I bought an embossing folder some time ago and was really itching to use it. Wait? What? An embossing folder? Yep, you heard right. An embossing folder. Now you may ask, "What the heck is an embossing folder?" Well, let me explain...
|Spellbinders - Flowers and Leaves embossing folder|
Embossing folders are just that. A plastic folder you use to emboss a design onto paper, usually card stock, to make cards and such. They have a design on each side, negatives of each other, that match up perfectly when its closed.
|This is a paper that I embossed with my folder.|
Now if you are a card maker these folders are great tools to have around. But just because I don't craft with paper doesn't mean I can't have fun playing with them. So here's what I did with mine.
|I made buttons!|
I used my paper embossing folder to make buttons!
|For these buttons I used the side of the folder that gave a raised design.|
|I used the other side of the folder for these buttons. The design is stamped into the clay.|
|Experimenting with some different effects. Plus, there are so many other possibilities!|
I'm really loving the look of these buttons. And I'm going to be on the look out for more embossing folders with different designs. Sounds like an excuse to go to the craft store!