
Monchromatic blue and white 

It's amazing how much detail this embossing folder gives, so much so you can use only two colours and get great results - in this case Night of Navy and Whisper White.

I think Navy blue always looks so classy. It's perfect for masculine cards, birthdays and weddings - any time you want to make something really smart.

This card was made by brayering on the reverse side - i.e. not the side with raised trees.

Thanks for inspiration goes to Terri Walker - this card is a near-CASE of hers. View this project in more detail HERE.

Woodland Embossing Folder Card by Stampin' Up!
Sponging or watercolouring your background 

You can create any combination of backgrounds by simply sponging or watercolouring behind your trees. I run my cardstock through the Big Shot in my embossing folder first, and then added the colour.

You can do this using our Sponges, Daubers or Aqua Painters.

I used a combination of Pacific Point, Pool Party and Wisteria Wonder.

Once I had done this I brayered over the top with Early Espresso and added my sentiment.

Learn how to make this gorgeous card using the Woodland Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!
Using two shades of one colour 

So I decided to use a lighter shade of blue for the cardstock (Marina Mist) and then used a Brayer and Night of Navy ink over the top.

The inspiration for this card came from Amanda Bates (thank you) who made a similar card.

You could use this idea for any shade of colour that you liked, shades or purple or grey would be really nice.

Take a closer look at this project HERE.
How to make beautiful cards using the Woodland Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!
Non-brayered trees 

In this project the trees on the Chocolate Chip Cardstock were left au-naturel, and I think you'll agree it works really nicely.

This card is similar to one made by Nicole Tugrul - thanks for the inspiration Nicole.

You can choose whatever colour leaves you'd like - in this project I used Tranquil Tide, Garden Green and Gold Foil. They were cut using the Leaflets Framelits.

Learn how to make this Monochrome card with a splash of Crushed Curry using the Woodland Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!
Monochrome (with a splash of colour!) 

This card is proof that sometimes less is more.

Basic Black and Whisper White are complemented perfectly with a hint of Crushed Curry.

The Baker's Twine finishes off the card perfectly. Create this card in any combination of colour.

You can find out how to make this card HERE.

Make this gorgeous Daffodil Delight and Melon Mambo Forest card using the Woodland Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!
Pop-Art Look - Non-traditional colours 

Here coloured card (Daffodil Delight) was embossed, and contrasting pink trees were stamped on background cardstock.

Once the brayered trees were dry they were fussy-cut and glued over the top of the Melon Mambo trees, which were stamped using Lovely as a Tree (also available in Wood Mount).

The result is this gorgeous Pop-Art style forest. This technique is perfect for cards, scrapbook pages and home decor projects.

Click HERE for more details.

Send me pictures of your creations!
Obviously the possibilities are endless with this amazing embossing folder and Stampin' Up! craft products.

If you have made a project with this embossing folder (or any other Stampin' Up! product) feel free to send pictures of your creations - I'd love to see them!

Back soon with more Stampin' Up! news and ideas,
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