November 3, 2018


I love the texture and dimension that embossing folders, especially the 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folders, add to a card creation.

The Dynamic folders are extra-thick and so heavy duty, thus they offer a deeper and much more impressive dimension and texture. Have you given them a try yet? No? You're missing out! With these folders, if you mist both sides of the cardstock with water before inserting it into the embossing folder and running it through the Big Shot, you will be amazed at the realism this gives! For this project, however, I did not mist the cardstock with water before embossing -- and I think it has wonderful dimension.

The card shown below features a Blackberry Bliss textured background created with the Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, found on page 43 of the Holiday Catalog.

If you go to the two pages, 222 and 223, in the Annual Catalog, on which you find the embossing folders, notice that the folders themselves are pictured against a colored background, either a rusty color or a lighter neutral color. Those shown on the lighter neutral color are the Dynamic folders, which give you the amazing realistic texture. Take a look!

Another outstanding aspect of this card is the lovely gold foil diecut maple leaf on top of the textured background. Read on for how to create this sort of focal point.

The girls at my October Stamp-In Workshop created this card 
as one of their four projects.

Another fun feature of the card is the multi-colored stamped panel on the left side. Incorporating fall colors helps bring the card together,

Even though the card could be used for many occasions, with Thanksgiving coming up so quickly, it would be ideal for that occasion, just by adding a Happy Thanksgiving sentiment or something similar to the inside of the card in Blackberry Bliss ink. 

Following are the supplies list and the directions for making a card similar to this.

Blackberry Bliss cardstock
Sahara Sand cardstock
Gold Foil

Blackberry Bliss ink
Grapefruit Grove ink
Pear Pizzazz ink

Beautiful Blizzard (page 39 of the Holiday Catalog)
Colorful Seasons (page 161 of the Annual Catalog)

Big Shot
Seasonal Layers Thinlits (page 219 of the Annual Catalog)
Tin File Embossing Folder (page 43 of the Holiday Catalog)
Blackberry Bliss ribbon
Stampin' Dimensionals

Fold a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of Sahara Sand cardstock in half, creasing it well with a bone folder.

You will next be working with a piece of Sahara Sand cardstock that measures 2 3/4" x 5 1/4". Stamp the larger of the solid maple leaves randomly in Grapefruit Grove ink. Fill in the remaining spots with the smaller solid leaf in Pear Pizzazz. Then, stamping wherever, add the large open maple leaf in Blackberry Bliss ink. Be sure to turn the leaves as you are stamping so they don't all face the same way!

Adhere this piece to the card base with even margins on the top, bottom and left side.

Run a 3" square piece of Blackberry Bliss cardstock through the Big Shot inside the Tin Tile Embossing Folder. If you wish a deeper texture, spritz both sides of the cardstock with water before embossing.) Adhere this to a 3 1/4" square of Sahara Sand cardstock. Glue the embossed piece flat to the card front with even margins at the top and right side.

Using gold foil paper, cut an open maple leaf at the Big Shot. Repeat with the solid leaf, but in Sahara Sand. Adhere these leaves together. I simply added a dot of green glue to the junction of the two sides of the leaf, leaving it open at the top. Add the leaf off-center to the embossed piece with a single Stampin' Dimensional in the center.

Stamp the sentiment in Blackberry Bliss ink onto a 1 1/4" square piece of Sahara Sand cardstock. Adhere this piece to a 1 1/2" square of Blackberry Bliss cardstock. Take a piece of Blackberry Bliss ribbon, fold it in half, and tape it to the back of this piece. Trim the ends of the ribbon at angles. Use a Stampin' Dimensional to add it to the card with equal margins on the right and lower right edges.



  1. What a beautiful card! I love all the details on the leaf too. Pinned.

    1. Aw, thank you! I always so appreciate your comments!

  2. This is beautiful. I pinned this! Thanks for sharing at the To Grandma's House We Go DIY, Crafts, Reicpes and More link party. Hope to see you again next week.

  3. What a beautiful card, Linda, a real way to brighten anyone's day! Thank you for sharing, and for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party. Hope to see you again this week. Hope you have had a lovely weekend!