Friday, September 17, 2010

Using Embossing Folders on Tags

I was working away adding new things to the site recently and took some time to check out this particular entry on Tim Holtz's Blog. He has solved the problem of directional embossing on a tag!

I carry the Number 8 tags he mentioned in the blog post.
Here is my version of his technique.  It's only a problem with the embossing folders that have direction, like this one.

If you're interested you can check out the tags on my site and his embossing folders - I've just added a couple of folders that initially escaped my collection/detection earlier. You can find them on the Product Update Page along with the other awesome things I've brought in recently.

Another item you might like is the Kraft Tags. Such a yummy colour!

Make sure you're subscribed to the Quietfire emails - Wanda will be teaching an online class on Quietfire Creations next week using Tim Holtz Embossing Folders.  Don't miss it!



  1. how does cutting a slit solve the directional problem?

  2. You can push the tag through so you're not trying to emboss over the reinforcement. Also, you wouldn't be able to emboss the whole tag unless you pushed it through. Hope that helps!

  3. yes I remember seeing his tip when he first did it. Was a good idea.
    Now if we can solve the directional problem for larger than tag surfaces, other than cutting the folder apart completely, that would be great...