Way back (about 10 years ago), I used to have a "like and dislike" relationship with Embossing Folders. I tend to like to "collect" them. However, once I bought them, I used it in 2-3 ways and that's it! I find that they "limit" your creativity....! I know, shocking.
Well, excuse me! Time has changed. First of all, the embossing folders these days have improved so. much. They are more durable and die cut better. And most of them are 3D! Plus, I am much older and wiser....and thus, more skillful. I can think of MORE creative ways of using it.
I am finally grown up.. I think.
Today's card is one that I would have never come up with ....10 years ago.
I inked with the Gel Plate first and made the plate KISS the "Rose-Bouquet". I then dry-embossed the 110 Lb card stock and you are left with such a detailed print.
Let's talk about the ink variation. Yup, it's not just monochromatic any more. I also inked up the middle part of the roses and you get such a great mix of colors.
I would have never thought to use Embossing Folder with Gel Plate! You can use either Dye Ink or Pigment Ink. I used a bit of both (all linked below). Sorry that I don't remember which set the sentiment is from. I will keep looking and will update if I find the source.
I now realize that when you set yourself a limit... you are then limited to be free and creative. No wonder they say Sky is the Limit. I now like to think like that. too.
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