When my friend came over to introduce our dogs and talk cardmaking, she brought an embossing folder that she was having problems with. This embossing folder is by Darice and called Vertical Stripes. It seems to tear the paper, as if embossing is too deep to give good images. Has anyone else had this problem with this folder?
I stamped the image with a Stamper's Best stamp and fussy cut the image, then mounted it on a circle. The trees are made with some very old textured paper and a Sizzix die.
We tried several methods to improve the embossing. It seemed to work better with 2 pieces of cardstock in the folder. The top piece was this one, while the lower piece was more intact.
The image is from Cowtown Stamps and colored with Prismacolor pencils. The sentiment stamp is also from Cowtown.
I have a few more pieces of cardstock that we used during experimentation that I will use on cards when I get to them.