Hi fellow crafters, while at The Great Northern Extravaganza at Harrogate in March, I purchased one of the new Spellbinders 3D M-Bossabilities Creative Cogs Embossing Folders.
I love anything to do with cogs, as anyone who knows me and has seen some of my man cards will tell you. I had seen some of the Spellbinders 3D embossing folders being used on Create and Craft and the results achieved looked really good.
3D Embossed example.
Having found some 240gsm Black Card I embossed it with my Spellbinders Grand Calibur using the Pink Embossing Plate (without the Tan Mat) and the Rasperry Plate. Just to try it out, I only used the top part of the embossing folder. Embossing was straight forward without any problems. Just so you can see the detail better though, I have brightened the picture up a bit.
After embossing, I then applied some Gold Wax Gilt to it using my finger. Only apply a small amount at a time. You can always add more later, if needed. The Wax I used was bought many years ago so it really does go a long way.
3D Embossed/Waxed and Trimmed example.
I haven't made a card using this folder yet but after seeing the results of the test example I thought you would like to see it. Have a good look at the finished example and see how many levels you can see. I counted at least 5 levels.
They are not the cheapest of embossing folders but after using it and seeing the results for myself, I think it was money well spent. I would certainly recommend them to anyone interested in them and will be adding some more to my collection when I am able to.
A few people have asked me what make of wax I have used, so I have included a picture of it below.