January 12, 2019


This is a card that my attendees created at one of my fall Stamp-In Workshops: 

By doing just one additional little step, it is possible to make this basket weave look even more beautiful and realistic than without the step.

Following you will find the tutorial for re-creating a card like this:

Soft Suede cardstock
Very Vanilla cardstock
Old Olive cardstock

Mango Medley ink
Pumpkin Pie ink
Soft Suede ink
Early Espresso ink
Crumb Cake ink

Painted Harvest stamp set (page 139 in the Annual Catalog)

Big Shot
Basket Weave Embossing Folder
Stitched Shapes Framelits
Beautiful Layers Thinlits (page 215 in the Annual Catalog)
Paper Snips
Stampin' Dimensionals
5/8" Burlap Ribbon (page 200 in the Annual Catalog)

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

Open the Basket Weave Embossing Folder. Rub Crumb Cake ink directly from the pad over the inside of the folder on the side that has the writing. Carefully add a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Very Vanilla cardstock to the Embossing Folder, making sure it is straight, close it, and run it through the Big Shot. This will add a bit more dimension to your embossed piece. Adhere this piece to the card base.

Make a doily-like frame with the die from the Beautiful Layers Thinlits and a piece of Soft Suede cardstock. Use the poky tool to remove the fragments from the edges of the piece. The rest can stay in as they will be covered by the green circle.

Using the Stitched Shapes circle die, cut a circle from Old Olive cardstock. Adhere this to the doily shape. Set it aside for now.

Stamp the flower onto Very Vanilla cardstock, using the lighter orange for the solid color, followed by the more detailed stamp in Pumpkin Pie. Add the center in Soft Suede, and then the dots stamped in Early Espresso. Fussy cut the flower, leaving Very Vanilla edges all around. With a Stampin' Dimensional in the center of the flower, adhere it to the green circle.

Take a piece of the Burlap Ribbon, fold it in half, and attach it to the back of this focal piece with a piece or two of tape so it is secure and lying pleasingly. Trim the ends of the burlap at an angle.

Use a couple Stampin' Dimensionals to add it to the card base, being careful not to add Dimensionals over the ribbon portion, since that is already so thick.



  1. That is beautiful and I love the dimension that inking the embossing folder gives the card. Pinned.

    1. Thank you! Yes, the inking does add a whole new dimension to the embossing.

  2. Such a pretty card and embossing folders always add that little 'extra'. Thank you for sharing at Party In Your PJs!

    1. Thank you, Ann! I agree that embossing adds a little wonderful punch!