by Karen Barber
Turn stamped cardstock into faux fabric by embossing it with an embossing folder.
- Cardstock with stamped image
- Big Shot™, or other die cut machine
- Embossing folder
- Distressing tool, or scissors
If you are using scissors to distress your stamped cardstock, do this step first. Run the scissors along the sides of the stamped image as shown to give the edges a distressed appearance.
If you are using a distressing tool go straight to step two.
Place the stamped image in the embossing folder.
Make sure you put the bumpy side of the embossing folder against the back side of the stamped image. This ensures that the fabric texture is raised on the stamped image's surface.
For more information on how to create the look of the main image, check our Bleached out Image tutorial.
Run the embossing folder with the cardstock through the Big Shot or other die cutting machine.
If you are using a distressing tool, rough up the edges of the embossed cardstock.
Roll the edges slightly for an even more distressed appearance.
Finish the card.
Adhere vellum to the top of the stamped image and run the whole thing through the Big Shot for a more frosted look.