I had so much fun with the Maps Etc. Dynamic Embossing Folder. It’s part of the Best Route Suite from the Annual Catalog. I actually made two different cards to show you today.

Maps, Etc. Dynamic Embossing Folder, Best Route Designer Series Paper, Masculine Card, Stampin' Up, Diannescards.com

Look carefully at both cards. Do you notice something? Something missing? There is no stamping! Talk about quick cards!

Design Notes for Maps Etc. Cards:

Well, I used the Maps Etc. Dynamic Embossing Folder on both cards. One card shows the embossed (raised) side, one shows the debossed (depressed) side. I think that you can clearly see the difference between the two. The card on the right is the embossed side, the one you would typically use. The card on the left shows the debossed side, a side you likely overlook. You might also notice that I have some color on the Granite Gray embossed pieces. That’s because I used a Sponge Brayer and some Blueberry Bushel ink on the inside of the folder.

Maps Etc. Dynamic Embossing Folder, Best Route Designer Series Paper, Masculine Card, Stampin' Up, Diannescards.com

This technique is pretty easy and adds quite a punch.

  • First, decide which side you want to use.
  • Next, ink up Sponge Brayer and add ink to one side of embossing folder.
  • Finally, carefully insert your paper and run through the Big Shot.

Easy, right?

When you are adhering embossed card stock to another layer, be sure to use a strong adhesive like Tear & Tape. Because the embossed surface is uneven, you need the extra strength.

Maps Etc. Dynamic Embossing Folder, Best Route Designer Series Paper, Masculine Card, Stampin' Up, Diannescards.com

 

The sentiments on the cards are both from the Best Route Memories and More Card Pack. I punched out the sentiment with 2″ Circle punch then punched out a background piece with the Starburst Punch.  Both cards were finished off with some Best Route Washi Tape and Best Route Enamel Shapes. I also used some of the Washi on the envelopes.

Maps Etc. Dynamic Embossing Folder, Best Route Designer Series Paper, Masculine Card, Stampin' Up, Diannescards.com

 

Supply List for Maps Etc. Cards:

 

Info For You:

Paper Pumpkin $5 deal

Yes, it’s true, you can get your first month of Paper Pumpkin kit for just $5. But, you need to hurry. This offer is just for 3 days and may not even last that long. Click here to go to my Paper Pumpkin page. Be sure to use the FLASH1018 code. You must be a first time subscriber. As a little extra enticement, I’ll send any new subscriber a piercing mat. All the stamps that come with Paper Pumpkin are photopolymer and work best with the mat.

Hope your week is off to a good start!

Dianne