Embossing Folder Techniques

Hello again! Today I am sharing several ideas for using embossing folders.

Embossing Folder Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

[If the video isn’t showing up, click HERE to watch it. All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links may be used at no cost to you. As always, I appreciate your support so very much.]

My video shows 6+ ideas for using embossing folders in unique ways – be sure to check it out!

Here are the cards from my video along with the main products featured. For the full supply list, scroll down to the thumbnails at the end of this post.


PEACE CARD
Featuring:
Altenew Beautiful Bergenia Embossing Folder (ALTN | SSS)
Altenew Kind Reminders Stamps (ALTN | SSS) – “greetings of”
Altenew Seasons Tweetings Stamps (ALTN | SSS)
Altenew Fancy Peace Die (ALTN | SSS)
Altenew Ink (ALTN)
Memory Box Holiday Glitter Paper (SSS)
Altenew Ink Blending Tool (ALTN | SSS)
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cut Machine (SSS)
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.

Embossing Folder Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Embossing Folder Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


HELLO THERE CARD
Featuring:
Altenew Beautiful Bergenia Embossing Folder (ALTN | SSS)
Altenew Grape Leaves Dies (ALTN | SSS)
Altenew Ink (ALTN)
Altenew Ink Blending Tool (ALTN | SSS)
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cut Machine (SSS)
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.

Embossing Folder Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Embossing Folder Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


HELLO CARD
Featuring:
Altenew Beautiful Bergenia Embossing Folder (ALTN | SSS)
Altenew Grape Leaves Stamps (ALTN | SSS) – sentiment
Altenew Fancy Hello Die (ALTN | SSS)
Altenew Ink (ALTN)
Altenew Ink Blending Tool (ALTN | SSS)
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cut Machine (SSS)
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.

Embossing Folder Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Embossing Folder Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


THINKING OF YOU CARD
Featuring:
Altenew Beautiful Bergenia Embossing Folder (ALTN | SSS)
Altenew Positive Vibes Stamp Set (ALTN | SSS)
Altenew Sentiment Strips Stamp Set (SSS | ALTN) – sentiment
Altenew Ink (ALTN)
Altenew Ink Blending Tool (ALTN | SSS)
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cut Machine (SSS)
• Masking tapes
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.

Embossing Folder Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Embossing Folder Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


PEACE CARD
Featuring:
Altenew Beautiful Bergenia Embossing Folder (ALTN | SSS)
Altenew Fancy Peace Die (ALTN | SSS)
Altenew Poinsettia 3D Dies (ALTN | SSS)
Altenew Ink (ALTN)
Altenew Ink Blending Tool (ALTN | SSS)
Memory Box Holiday Glitter Paper (SSS)
Altenew Translucent Pearl Embossing Powder (SSS | ALTN)
VersaMark Ink (SSS)
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cut Machine (SSS)
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.

Embossing Folder Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Embossing Folder Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


HELLO LOVELY CARD
Featuring:
Altenew Beautiful Bergenia Embossing Folder (ALTN | SSS)
Altenew Fancy Greetings Stamps (ALTN | SSS)
Altenew Ink (ALTN)
Altenew Ink Blending Tool (ALTN | SSS)
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cut Machine (SSS)
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.

Embossing Folder Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Embossing Folder Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


LOTS OF LOVE CARD
Featuring:
Altenew Beautiful Bergenia Embossing Folder (ALTN | SSS)
Altenew Positive Vibes Stamp Set (ALTN | SSS)
Altenew Grape Leaves Stamps (ALTN | SSS) – “sending lots of love”
Altenew Ink (ALTN)
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cut Machine (SSS)
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.

Embossing Folder Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


HELLO CARD
Featuring:
Altenew Beautiful Bergenia Embossing Folder (ALTN | SSS)
Altenew Nature Blossom Stamps (ALTN | SSS)
Altenew Grape Leaves Stamps (ALTN | SSS) – “hello”
Altenew Ink (ALTN)
Altenew Ink Blending Tool (ALTN | SSS)
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cut Machine (SSS)
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.

Embossing Folder Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Embossing Folder Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


AMAZING CARD
Featuring:
Altenew Flowers Leaves Embossing Folder (ALTN | SSS)
Altenew Build A Flower Primrose Stamp & Dies (ALTN)
Altenew Ink (ALTN)
Altenew Ink Blending Tool (ALTN | SSS)
VersaMark Ink (SSS)
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cut Machine (SSS)
Altenew Translucent Pearl Embossing Powder (SSS | ALTN)
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.

Embossing Folder Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Embossing Folder Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


Thanks for stopping by!

SUPPLIES

Want to find the products I used? I have listed them below. (Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Thank you for your support! Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except the Altenew products which were received from the company with no expectation. As always, I was not paid to do this post nor am I on any design teams. I only use products I love!) Click on the icons below each product picture to go to a favorite store.

Altenew Beautiful Bergenia Embossing…
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Mega Hello Debossing Folder
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Flowers Leaves Embossing Folder
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Embossing Folder Set
[ ALTN ]
Altenew Positive Vibes Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Positive Vibes Die
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Kind Reminders Stamps
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Kind Reminders Coloring Stencil
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Nature Blossom Stamps
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Nature Blossoms Dies
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Grape Leaves Stamps
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Grape Leaves Dies
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Build A Flower Primrose…
[ ALTN ]
Altenew Seasons Tweetings Stamps
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Seasons Tweetings Stamps
[ ALTN ]
Altenew Fancy Greetings Stamps
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Fancy Peace Die
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Poinsettia 3D Dies
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Fancy Hello Die
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Sentiment Strips Stamp Set
[ SSS | ALTN ]
Altenew Sea Shore Ink Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Vanilla Cream Ink
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Summer Afternoon Ink Set
[ ALTN ]
Altenew Spring Bouquet Ink Set
[ ALTN ]
Altenew Rose Petal Ink Set
[ ALTN ]
Altenew Glacier Caves Ink Set
[ ALTN ]
Altenew Ink Blending Tool
[ ALTN | SSS ]
VersaMark Ink
[ SSS ]
Neenah Classic Crest 110lb Cardstock
[ SSS | AMZUS ]
MISTI Stamping Tool 2.0
[ SSS ]
Gemini Junior Die Cut Machine
[ SSS ]
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cut Machine
[ SSS ]
Memory Box Holiday Glitter Paper
[ SSS ]
Sketch Copic Markers
[ SSS ]
NEW Purple Tape 1/2″
[ SSS ]
Anti Static Powder Bag
[ SSS ]
Altenew Translucent Pearl Embossing…
[ SSS | ALTN ]
Hero Arts Heat Gun
[ SSS ]


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22 thoughts on “Embossing Folder Techniques”

  1. Boy did I need this wonderful video, air quality here in Oregon is at 425, (because of the fires) we are confined to home. I love this technique, I have used it a lot after seeing your other videos. So happy to see more 3D folders and new ideas for using them.

  2. Absolutely AHHHHH-MAZING!! So gorgeous!! I forget to use embossing folders and haven’t any 3D ones so I guess I’m off to shop at Altenew.!! LOL Have a great school year, Lila and kids….hang in there, Mama!! YOU are BLESSING!

  3. WOW Altenew has really put lots of amazing detail into these embossing folders. Your designs really take the details & are extra pop. Hope you are all staying safe, healthy & most importantly happy in whatever tasks your doing x

  4. Absolutely breathtaking, especially the Poinsettia one. That was a great tip about coloring your glitter card stock. Thank you for all you do!

  5. Jennifer, As always your cards are beautiful and your techniques are really easy to follow. Thank you for your wonderful inspiration. I do love the new stamp sets from Altenew and glad you use them for this tutorial.

  6. I love these cards. I tried this technique after a previous video you did but I only had distress oxide ink.s I’m starting to wonder if atmospheric conditions affect my distress oxides because the pads seem to either bleed or to be too dry, there’s very little if any middle ground. Anyway, when I tried this technique with distress oxides I ended up with an extremely rough inked background, even after trying it twice. After your video where you talk about using specific inks for specific techniques, I bought some shadow inks. I tried that last night. The best outcome I got was still really rough-looking although smoother than the distress oxides.

    Is there some way you’re treating the embossing folder to help it take the ink?

    I figure some of it might be my application but I’m wondering how much of it is that the embossing folder doesn’t take the ink well. After my first attempt I used hand sanitiser on the embossing folder and rubbed it with my hands because someone said that helps season stamps and I thought it might be similar.

    I got pretty backgrounds, it’s just not what I was trying to achieve.

    One of the my first attempts, I gave up on the embossing folder, I ran the versamark pad over it then used snowflake tinsel embossing powder. Although it seemed to stick fairly well over most of the snowflakes (I was using a snowflake embossing folder from Sizzix), the embossed version had a little bit of sparkle but not much. So I had a second go – especially knowing that some of my previous attempts with Ranger tinsel have been woefully unsuccessful, with the tinsel rubbing off easily no matter how long I heat for. My second attempt on the same background, I used the chunky clear embossing powder so I ended up with cream coloured snowflakes with a bit of sparkle. I think I like it! But it’s not what I was trying to achieve so if you have any tips, I’d really appreciate it. Don’t worry about replying here – I watch all your videos, so if you could include any tips in an upcoming video, I’d really appreciate it thanks!

  7. thanks for the video–have my embossing folders out right now, so this is timely for me. Also, school-wise–I’m just thinking it’s going to be an off-year for everyone. Teachers, kids, parents. The best thing to do is realize everyone is in the same boat. It will get easier, but I feel like it ought to be the year without grades. Know how they say all the kindergartners will eventually be at the same place no matter where they start? Same thing. Everyone will get back to regular school and regular grades and regular worries. In the meantime, teach them how to deal with stress and still learn even when it’s not an ideal situation. Work on responsibility and kindness and life lessons. Good luck!

  8. Thank you so much for this video. I just love embossing folders and you’ve opened my eyes to a different way to use them. This may sound crazy but I appreciate your videos being further apart. It gives me time to try your different methods before you post new ideas that of course I have to try : ). best wishes to your family and you. Be safe.

  9. Always love to see your creations!!!! Beautiful cards. Was wondering what company makes that magnetic layer that you used on the first card with your Gemini JR. It looks like a great product!!!! Thanks for all you do!!!!

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