Godby (God-be) with Us Stamper BEVERLY GASIOR made this handmade card to congratulate me on achieving Founders Circle. Earlier she had shared with me that she purchased a crimper to make her own corrugated card stock to protect the card making bling on her handmade cards. She did just that very thing so her Flower Brads were delivered without any chips and the no holes in the envelope.
You can see on the card stock where the brads are pressed into the card stock.
Because the card stock had not been punctured, the card envelope was in great shape too.
Liking the idea of the extra padding the crimped card stock provided, I started pondering about other ways to get the same effect if one did not own a crimper. Embossing, of course! And, if you are a regular reader, you know how I like matchy-matchy. How cool would it be if your embossed card stock used for padding coordinated with the embossing you used on your handmade card?
Just in case you thought the embossed polka dots would not offer the same amount of protection as the crimped card stock, I chose another embossing folder with deep grooves.
Beverly has an excellent idea here. Crimped or embossed card stock will certainly add more protection for your card making bling than only the envelope or piece of paper inside the envelope. The piece of paper has proven in my experiments to do quite well, but an embossed piece of card stock, especially coordinating, will do an even better job.
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Now you know how to stylishly protect your card making bling with crimped or embossed card stock.