I've been eyeing The Paper Players for so long now, but have just not played along. Today, I put my 'big girl' pants on and made a card for their awesome challenge - a Clean and Simple (CAS) masculine card.
I wanted to try something a little different, so I experimented with embossing with burlap. It took me a couple tries, but I finally got something I was pretty happy with.
Since it's not an actual embossing "folder", the impression is very light. It doesn't have the two-sided folder (where one side pushes into the other) so if you're looking for something really obvious in terms of embossing, this isn't it!
I first embossed as I normally would, but with the Big Shot platforms closed (in other words, no tabs opened). Platform + Acrylic + Burlap + Cardstock + Acrylic. The impression was there, but very faint. I then added a shim (a sheet of Cardstock) and that one is a bit better (middle). Then finally I added a thicker shim (two sheets of cardstock). I found this to be the perfect for what I wanted - a little bit of texture to make the strip of burlap I was adding.