May I introduce you to the Texture Impression folders from Sizzix. They'll run you about 10 bucks for four folders (different designs)
I'm not being biased to Sizzix here... I just can't keep my cotton pickin hands off of them. So here we go let me show you how it's done.
Put your shape or piece of cardstock into the folder and then run it through your die cut machine.
That's it... Really that's all there is to it. Your paper is now textured with the pattern of your choice. Think of the possibilities... any color cardstock and a ton of textures or patterns to choose from.
You can emboss the heck out of a dang lot of paper for 10 bucks!
I hope my pictures show the texture ok. See that little subtle cross hatch pattern? On this card I just used a strip that I embossed. I love lots of pattern and the subtlety of these embossing folders lets me do that by not adding to much bold pattern.
Here I cut out a tag and embossed it then added the rest of the elements. Always die-cut first otherwise if you emboss first when you die cut the cardstock it will flatten out the pattern.
I was going for super simple classic black and white here.
I really loved all the comments yesterday. So tell me today... have you ever embossed like this before? Tomorrow i'll have one more favorite, it's kinda a challenge too. Have a great day!