Sorry for being such a terrible blogger. I have been crafting. I promise. I post on Instagram all the time, I just don't make it on here as often as I should!
A few months ago my Mum and I went to an estate sale and scored the mother lode of German Scrap paper. This is just a snippet of the loot.
I started by using a Martha Stewart edge punch on a Manila folder.
I left about a half an inch border one the side to use my embossing folder. I found these skinny embossing folders at the thrift store and they are perfect for this technique. I cut the folder in half so I can run it all along the edge of the paper.
Once I punched and embossed the manila it was time to heat emboss. I used an ink blending tool to get my embossing powder in all the nooks and crannies. It's best to do this in small sections at a time. This way your embossing ink doesn't dry out when you're making your way down the strip and you don't have to use a trough of embossing powder. I used Emerald Creeks Charred Gold and Hammered Metal. These mixes have multiples colors and give the look that the paper is aged.
I can't wait to use it on a project!