Happy Friday! Samantha here to share an Evolution Advanced project with you. Today I’m using one of the embossing folders from the Next Level Geometric Embossing Folder set to create a home décor piece.
Usually, I use embossing folders with solid colored card stock, but embossing folders can add some really stunning texture to patterned or painted paper too. I decided to pair the Geometric Embossing Folder with some paper that I water colored with paints.
I’m not the best at water coloring, I pretty much just paint, add water, and flick paint at the paper until I have something that looks interesting enough. I was going to need a piece of paper that is 6” x 6”, but I painted a 7” x 7” piece of paper so I could trim down the paper to pick the section I liked best. Make sure your paper is completely dry before trimming it down and running it through your Evolution. This will give you the cleanest embossed lines without the risk of tearing your paper.
I absolutely love the amount of dimension you get from the Next level folders. Pictures just don’t do them justice!
I wanted to add a little more to this embossed pattern. If you look closely at the photos above, you can see a horizontal line running through the embossed diamonds. I wanted that line to run both vertically and horizontally through the diamond. After running it through once, I rotated the paper 90 degrees and lined up the diamonds so they were in the same place. If you look closely at the photo below, you can see that the center lines on the embossing folder run horizontally while the ones on the paper are running vertically.
After running the paper through a second time, you have a pattern that looks like the photo below, where the lines through the diamonds run both vertically and horizontally.
I used my home printer to add, “Happiness comes from a grateful heart” on a sheet of 7”x 9” white cardstock. Then I cut a 5 ½” heart out from the paper and layered up some gold paper and my embossed piece of cardstock inside of the heart. I matted the whole thing with a piece 8” x 10” Wildflower Road Trip paper that I overlaid with Clearly Posh Confetti Gold Dot paper.
All of this was put in a decorative frame, so I can hang it on my living room wall. It’s a fun piece of home décor, and the embossed heart really adds some great texture to the piece. Have you tried the Next Level embossing folders yet? Do you usually use them on solid colored card stock, or do you like to use them on patterned or painted paper? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments!
Next Level Geometric Embossing Folders
Wildflower Road Trip
Clearly Posh Confetti Gold Dot
Clearly Posh Ephemera Bits
Bazzill Gold Card Stock
American Crafts White Card Stock
Water Color Paints