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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

3D embossing folder faux cast iron

Tim Holtz and Sizzix came with a product that takes dry embossing to a whole new level. The 3D embossing folders. They just beg for some experimenting. In the Tim Holtz Addicts group on Facebook, a lady shared a technique that just caught my eye. I made a card the other day and I fell in love. So I tried it again, only slightly different. On the first card I made, using this technique, I used a finger dabber for the oxides and I used gilding wax. In this tutorial I used my finger for the oxide and the Antique Bronze distress crayon. I really love this look.

This is the card I made with a finger dabber and gilding wax.

And this is the card I made using only my finger and a metallic distress crayon. Here is the step by step on how I made the latter....

You need black card stock, the 3D embossing folder, Distress Oxide and a distress crayon. I went for Bundled Sage Oxide and Antique Bronze crayon.

The "simple" embossed card is gorgeous all by itself, this 3D technique takes dry embossing to greater heights! 

I swiped the pad over the card and rubbed the oxide with my finger over the whole surface. 

I scribbled my crayon over the raised relief and rubbed ober it with my finger. I love the combo of bundled sage and antique bronze!

I coloured my paper ballerina with Victorial Velvet distress crayon, same with the sentiment. 

And here is the finished card again. I stuck the embossed piece to a pinkish card blank to tie it all together. 

Thank you for taking time to visit my blog.

Take care and keep your craft on :-)



  1. Love both of these cards! Thank you so much for taking the time to write out the instructions!

  2. Gorgeous Freddie! Each time I see one of the beauties, either technique, they make me want to get that folder! Thank you for sharing these!!

  3. I’m going to try this today. Just beautiful!

  4. Absolutely gorgeous Freddie, the technique is fabulous, I will definitely have to try this! Hugs Zowie xx

    1. Thank you so much Zowie. It is something I will be doing again and again lol. Hugs my friend xox

  5. Thanks so much for sharing this technique!!!

  6. Stunning! It does look like metal work! Lovely!!!

  7. Super gorgeous Freddie, I just love this technique, thanks for sharing, hugs Zowie xx

  8. wow this is just beautiful!!!