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Emboss Not Just the Front, but also the Card Back. Video

Hello, crafters. Have you ever made embossed card bases? Embossed not only the front but also the back of your cards? I’ve tried this recently using one of Simon’s 3D embossing folders and I loved the result. I used regular size embossing folders for the cards I shared in that video. In this video, I’m working with larger size embossing folders from Spellbinders to create an embossed card base in a single pass.

Emboss the Card BACK. Video

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These are regular 2D embossing folders, but the size of these is much larger, they are 5 1/2 x 8 1/2”. They emboss half of a letter sheet in a single pass. This size is versatile as it not only lets you create an embossed card front for larger size cards, but you can also create embossed card bases using these folders if your preferred card size is A2.

VIDEO TUTORIAL

Watch the video below or on my Youtube channel.

CARD DETAILS

The sandwich for these folders in Spellbinders Platinum, Platinum 6 and Limited Edition Aqua Machines is the same – base platform, embossing folder with the paper inside and one cutting plate on top. If you have a different die cutting machine – check out the Spellbinders website for sandwich instructions.

Emboss the Card BACK. Video

Once you’ve embossed your panel you’ll need to score it at 4 1/4” to create an A2 card. As with any embossing folder – you have 2 sides, an embossed side where the design is raised and a debossed side, where the design is pressed into the paper. Depending on the design of the folder, I use embossed or debossed side, I think they are both very pretty.

Emboss the Card BACK. Video

To make my card bases nice and pretty on the inside I added white cardstock on the inside of these cards. There are 2 ways to do it.

ADD A WHITE CARD BASE INSIDE

I used a white card base created from thinner cardstock, Neenah Solar White 80lb, and I added it onto the inside of the embossed card base. I had to trim the white card base down slightly to make sure it would fit inside and no white would stick outside. I used glue to adhere it to the inside of my card. I first adhered one flap, made sure it was aligned, and then adhered the other flap.

This is one way of creating an embossed card base. This gives a very thick base for a card. It is not flimsy, it is strong and durable.

When you use this method to create a card base when you adhere a full card base on the inside, your card won’t completely open, it will not open flat. It will still open enough to write a message on the inside and it will stand on a shelf nicely without falling. But it will not open completely.

ADD WHITE CARDSTOCK PANELS INSIDE

Another method is to adhered white cardstock panels on the inside of the embossed card base, without covering the fold. This will allow your card base to open fully, but you’ll be able to see the fold line from the inside of your card. I don’t like this method, as I prefer the inside of my card to be completely covered, but this is a nice alternative. You can also just add one panel to the right-hand side flap to have room for your message and skip adding a panel to the left-hand side flap.

EMBELLISH YOUR EMBOSSED CARD BASES

So that’s how you make embossed card bases for your cards using larger size embossing folders. From here, you can decorate your cards hoverer you want. I die-cut sentiments for mine using the Smooth Lines Mix & Match Sentiment set from Spellbinders from gold glitter paper and white fun foam. I adhered the gold glitter die cuts onto the foam die cuts to add dimension and I also glimmered a sub sentiment for each die-cut sentiment using Matte Gold foil, and my foiling was done on Spellbinders Specialty Glimmer cardstock. I knew I wanted to add flowers so I die cut many from various shades of yellow and pink cardstock using the Mini Blooms & Sprigs die set from Spellbinders, it is still my favorite set for little florals.

Emboss the Card BACK. Video

I couldn’t help but use blue and yellow colors for these cards, the colors of the Ukrainian flag. I didn’t go with the traditional vibrant blue, but I used various shades of blue here, I also added a pale yellow and a few pale pink colors.

Emboss the Card BACK. Video

While these cards are very simple, they pack a punch because of the embossed front and back and smooth inside. They give a nice tactile feeling when you hold them in your hand.

Emboss the Card BACK. Video

I wanted to thank you for your kindness and your continued support. I see all of your messages and dm’s and they keep us going. I’m sorry I haven’t been able to reply to everyone, I do my best, but I am also trying to stay off social media as much as possible as every time I’m there I just start crying and I can’t stop.

I love you all and I hope this horror will end soon. In the meantime, I will continue to create cards and film videos whenever I can. I hope I’ll see you next time!

SUPPLIES

I’m listing the products I used below. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support

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16 Comments

    1. Thank you for your video , love it . You are so courageous we are with you . from Québec Canada

    1. Finding it very hard to choose the right words to use but I’d just like you to know that you are an example for me. I cannot imagine what it is like to be experiencing what you are experiencing. You are in my thoughts and I hope this ends soon. Love from Portugal

    1. Praying for you Yana, your family and your country! Please do not risk your life responding to this email! I want you to be safe!

    1. Beautiful cards Yana. Praying for you and everyone in Ukraine. Looking at the news I can’t imagine what all the people in your country is going through everyday. Love from Ontario, Canada. Be Safe.

    1. I am glad you are safe, I do pray that this will be over soon. Love the cards, such a great idea.

    1. Lovely cards! There are no words for what you and Ukraine are going thru….So much evil is unbelievable and Heartbreaking! Please know that you, your family and all Ukraine are in my Prayers. You are so brave and inspirational. I always look forward to learning from you and your creativity. Please stay safe!

    1. Interesting technique. I never thought of embossing a whole card. I like it! Stay strong! Sending love, prayers and thoughts to you.

    1. Thanks for sharing these creative ideas with us!! Continuing to pray for peace & safety for you and your country, and also to offer support. We love you!

    1. Beautiful card, Yana. I heard on the news that attacks are close to the border with Poland and said a prayer for you, your family, and your countrymen.

    1. Praying for you & your country, & the brave Ukrainians. You have my support. Freedom for Ukraine!

    1. Never thought about embossing both the front and back of a card but I love the look and will be giving this idea a try. Meanwhile, stay safe and know that you, your family, and all of Ukraine are in my prayers.

    1. The world is praying for you all in Ukraine….. ❤️❤️❤️

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