Kim at Cutters Creek has these great Oriental Weave Embossing Folders from Cuttlebug. She was so kind, and sent me one to try. I love this folder. The others in the set of four are amazing, too. I gathered up a few supplies I thought would work well with this folder, and got to work.
I made my standard card base out of black cardstock. I used a piece of Black Magic Core'dinations paper for the embossing. I then sanded the image to reveal the blue color under the black. I also sanded the edges to give the piece a framed look. I love the way this looked done in the Black Magic with Blue undertones Core'dinations.
If you haven't tried Core'dinations for embossing, you really should. I love the look of the dual tones, and the amazing texture. Core'dinations papers have one color on the front, and another on the back. When you emboss, the back color comes up through the textured cardstock. There are many great varieties of this paper. Be sure to check them out on the Cutters Creek Store site.
I added the embossed piece to my card with my ScorTape. Next I made strips of patterned paper and layered them on top of black cardstock. I layered them on my card using my Glue Glider Pro, and my Foam Tape. Lastly, I cut out a Kanji for Dream out and then layered it with patterned papers and black cardstock.
For the inside of the card, I used a piece of Bazzill Prism White cardstock. I inked the edges and then adhered it to my card using ScorTape. Next I layered a sanded strip of the Core-dinations paper to a strip of black cardstock. I layered patterned paper and black cardstock on a larger piece and then I layered the word "Dream" on patterned paper and black cardstock. I added the dream using foam tape to give it dimension.
This was a fast simple card that will fit for a variety of occasions. I love the beautiful embossing folder, and the simplicity of this card.
I am a wife, daughter, step-mom, grandma, granddaughter, niece, auntie, daughter-in-law, cousin, sister-in-law, friend, co-worker, and much more to many people. But if I can only live up to being the kind of person my dogs think that I am. They love me unconditionally. They laugh at all of my jokes, and they are always happy to see me no matter how bad my hair, makeup or clothes look. They love everything I cook, and the don't mind when I snuggle my cold feet against them on a winter's night. My husband and family love me just as much, but my dogs never see the bad in me. I guess that is why people love animals so much. When I am not being everything to my family or working my 12 - 14 hour shifts at work, I enjoy scrapbooking and crafting. I spend way too much time on my scrapbook lists online! Wanna know more? You'll have to ask!