If you are a regular visiter to the Cupboard you will know that I like to emboss straight onto my cardstock as well as using them for matting and layering. What I want from a folder a creasefree result, no breaking of the surface fibres of the cardstock, a full size A6 folder with a repeating pattern. I'm not fussy or hard to pleased, am I! (lol)
I have just bought 4 new folders from my supplier, Liz. They are new additions to the Crafts-Too-you range and after testing them - I'm impressed with them!
All of the examples are embossed on coloured copy paper. Only a very small section of one folder (spots)where I embossed over the centre fold actually cut the paper - my mistake!
All of the folders embossed with no creases, and the patterns on all are REPEATABLE! If you click on the pictures you can see if you are able to spot where the join is!
From my experiments I have found:
1: All of the patterns deboss as well as emboss
2: On very thin copy paper the folders do not crease or break the fibres, on heavy cardstock the embossing is good.
3: All of the folders have repeated patterns - I have embossed onto a 6" square paper
4: The Heart folder opens the opposite way ie from the top
5: The folders emboss a full A6
Tips: If embossing a larger square card, start with the folder at the edge and emboss towards the centre fold.
Place the top B plate slightly over the folder so that you don't get a line from the folder. On the next run, reposition the folder by overlapping the already embossed pattern. Feed the back of the card through first, this time the B plate is best placed well over the pattern already embossed, that way you will not get a pressure line from the folder. (This has been difficult to explain - not sure if I have it clear!)