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.

GIVEAWAY

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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739 thoughts on “Video: Ink + Embossing Folders… and GIVEAWAY”

  1. 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!

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

  3. anther smashing hit thanks for the inspiration and ideas sorry that I didn’t find you sooner 🙂

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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!

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

  8. 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!!!!!

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

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

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

  12. 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.

  13. 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!

    Susan

  14. 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.

  15. 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.
    pat

  16. I don’t know what I’m doing wrong, but I can’t get the same effect with my hero arts inks. Is it because I’m using the the mini inks? I also end up with the darker colour getting into the valleys of the embossing folder when I don’t want it to. Any tips?

  17. Hi Jennifer
    I love watching your YouTube videos. I especially love this one with the inked embossing folders. However, when I try to go over the raised images with the darker ink, it smudges through the middle of the design and just ruins it. I’m going as light as I can, but it still smudges. I’m using the Hero Arts Shadow Inks, but in the mini-cube. Could it be the size of the ink pad that’s the problem, or is it just me?

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