3 ways with em­boss­ing fold­ers

Play with tex­ture and cre­ate a chunky ca­ble knit ef­fect with Sarah-Jane Rae’s warm and cosy Christ­mas cards

Cardmaking and Papercraft - - Contents -

Try a new tex­ture with ca­ble knit em­boss­ing

1 Knit­ted hat

1 Cut out a hat shape and turn-up from green card. Round the cor­ners and em­boss with the ca­ble knit folder. Ink the edges with dark green ink, at­tach the turn-up with sticky fix­ers and wrap with twine. At­tach hat to a 150mm square Kraft base card. 2 Die-cut a star­burst shape and wrap with gold twine. Add to the top of the hat. 3 Us­ing gold pow­der, stamp and heat em­boss a sen­ti­ment on red card. Wrap the base card with twine and at­tach the sen­ti­ment. To fin­ish, add a stitched felt holly and berries em­bel­lish­ment.

2 Pair of mit­tens

1 Die-cut two mit­tens from dark red card. Em­boss us­ing the folder and ink the edges with dark red ink. Plait gold twine to make it thicker and at­tach to the re­verse of the mit­tens. 2 Stamp the sen­ti­ment and layer onto red card. At­tach the sen­ti­ment and mit­tens to a 135mm square of cream card and layer onto red card. 3 Add the panel to a 150mm square Kraft base card and fin­ish with snowflakes punched from gold mir­ror card.

3 Christ­mas sweaters

Stamp the jumper onto white shim­mer card. Colour us­ing ink pads and blender pens. Die-cut with a square stitched edge die. Die-cut another stitched square the same size and cre­ate a square aper­ture to make a frame. At­tach around the solid stamped panel, as shown. 2 Em­boss a 135mm square green card, ink the edges and layer onto red card. 3 Wrap with red and gold twine, tie a bow and add to a 150mm square Kraft base us­ing sticky fix­ers.

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