Tuesday Tutorial

Don’t have a Cuttlebug or embossing machine?  DON’T WORRY!

Today Lydia Jackson is going to show you how to create your own distress folder.

For some projects you don’t always want a crisp clean embossed detail. When you want
your edges to fade to nothing, or to blend an embossing folder where the
edges don’t match up, this technique is just what you need.

Notice how the swirls vary in embossed depth?

What you will need is your desired embossing folder, a hammer, sanding block
and hard surface.

Place your paper between your embossing folder, then hammer all over,
hammering lightly around the edges, or theplace you wish it to fade.

Remove from the folder and sand.

Have a great week!


6 Responses to “Tuesday Tutorial”
  1. mary pat says:

    thanks for the great tip!

  2. Awesome idea Lydia!!!

  3. How clever, love this!!

  4. Chris says:

    Hey, even I could do that. I haven’t tried anything like that before – this could be a good place to start.

  5. break out the hammers, I can’t wait to go digging in my husbands tools. great idea Lydia!

  6. John says:

    Absolutely brilliant. Hoping for mpre tips like this. Can’t wait!!!

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