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

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

  1. Oh Jennifer, I love all of your videos, they are packed with new techniques and getting the most out of our supplies… thank you for sharing…
    I must try to do all the card, they are fabulous and I have become obsessed with water coloring….and yes, you’re the one that did that to me.. lol
    Thank you for a awesome chance to win the minis from TH, they are so cute and I love them….I don’t have many inks and I must have those hahaha
    good luck to everyone 🙂

  2. You have totally turned me on to embossing. Would love to win your give away so I could try some of your awesome techniques.
    Thanks for helping me become a better crafter!

  3. Embossing folders are so very versatile and I love the cards you created with yours. Thanks for a super video and a chance to win the new Card Kit from Simon !!!!

  4. Jennifer, you are simply wonderful! Thank you for sharing with all of us your amazing talent. You help make the world a better place. Thanks also for the chance to win!

  5. I love this technique. Thanks for sharing the amazing technique and giving the chance to with the new Card Kit!

  6. Wonderful video (as usual). Love all the cards! I use the ink on embossing folders technique every now and then. Try it on colored card stock!

  7. Nice job as always! I don’t know where you find the time out of your busy family life to not only craft but also to record and post for us, too! Still, I’m so glad you do all the things you do, for us all. Thanks a zillion!!!

  8. All of those different dye inks are great!! Also love the stitched edge dies and the little matching hearts!! Such talent!!

  9. Thanks again for your great videos. You’re right about the sun rays card. It’s great–once it dries! I would have never believed all it needed was time to dry and probably would have pitched it!

  10. Just love your videos. I learn so much and I like that you show so many ways to make use of folders and things I already have, even though they are different designs.

  11. I love these new embossing folders. Thanks for sharing all your knowledge with us – I always look forward to your videos!

  12. I love embossing folders….. my “collection” continues to grow. I will have to give this technique a try with some of them.

  13. Another layer of versatility added to embossing folders! Your cards are gorgeous, featuring a technique I can’t wait to try!
    ~c

  14. Thanks a lot for sharing your talent and for the chance to win 🙂 This card kit seems really awesome, loving the stamp set!

  15. I really need to get my hands on some embossing folders! Thank you for sharing your awesome creative gift with us all.

  16. I just discovered your site. I am going to have to watch all of your videos. I like how you used two colors on the embossing folders. I’ll have to try that. Very pretty.

  17. What a great idea for embossing folders! Once again, thanks for the great tips!! Your videos are always so informative!

  18. I’ve always wanted to try one of the card kits from Simon Says Stamp! Thank you so much for the chance to win one! 🙂

  19. AMAZING!! I LOVE these New Folders!! I had not seen them!! So FUNNY how you used them and linked to them here, but they are sold out everywhere!! =) I guess you made EVERYONE want them!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and for all of the different ideas!! LOVE all of the different colors and the different designs!! THANKS for the chance to win and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

  20. This is one Kit I’d really like. Love these new embossing folders too. One more thing to add to the list

  21. I’m so inspired, thanks for sharing! I’m going to have to get that stitched rectangles die set now too!

  22. I love the new SSS card kit! The stamps are awesome and the papers are so pretty. Thanks for your inspiration, Jennifer!!

  23. thanks for a chance to win the new Simon Says Stamp card kit, the stamps and paper are so beautiful, and I love the colour of the Lipstick Red ink pad 🙂 thank you for sharing great tips, your cards look gorgeous as usual!

  24. I have not tried any of the monthly kits and would love a chance at a freebie! Thanks for the wonderful examples and possibilities!

  25. Love the cards as always! These would make a great little boxed gift.
    Thanks for the chance at the giveaway 🙂

  26. I’m reminded so much of the older fabric my Grandmother had collected when I was a little girl when I look at the one with cream background and pinky top.! Thank you so much for the video and the good memories!

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