Video: Ink + Embossing Folders… and GIVEAWAY

Happy Saturday. Today’s video shows a technique that I haven’t used in a long time but love a ton - inked embossing folders. This is such an easy technique… so I made six cards in no time at all.

[All supplies are linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Click HERE to watch on YouTube.]

This is one of my all time favorite techniques since it is a great way to stretch products and get new looks. Embossing folders are inexpensive and come in a ton of patterns. To apply ink into the “valleys” of the dry embossing, I simply applied ink into one side of an open embossing folder. I put some white cardstock in the folder, closed it and ran it through my die cut machine. After removing it, the raised areas are left white, with the ink only in the valleys. I then applied another color of ink just to the raised areas.

I have found Hero Arts Shadow, Simon Says Stamp and WPlus9 Inks work incredibly well with this technique since they absorb and even out as they dry. However, you can try any ink you have. I also used a bunch of new 6×6 embossing folders from Lifestyle Crafts (We R Memory Keepers). I love that these are big enough to emboss horizontal or vertical patterns… and still fit through my die cut machines.

Isn’t that script “thinking of you” greeting gorgeous? That is from the new Simon Says Stamp July Card Kit. (Or you can buy just the stamp set alone HERE.) This is one of those greetings that is designed so well that you don’t need much else with it. Love.

I used various fun embossing powders on the cards… and I am loving the WOW powders… thanks to their great price points. In the video I also shared how I use coffee filters to help with embossing powder! (And apparently I am not the first person to think of doing this. Why had I not heard of it before?! Works so well!)

The die cut piece in the center is from the Lil Inker Stitched Rectangle die set. The faux stitching that these dies give is perfection – a nice finishing touch. So much more interesting than a plain rectangle piece floating in the middle of the card.

I also added a few die cut hearts to each card… covered with Glossy Accents.

Just a reminder that all of these embossing folders and ink colors are linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post. :)

And here is a look at each card. Just click for a closer peek…

Six cards! Whew. Loving this technique. I will be back in a couple days for a spin on this technique.


Interested in getting your hands on the July Simon Says Stamp Card Kit? (It has this sentiment in it.) For your chance, leave a comment here by 11:59pmEST on 6/20/14. Good luck.


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737 CommentsCards, Hero Arts, Simon Says Stamp, Videos

  1. These cards look awesome!

  2. I am thinking about bying embossing folders and a machine to use them in, this technique is something to add to my pro list!
    I had a look and I really love the stamp set and colors in the june card kit!
    Thanks again for sharing and for the giveaway!

  3. Urana

    I love your videos so many great ideas and techniques :)

  4. Urana

    Good morning Jennifer, Looking to purchase some of the stamp sets for flower building. Can you help me please.

  5. Emily

    that looks so much fun. would be nice to play with them.

  6. Maryann P

    Love the embossing folders and the stamps!

  7. Zara

    Thank you for giveaway! Would love to try this kit!

  8. Jenni B

    anther smashing hit thanks for the inspiration and ideas sorry that I didn’t find you sooner :)

  9. Carmen

    Love love these!! And looking at ur blog!! Thanks!!

  10. Julie M.

    Love the cards. I don’t think anyone would complain that your videos are a little longer. I love watching them.

  11. Nashwa

    Another great technique!!! Love what you did with these beautiful folders. Always look forward to see your unique out of the box ideas. Thank you for sharing.

  12. Sarah Ryan

    Beautiful cards Jennifer. Thanks for sharing.

  13. Jeannine Brenner

    Fun technique! The last time I tried it it wasn’t working as nice as yours! I will try again! Beautiful set of cards! Lovin those embossing folders too!

  14. Glorie

    Always love your videos and techniques!

  15. Alexia M.

    So beautiful embossing folders and your cards! Came out amazing with the technique you used!

  16. Jennifer L.

    Love this technique! Time to haul out those neglected embossing folders. Thanks for the chance to win

  17. Judy

    I really liked your ideas. Love to emboss and learn more techniques. Thanks so much.

  18. Jennifer F.

    I love this technique of inking the embossing folders…what a great way to add texture and color to backgrounds Thanks for the inspiration!!! And MUCHO THANKS for offering the great swag giveaway!!!!!

  19. Laura S.

    I love how you make cards with such bright colours! they really brighten my day.

  20. MelodyJ

    I like the colors of these cards.

  21. Tracey Humphries

    I love the sentiment that you used. Such a beautiful font. And thanks for sharing such a great way of using embossing folders.

  22. Pam K.

    I’m excited to learn different ways to use my embossing folders! These cards are beautiful, Jennifer…thank you for the informative videos.

  23. Madeline Rains

    I love this technique and how it has progressed since you first showed it in a class of yours that I took. Beautiful.

  24. Pamela A

    I love these embossing folders, the patterns are great! This technique is on my must try list, I love the look that you get with this technique. Thank you for a fab giveaway – this new kit is adorable.

  25. tape

    Stunning set of cards!

  26. Victoria in OHio

    Love love Love these cards!!!! Love the thinking of you stamp!

  27. Jen, you do a great job with both of the tuts on inking embossed designs. You keep the pace nicely and are very clear with the instructions. I’ve pinned both on Pinterest so I don’t lose them.

    Thank you!


  28. Somehow I missed this post in my in box. I always LOVE this technique! And it’s so easy. A really fun way to use the embossing folders that we all collect! Your panels are so interesting, Jennifer. I think I like your favorite best too, but I think they are all great, even the one you like the least. LOL Thanks for all you do.

  29. I posted on the You Tube but just had to stop here and visit some more. Looking at your list of supplies.
    Thanks Jennifer for all you do for paper crafters. Bless you.

  30. tammy perkins

    So amazing – Love it!

  31. Michal

    Great technique, thanks for sharing. These cards are so pretty!

  32. Gorgeous results! It would be hard to pick a favorite but I really love the look of the wood background and the peachy flowered one. Thanks so much for the tutorial, as always!


    Love this technique. Thanks for sharing. Your cards are beautiful.

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