Embossed Jewelry Chest

By  Judy Hayes  for  Spellbinders Paper Arts

Embossed foil panels decorate the drawer fronts of this small chest of drawers. This look is easy to achieve with Spellbinders' M-Bossabilities folders and Delicate Pastels Premium Craft foils.

  • Embossed Jewelry Chest


  • Unfinished wooden mini chest of drawers
  • Spellbinders Delicate Pastels Premium Craft Foil
  • Want2Scrap Self-Adhesive Bling: Light Green, Orange, Aqua, Pink, Lavender


  • Spellbinders Grand Calibur Die-Cutting System and Shapeabilities Dahlia Dies
  • Spellbinders M-Bossabilities Embossing Folders: Valor, Elite, Regal, Imperial
  • Clearsnap ColorBox Ink Pads: Dune Pigment Ink, White Fluid Chalk Ink
  • White acrylic paint
  • Acrylic spray sealer
  • Adhesives: Beacon Adhesives Advanced Craft Glue, removable tape

Basic Supplies

  • paper trimmer, scissors, ruler, pencil, newspapers, paintbrush, sandpaper, soft cloth
  • 1. Sand front of each drawer knob to create slightly flattened surface for gem. Remove drawers.
  • 2. Paint chest and drawers white; let dry.
  • 3. Rub light brown ink over painted surfaces to create distressed look; buff with cloth.
  • 4. Trim foil sheets to fit drawer fronts; make each drawer a different color.
  • 5. Mark placement of hole for knob. Align Dahlia #1 die so it is centered over hole. Die cut flower from foil.
  • 6. Emboss each foil piece with different texture; M-Bossabilities feature two patterns on each embossing folder. For balanced effect, do not align foil with design edges; allow designs to extend beyond foil edges. Hold foil in desired position using removable tape.
  • 7. Lightly sand embossed surface of each foil piece. Lightly ink raised designs with white chalk ink; buff with cloth.
  • 8. Adhere foil pieces to drawers; let dry. Adhere matching gems to drawer knobs.
  • 9. Spray entire piece with clear sealer; let dry.
  • Tip
  • 1. Think big! Use full-size sheets of embossed foil to cover large drawer fronts on an entryway table, craft studio cabinet, or home office file drawer. Piece panels together in a trendy mosaic design.