Try a Technique – Inked Up Embossing Folders

As you know, there are so many clever techniques out there for making ‘wow’ cards.  I have tried inking embossing folders before, but not for a while, so it was almost like a new ‘wow’ moment for me.

I’ve combined my technique fun with the Just Add Ink inspiration challenge (JAI261).  Don’t you just love the colours in the theme!?!

This is my card:


The Technique: The background is made by inking up the inside of the embossing folder (top or bottom depending on what you want inky and what you want uninked) with a brayer and ink from a classic stamp pad.  I used the Spring Flowers TIEF and the gorgeous *soon-to-be-released* in-colour Tip Top Taupe.  It took me a bit of practice (Alexa is going to love it when she finds the rejects on her craft table!) but I got there eventually.  I found I got the best finish when I put the embossing folder through the big shot sideways (rather than with the fold first, rotate 90 degrees so it goes through long side first).  It’s a bit of a squeeze but it fits!

Although the inspiration photo is all leaves, when I first saw the cushion in the picture I thought it was a tree.  And then I couldn’t shake it – great first impression!  I love all the texture and layers in this card.  And the colours!  The mix of blues, white & taupe is just divine.  Thanks JAI!!!  Kelly x

Product List

Big Shot




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3 thoughts on “Try a Technique – Inked Up Embossing Folders

  1. This is super-cute, Kelly! That little tree is beautifully complemented by the embossed background, and your use of colour is fab. Thanks for playing along with us at Just Add Ink this week!

  2. Such a beautiful take on the Challenge photos Kelly! I love your inked embossing and the tree is just so cute! Thanks for joining us again at Just Add Ink this week

  3. Heavens I would have thought it was DSP if you hadn’t said it was inked embossing Kelly! It makes a wonderfully detailed textured background for your fun little tree centrepiece. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

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