Embossing folders and waxes

Hi! today I share a fun technique using embossing folders and waxes! Embossing folders are really popular lately as they give an amazing dimention on your projects but f you combine them with waxes they results are stunning, since they bring out all the details of the design.

video tutorial

You can enjoy the video below or at my YouTube channel

close-up photos

The beautiful flowers and leaves are just some of the dies from the Tim Holtz dies – Bloom Colorize ( SBC | SSS ), I used only the small ones for a delicate result that would fit nicely inside my frame.

For my frame I used the Embossing Folder – Floral Frame( SBC | SSS ). It’s an embossing folder that not only adds dimention but it also cuts out the design. I used black cardstock for cutting out the frame and then by applying waxes it took that into a whole new level! Make sure to watch the video to see waxes over embossed areas in action.

Since I was going for a vintage look I did combine patterned papers that match my theme as well as stamping and inking with vintage photo. A lovely touch on a project like this is to use the Tim Holtz Deckle Torn Edge Trimmer( SBC | SSS ) to cut out the paper panels.

I ust love the look of that frame! It’a a combination of Firebird Metallique Wax ( SBC | SSS ) and Old Silver Metallique Wax ( SBC | SSS ).

supplies

Below you can find a list of all the products used today. Links to multiple online shops are available, just click the logo below each item. Affiliate links used where possible at no extra cost to you.

Tim Holtz dies – Bloom Colorize
[ SBC | SSS ]
Embossing Folder – Floral Frame
[ SBC | SSS ]
Embossing Folder – Swirls
[ SBC | SSS ]
Prima Metallique Wax – Firebird
[ SBC | SSS ]
Prima Metallique Wax – Old Silver
[ SBC | SSS ]
Prima Matte Wax Paste – Patina Green
[ SBC | SSS ]
Cardstock – Black Licorice
[ SBC | SSS ]
Cardstock – Dark chocolate
[ SSS ]
Distress Ink Pads – Vintage Photo
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tim Holtz – Scissors – 9.5 Inch
[ SBC | SSS ]
gems pick up tool
[ STD | AMZUS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot die cutting machine
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tim Holtz – Deckle Torn Edge Trimmer
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tim Holtz – Comfort Trimmer
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tim Holtz – Glass Media Mat
[ SBC | SSS ]
SSS tacky glue
[ SSS ]

16 Comments

  1. Nico said:

    What a gorgeous card.

    April 1, 2021
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  2. Julie C said:

    Such a beautiful card. Your vintage cards are my favorite!

    April 1, 2021
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  3. Debbie F said:

    I love your vintage cards! Having just received the frame you used in the video, this video is very timely for me! In fact, I’m working on a vintage card that features that frame and some paper dolls. It’s a lovely frame and I SO appreciate seeing what you did with it. Time to get the waxes out!!! Thanks so much, Vicky. I really appreciate seeing what you did with the frame and some reminders on how to pull a vintage card together! Happy Easter!

    April 1, 2021
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  4. Ann Kulseth said:

    Fabulous! I thought on first look that the frame was metal – the technique you used gave it that look without the bulk. Love it!

    April 1, 2021
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  5. Pascale said:

    I was at the store yesterday and bought several dies and 3d embossing folders from the new Tim Holtz line. I didn’t grab the ones you just used but I guess I have to go back and get them. You inspired me.
    So beautiful! I also got the new TH glazes….any ideas on that Vicky? Maybe another tutorial 😃
    Thank you❤️

    April 1, 2021
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  6. Beth Merrill said:

    I love, love this card! Tim’s latest release has so many items that are on my wishlist, including this floral die. Now, I am adding the emboss and cut, too!

    April 1, 2021
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  7. Dee said:

    Love this card….I use Rub ‘n Buff but only have two colors left so will have to check out these waxes that you used! Thanks so much for the memory jog!

    April 1, 2021
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  8. KAREN RICHMOND said:

    VERY NICE. I WILL HAVE TO TRY COLORS IN MY WAX. DID NOT KNOW THERE WAS MORE THAN SILVER AND GOLD.
    HAVE A HAPPY EASTER

    April 2, 2021
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  9. Frances Sheegog said:

    This is so beautiful! The frame is amazing and the I loved how you added the black soot to the brown mat. It was the perfect accent (and nice to see that great inspiration doesn’t always happen in sensible assembly order). Thank you so much for sharing!

    April 2, 2021
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  10. Maureen Reiss said:

    Wow!!! Absolutely Gorgeous card!!!!

    April 2, 2021
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  11. Sheila said:

    Such a beautiful card and I love those flowers with the frame, perfectly in scale. I will definitely be trying a similar one. Thank you for your instructive videos as well.

    April 2, 2021
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  12. Henriëtte said:

    Stunning card Vicky, I love the wax on the embossed frame. When I remember correctly whe have a similar product and will try this technique with it.
    Thank you so much for sharing, stay safe and have a wonderful Easter Weekend.

    April 3, 2021
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  13. Cyndi Morris said:

    Gorgeous!

    April 4, 2021
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  14. Barbara Ashby said:

    Hi, from Colorado! Beautiful card!

    April 8, 2021
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  15. Roxy Zaun said:

    Love your videos
    I am living in Mpls Mn

    April 8, 2021
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  16. Connie Cappello said:

    I love seeing different card tutorials to get inspiration for when I make my cards…thanks

    April 8, 2021
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