It never fails, I run out of time to accomplish everything I plan to do before every CHA. This year I fully planned to have a blog post ready to run each day during the show to reveal different products in my new line with Spellbinders. It didn’t happen. My plan B was to finish the blog posts while in California… and then my laptop died. Now I am at plan C, finishing up product reveal product posts now that I am back home from the show and a mini family vacation (we went to Disneyland!!).
So here we go, the continuation of the product line reveal. Up today, embossing folders!
There are a couple of things that I am super excited about with my embossing folders… the are 5″ x 7″! That means a whole #8 tag will fit inside the folder without sticking out the top or bottom! The size also means you can emboss larger card fronts or create textured covers for mini books!
They are also really nice and thick. The thicker folder makes a really nice deep impression that looks great on both sides of the surface. I tried to create designs that would work well on both the embossed and debossed side.
Note: Since my embossing folders are thick, you will only use one cutting pad on top of your stack instead of the two that you may be used to. This applies to both the Spellbinders Platinum and Sizzix Big Shot.
All of the patterns are vintage inspired too! Rose Tablecloth is inspired by a vintage tablecloth in my collection that is full of large cabbage roses and lush leaves.
Picnic is a fun basket weave created from a photograph of a wonderful vintage picnic basket I have.
One really cool (and accidental) feature of Picnic is that the debossed side looks like brick! I love that you can get two looks from this one folder!
One really tough thing about creating products is coming up with names for them. I really wanted to create clever names for each item, but when the deadline came for names, I found myself really stuck. I couldn’t come up with anything clever for this texture so I called it what it was… horsehair (trim).
Horsehair trim and braid is used in millinery and garment making. Once upon a time, vintage horsehair actually contained horse hair! Modern horsehair trim is made from crinoline or nylon mesh. This texture for the folder was created from a photograph of a piece of vintage horsehair trim in my collection.
I realize now that Horsehair may not be a great name for a product since many won’t know what that is…
but I promise you will love the texture that the folder with the crazy name creates! One side looks like woven linen and the reverse looks like raised knobs. The texture is so wonderful and adds something really unique to your projects.
Blistered is the last folder in my collection. This folder was also created from a vintage item in my home, the old white door I take all of my project photos in front of. The top of the door used to face a really sunny window in our backdoor. The paint on the door is cracked and blistered. I love studying it and looking at the color revealed in the cracks.
The pattern in the paint is so unique and unlike anything I could ever draw. I think it will be very versatile and could double for a bark pattern too.
In working with the folders I have discovered that they are great not only for paper, but also for using as texture plates in clay and texture pastes. More on that soon!
I will be back tomorrow with a closer look at my thin die releases. I hope you will come back to take a look!
PS. The ship date for all of my products is April. They will be available at stores worldwide (independents and online) and online at www.spellbinderspaperarts.com!