Smooth Inked Embossing Folder Technique + FREE GIFT + Blog Hop

Hello! I am excited about how easy today’s technique is. And it is the best way to get smooth inked results with embossing folders.

Smooth Inked Emb 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.]

Be sure to watch my video to learn an easy trick for inking embossing folders for a faux letterpress look!

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:
Simon Says Stamp Forest Border Embossing Folder (SSS)
SSS CZ Design Peace Dies (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Christmas Stamps (SSS)
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink (SSS)
Speedball 4″ Soft Rubber Brayer (SSS)
Memory Box Delicate Pastel Glitter Pad (SSS)
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cut Machine (SSS)
Brutus Monroe Not Your Mamas Cardstock (SSS)
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.

Smooth Inked Emb Folder Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Smooth Inked Emb Folder Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


JOY CARD
Featuring:
Simon Says Stamp Forest Border Embossing Folder (SSS)
SSS CZ Design Chunky Joy Dies (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Christmas Stamps (SSS)
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink (SSS)
Speedball 4″ Soft Rubber Brayer (SSS)
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cut Machine (SSS)
Brutus Monroe Not Your Mamas Cardstock (SSS)
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.

Smooth Inked Emb Folder Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Smooth Inked Emb Folder Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


HELLO FRIEND CARD
Featuring:
Simon Says Stamp Floral Field Embossing Folder (SSS)
Gina K SSS Summer Roses Bundle (SSS)
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink (SSS)
Speedball 4″ Soft Rubber Brayer (SSS)
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cut Machine (SSS)
Brutus Monroe Not Your Mamas Cardstock (SSS)
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.

Smooth Inked Emb Folder Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Smooth Inked Emb Folder Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


THANKS CARD
Featuring:
Simon Says Stamp Peony Bundle Embossing Folder (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Big Thanks Dies (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Stamps (SSS)
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink (SSS)
Speedball 4″ Soft Rubber Brayer (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Assorted Holographic Cardstock (SSS)
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cut Machine (SSS)
Brutus Monroe Not Your Mamas Cardstock (SSS)
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.

Smooth Inked Emb Folder Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Smooth Inked Emb Folder Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


HELLO CARD
Featuring:
Simon Says Stamp Fall Foliage Embossing Folder (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Etched Laurel Leaves Dies(SSS)
Gina K SSS Summer Roses Bundle (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Paper Hugs Stamps (SSS)
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink (SSS)
Speedball 4″ Soft Rubber Brayer (SSS)
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cut Machine (SSS)
Brutus Monroe Not Your Mamas Cardstock (SSS)
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.

Smooth Inked Emb Folder Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Smooth Inked Emb Folder Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


THANKS CARD
Featuring:
Simon Says Stamp Fall Foliage Embossing Folder (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Bold Thanks Die (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Large Stitched Maple Leaf Die(SSS)
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink (SSS)
Speedball 4″ Soft Rubber Brayer (SSS)
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cut Machine (SSS)
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.

Smooth Inked Emb Folder Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Smooth Inked Emb Folder Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


TOMORROW CARD
Featuring:
Simon Says Stamp Lumen Embossing Folder (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Rest Queen Stamps (SSS)
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink (SSS)
Speedball 4″ Soft Rubber Brayer (SSS)
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cut Machine (SSS)
Brutus Monroe Not Your Mamas Cardstock (SSS)
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.

Smooth Inked Emb Folder Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Smooth Inked Emb Folder Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


I MISS YOU CARD
Featuring:
Simon Says Stamp Giant Hugs Card Wrap Dies (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Lumen Embossing Folder (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Paper Hugs Stamps (SSS)
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink (SSS)
Speedball 4″ Soft Rubber Brayer (SSS)
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cut Machine (SSS)
Brutus Monroe Not Your Mamas Cardstock (SSS)
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.

Smooth Inked Emb Folder Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Smooth Inked Emb Folder Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Smooth Inked Emb Folder Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Smooth Inked Emb Folder Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


BLOG HOP & FREE GIFT

Today I am participating in a blog hop with Simon Says Stamp in celebration of their newest release – Holly Jolly. You can see the whole release HERE.

Simon Says Stamp is also offering a FREE Tim Holtz Speckled Egg Distress Mini Ink with any purchase! Use the “SPGKN7”. While supplies last. Ends 11/8/20. Shop HERE.

The next stop on the hop is the blog of the wonderful Cathy Zielske. You can also start at the beginning of the hop at the Simon Says Stamp Blog.


GIVEAWAY

Simon Says Stamp is giving away one $25 gift certificate at every stop along the hop. Leave a comment on each blog to increase your chance of winning. Winners will be announced on the Simon blog on Wednesday, November 12, 2020.


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 most of the Simon Says Stamp branded 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.

Simon Says Stamp Fall Foliage…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Peony Bundle…
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Simon Says Stamp Lumen Embossing Folder
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Poinsettia Oval…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Floral Field…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Forest Border…
[ SSS ]
SSS CZ Design Chunky Joy Dies
[ SSS ]
SSS CZ Design Peace Dies
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Big Thanks Dies
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Bold Thanks Die
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Giant Hugs Card Wrap…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Etched Laurel Leaves…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Large Stitched Maple…
[ SSS ]
Gina K SSS Summer Roses Bundle
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Paper Hugs Stamps
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Stamps
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Christmas…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Rest Queen Stamps
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp I Accept People Stamp
[ SSS ]
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cut Machine
[ SSS ]
Gemini Die Cut Machine
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Tonic Glass Media Mat
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink
[ SSS ]
Speedball 4″ Soft Rubber Brayer
[ SSS ]
Ink Brayer
[ SSS ]
Memory Box Delicate Pastel Glitter Pad
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Assorted Holographic…
[ SSS ]
Trinity Stamps Bubble Blow Out Gems
[ SSS ]
Trinity Stamps Bubble Bath Gems
[ SSS ]
Brutus Monroe Not Your Mamas Cardstock
[ SSS ]


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276 thoughts on “Smooth Inked Embossing Folder Technique + FREE GIFT + Blog Hop”

  1. Thank you for the lesson. I am going to go try the brayer on my embossing folders as soon as I finish the hop… Your cards are beautiful.

  2. Thank you for the inspiration! If you have not already done so, also try to use the inked brayer on the card stock AFTER embossing, it gives very nice results too, especially with standard embossing folders. The brayer makes it possible to hit only small parts like trees.

  3. I love embossing folder and MUST try my brayer to apply ink to them and use them even more. Thanks for all the inspo!!

  4. I am so happy you reminded me of inking the embossing folders. I am in love with the forest one and was thinking how to use it for Christmas cards. All of you cards/backgrounds are lovely. I can see why you had so much fun making them.

  5. Thanks Jnnifer for the tips. I like the look of the inked embossing folders but they have never come out pretty. Looks like I need to find a brayer. The Forest Border folder looks like a must have for me.

  6. Awesome samples and inspiration. I’m going to have to dig out my brayer and dust it off. I haven’t used it in ages!

  7. i am so glad you used the different folders because just looking at them in clear color does not do them justice
    and now i can tell which ones i like the best. thank you for your time

  8. Beautiful cards Jennifer. I love the new embossing folders. For those who still use the discontinued Cuttlebug, does anyone know if they can be used in this machine? Awesome SSS release.

    1. If I were going to try it, I’d take off the 2nd B plate and run it with just A, B and new embossing folder. If that didn’t work, I’d start adding paper shims between A & B. There’s almost nothing to lose by trying. Good luck!

  9. Thanks Jennifer for the tips. I like the look of the inked embossing folders but they have never come out pretty. Looks like I need to find a brayer. The Forest Border folder looks like a must have for me.

  10. I was feeling overwhelmed about how many cards are ahead of me for Thanksgiving AND Christmas. No more!
    My brayer is out, my embossing folders are ready and I’ll be cutting my paper during the football game this afternoon. Thanks, Jennifer!

  11. I have used this method before. It makes great cards the brayer works better than any of the processes I have tried previously.

  12. These cards are all fantastic! What a great idea to use a brayer, we can always count on you for the best ideas! Thanks so much.

  13. These are beautiful examples that really inspire me. Jennifer, thanks for always putting your new techniques at the forefront over new products; I never feel like I have to spend more money to make a new kind of card. This new release is beautiful, though!

  14. Hi, Jennifer – All the cards you show here are gorgeous. Thanks for your continued tutelage. You’re a wonder… really and truly.
    Lori S in PA

  15. I love all the new folders. I think my fav is the Daisy folder!! So glad that Simon started a new line of folders.

  16. Absolutely gorgeous! Your video was awesome and these embossing folders are a must, glad I had already ordered them!💜🤗😷🇺🇸

  17. I think these are probably the most beautiful 3D embossing folders I have seen. Just love the Fall Foliage and the Forest border ones. Have to have both of these.

  18. I love your videos – so packed with ideas/new techniques. I appreciate you listing and linking all the supplies used in the videos, but I don’t see a thumbnail for the kind of adhesive you use – as in the “I Miss You” card. Where can I find this info.

    Thanks,

  19. Sometimes I wish I could “ play” in your craft room!!!! It’s tidy and full of wonderful crafting supplies., it has you and all your great ideas and techniques… u do a wonderful job on YouTube but I would just never stop asking questions!!! Another great release

  20. Hi Jennifer 🙂 Your cards are amazing and I learn soooooooo stinkin’ much from you! Thanks for blazing the trail! TFS 🙂

  21. I love the cards! I can’t wait to go & play. I love the way that inking one side or the other can change the effect so much! And then the colour of the card stock. I loved the leaf embossing folder- so many different looks

  22. I love this technique and the new Simon Says Stamp release. I just finished my Christmas Cards but I am already thinking about next year’s card. Thank you for making 2020 easier to handle.

  23. These are some of the prettiest embossing folders I have seen and love them all. Your cards were so pretty. Thank you for all the tips and techniques in this video.

  24. I have watch the video twice. I am trying to get it right, but my 3D embossing folders are not cooperating with me. I will keep trying and get some of the folders you used. Love the Fosest Border and the Rest Queen stamp.

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