April 2022 Embossing Folder of the Month Kit – Card Inspiration with Annie Williams
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April 2022 Embossing Folder of the Month Kit – Card Inspiration with Annie Williams

Hi there, this is Annie Williams and I’m excited to be back on the blog today to share a couple of projects using the April Embossing Folder of the Month Kit from Spellbinders. With its versatile pattern and large size, the Radiant Burst Embossing Folder is perfect for drawing the eye to a focal point almost anywhere on your card front.

April 2022 Embossing Folder of the Month Kit – Card Inspiration with Annie Williams

Shift the Center!

It’s natural to want to center your cardstock in an embossing folder, but the Radiant Burst design is begging to be moved around on your cards! Here I shifted the burst to the lower right corner of my card to draw attention to the sentiment on this bright and pretty birthday card.

April 2022 Embossing Folder of the Month Kit – Card Inspiration with Annie Williams

  • Trim a piece of white cardstock to 4.25” x 5.5” and emboss it using the Radiant Burst Embossing Folder, ensuring that the burst is positioned in the lower right corner.
  • Adhere the embossed panel to a top-folding A2-sized white card base with liquid glue or a strong tape runner.
  • Apply Gold Hot Foil to white cardstock using one of the sentiments from the Glimmer Burst Plate Set and the Glimmer Hot Foil Machine.
  • Cut the sentiment out using the coordinating die.
  • Die-cut Mirror Gold Cardstock using the Small Circle Outer Rim and Insert Dies from the Fluted Classics Circles Die Set.
  • Adhere the layered sentiment over the burst design using foam adhesive.

April 2022 Embossing Folder of the Month Kit – Card Inspiration with Annie Williams

  • Die-cut Mirror Gold and white cardstock using various sizes of butterfly dies from the So Many Butterflies and Delicate Butterflies Die Set.
  • Blend Picked Raspberry and Wilted Violet Distress Oxide Ink over the white cardstock layer of the large butterfly.
  • Assemble the butterflies with liquid glue and adhere to the card front with foam adhesive.
  • Add Gold Mix Gems to embellish.

Spellbinders Supplies:

Other Supplies

Heavyweight white cardstock, Picked Raspberry and Wilted Violet Distress Oxide Ink, blending tool, tape runner, foam adhesive

Emboss Partially

Next, I wanted to add just the top of the burst design to my card front for a bit of a different look, so I used partial embossing to emphasize the pretty bouquet on this simple thank you card.

April 2022 Embossing Folder of the Month Kit – Card Inspiration with Annie Williams

  • Trim a piece of Portobello Cardstock to 4” x 5.25” and emboss only the top two-thirds with the Radiant Burst Embossing Folder. (You can partially emboss a panel by either inserting only a portion of the panel into the folder or by adding a smaller top plate in your embossing sandwich positioned only over the area you would like embossed.)
  • Mat the debossed side of the panel with Mirror Gold Cardstock and adhere it to a top-folding A2-sized white card base with a tape runner.
  • Die-cut Pink Sand, Dahlia, Fern, Rainforest, Waterfall, white, and Mirror Gold Cardstock with the flower and stem dies and heavyweight vellum with the wrapper die from the Bouquet of Flowers die set. Assemble the bouquet with liquid glue.
  • Apply Gold Hot Foil to white cardstock using one of the sentiments from the Mini Sincere Sentiments Foil Plate Set and cut it out using the coordinating die.

April 2022 Embossing Folder of the Month Kit – Card Inspiration with Annie Williams

  • Adhere the bouquet to the center of the card front with foam adhesive and pop the sentiment up beneath it.
  • Add Gold Mix Gems to embellish.

Spellbinders Supplies:

Other supplies

White heavyweight cardstock, heavyweight vellum, tape runner, foam adhesive

Ink & Sand

I couldn’t help but think of an intergalactic movie intro when I saw this embossing folder, so I had a little fun inking next for this fun love card.

April 2022 Embossing Folder of the Month Kit – Card Inspiration with Annie Williams

  • Trim a piece of white cardstock to 4” x 5.25” and blend Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet, Blueprint Sketch, Twisted Citron, Chipped Sapphire, and Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink all over the panel with a blending tool to give it a galaxy feel.
  • Emboss the panel with the Radiant Burst Embossing Folder and lightly sand the design with a sanding block to remove the ink and reveal the white design below.
  • Apply Prism Hot Foil to white cardstock using one of the sentiments from the Glimmer Burst Plate Set and the Glimmer Hot Foil Machine.
  • Cut the sentiment out using the coordinating die.
  • Die-cut holographic cardstock using the sentiment layer die from the Glimmer Burst Plate Set.

April 2022 Embossing Folder of the Month Kit – Card Inspiration with Annie Williams

  • Mat the embossed panel with holographic cardstock and adhere it to a top-folding A2-sized white card base with a tape runner.
  • Pop the layered sentiment up in the center of the card front with foam adhesive.
  • Add Crystal Mix Gems to embellish.

Spellbinders Supplies:

Other supplies

White heavyweight cardstock, holographic cardstock, Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet, Blueprint Sketch, Twisted Citron, Chipped Sapphire, and Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink, blending tool, sanding block, tape runner, foam adhesive

April 2022 Embossing Folder of the Month Kit – Card Inspiration with Annie Williams

I hope you enjoyed this trio of fun embossed cards and thanks so much for stopping by today.  You can find more inspiration over at my blog AnnieBWills.com.

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