Saturday, February 29, 2020

Saturday Showcase Featuring Texture Fades & Impresslits Embossing Folders

Happy Saturday, Maggi here to show you how this tag came together using Texture Fades, Impresslits Embossing Folders and some other great supplies from The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

The Details

To create the focal image, emboss a rose using Metallic Kraft cardstock (champagne) and a Texture Fades - Rose embossing folder from Tim Holtz. I love how sturdy this paper is and makes such a great embossed image. The 3-D Texture Fades embossing folders are so awesome as they make such a crisp and deep embossed image. Be sure to lightly mist your embossing folder before running through your machine as that helps to make a really deep impression and run it through your machine several times.

Also die-cut a Fanciful flourish with Tim Holtz's 3-D Impresslits Embossing Folder. These are great as the die cuts and embosses an image at the same time. Mist the two pieces with black mist such as Dylusions. Then lay a paper towel over the two pieces and let the paper towel soak up the excess mist.

Carefully remove the paper towel to reveal a pattern made by the texture of the paper towel. Dry the mist and then frame the piece with a Baseboard Frame or something similar. Set the flourish aside to use later.

Now take a piece of burlap around 9.5" long and 2.5" wide. Stencil on a design with black embossing paste and set aside to dry. I've used Tim Holtz's gingham stencil.

Now let's work on the tag. Cover the tag with design paper, I've used a page from Stamperia's Oriental Garden Collection. The Funkie Junkie Boutique has a great tool set, Ergo Metal Needle File Set - 10pc, that is perfect for sanding paper edges extending beyond the chipboard edge and it's very affordable too!

Then stencil on a additional patterns with Aged Mahogany and Iced Spruce Oxide Inks. I used the Burst and Dots stencils.

Now adhere the burlap along the left side and top with a piece of lace as shown in the photo below.

Now adhere the frame and hole reinforcer (painted black) to the tag. I used dimensional foam tape to pop up the frame. Notice that I cut the bottom left corner off the frame. I did that so that my flowers would sit better against the frame.

Let's "dress up" the metal filigree flowers by adding some embossing powder to the petals. Simpy dab a bit of embossing ink on the metal flowers, sprinkle with metallic embossing enamel and heat. CAUTION: The metal flowers will be VERY hot after heat embossing so allow them to cool before picking them up.

Add a small sentiment to the lower right corner of the frame. I used a Creative Embellishments word Create embossed with Stampendous Aged Ivory embossing enamel.

Finish the tag up by adhering the flourish over the hole and top with a pretty butterfly. Then add the flowers and a small sentiment from the Oriental Garden collection on the right side.

I think you're going to love these 3-D Texture Fades and Impresslits Embossing folders. You can make so many unique projects with them! Thanks so much for spending some of your time with me today!

Tim Holtz Idea-ology Layers & Baseboard Frames
Stampendous Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel
Creative Embellishments Chipboard Word Create
Little Birdie flowers


  1. Gorgeous creation! I especially love all the texture!

  2. i do love the 3-D embossing folders—so much texture and little extra bulk. Got to try this on some rose gold card stock, with matching EP. Your tag is gorgeous.

  3. Thanks so much Lagene and bf

  4. Elegant! I love the way you added the dark aging effect on the metallic elements.