2 EASY Ways to Add Colour to 3D Embossing Folders + Video!

Do you like adding texture with Embossing folders? How about making it the exact colour that you want for your project, today I share 2 easy ways to do just that!

But before we start did you know that this video is part of my Take 2 With Therese series of videos that I create for Altenew? You can check out the full playlist right HERE for more inspiration.

I started by creating my own ‘ombre’ background using the beautiful Martian Terrain Crisp Dye Inks.

I used the Angled Mosaic 3D Embossing Folder, which has the most fabulous graphic design.

These flowers are form the Floral Doodles Die Set and I also used one of the Essential Sentiment Strips Dies.

My next design was created a little differently (and is explained in the video linked below), but this time I used the Polar Bear Ink which I think looks divine.

This beautiful panel was created with the Ornamental Feature 3D Embossing Folder and I added a simple Signature Words sentiment.

As well as some leaves from the Just Leaves Die Set.

You can see my video here or Watch it in HD at YouTube.


I hope you are inspired to add some colour to Embossing folder backgrounds! Thanks so much for stopping by today, hugs,

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27 thoughts on “2 EASY Ways to Add Colour to 3D Embossing Folders + Video!

  1. The 3 d embossing folders are absolutely delicious. Altenew is so blessed to have you on their creative team. Your cards are perfect.

  2. These cards are beautiful! I do have a question what paper and machine did you use to cut out the signature word congrats with. I’m having a hard time cutting out these fine line dies, paper either get stuck in die or it get’s wrinkles it’s not smooth like yours…Any help would be great I have a Cuttlebug and Gemini.

    1. I often use my Gemini and don’t have any problems with these signature words dies, maybe it may be worth trying a different cardstock…. or you could add a shim of cardstock behind it or use the metal adapter plate that comes with the machine. I have never used a Cuttlebug but I hear that they are very good, my Bigshot was always my ‘go to’ before I got the Gemini but I know that it struggled with intricate dies at times. Hope this is helpful, thanks so much for your lovely visit here today, Hugs Tx

  3. You always amaze me with your creations. BRILLIANT cards. Before I forget Merry Christmas. Do a lite spray of water on the card stock then emboss it.

  4. Well, you have absolutely inspired me to take a look-see at my embossing folders again. Such gorgeous creations.

  5. You have inspired me to color in my embossing folders. I love the effects you achieved with the angled bossing folder. Just beautiful 😻

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