Techniques with the Parisian Flourish Embossing Folder

Today’s projects feature two techniques with the Parisian Flourish embossing folder.

I’ve used the Tarnished Foil Technique on one of these cards and on the other one I played with some Gel Medium for some interesting results. I had so much fun playing with these techniques with the Parisian Flourish Embossing folder!

Today's projects feature two techniques with the Parisian Flourish embossing folder. The Tarnished Foil Technique and Gel Medium are used.

This first card was made with my very own Impressions of Tarnished Foil Technique.

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For this card, I’ve started with a piece of copper foil and then completed a series of steps including dry embossing and heat embossing. For this focal piece, the foil sheet was put into the embossing folder so that the shapes are pushed out, and the flat areas are recessed. If the shapes were recessed (or pushed down) it is called debossing, instead of embossing.

Today's projects feature two techniques with the Parisian Flourish embossing folder. The Tarnished Foil Technique and Gel Medium are used.

I just love the texture and dimension created with this technique. Just know, as pretty as it looks here it honestly looks much better in person as it’s really hard to capture this technique well on camera.

If you’d like to see more of my Tarnished Foil Creations click HERE to see all my blog posts featuring this technique. There are multiple pages of posts!

Today's projects feature two techniques with the Parisian Flourish embossing folder. The Tarnished Foil Technique and Gel Medium are used.

For this next project, I played with using Gel Medium to add some color and bling to my focal piece.

Today's projects feature two techniques with the Parisian Flourish embossing folder. The Tarnished Foil Technique and Gel Medium are used.

Here are the basic steps for creating this focal piece:

  • I started with dry embossing a piece of copper foil with my Parisian Flourish embossing folder. For this focal piece, I’ve debossed the foil so that the shapes are recessed instead of pushed up.
  • Then I placed a dollop of Golden brand Glossy Soft Gel Medium onto a paper plate, added a few droplets of Bermuda Bay ink, and mixed it just a bit.
  • With a palette knife, I then spread the prepared Gel Medium over the dry embossed surface so it would get into the recessed shapes.
  • Last but not least, some dazzling diamonds glitter was added to the Gel Medium.
  • If you try this make sure to allow several hours for the Gel Medium to completely dry.
Today's projects feature two techniques with the Parisian Flourish embossing folder. The Tarnished Foil Technique and Gel Medium are used.

Again, it’s really hard to capture the beauty of this project on camera. Here’s another photo to help capture it a bit more:

Today's projects feature two techniques with the Parisian Flourish embossing folder. The Tarnished Foil Technique and Gel Medium are used.

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing these techniques with the Parisian Flourish Embossing folder.

I hope you’re inspired to create and play!

Today's projects feature two techniques with the Parisian Flourish embossing folder. The Tarnished Foil Technique and Gel Medium are used.

You’ll find project dimensions and a complete supply list at the end of this post. Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you’ll come back again sometime soon!

Happy Crafting!

Melissa 🙂


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Project Dimensions:

  • Card Body: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″
  • Silver Foil or Pretty Peacock Cardstock: 2-13/16″ x 4-7/16″
  • Basic Black Dry Embossed Layer: 2-3/8″ x 4-3/16″
  • Copper Foil Focal Piece: 1-7/8″ x 4″
  • Whisper White Inside Layer: 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Copper Foil for Stitched Rectangle Layer

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