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Monday, October 8, 2012

Inked Embossing Folder Technique

Today I've got a couple of cards I made by inking the embossing folder before embossing with it.  I've seen examples of this technique several places on the web and wanted to try it.

For this first card, I inked a rubber brayer with a bit of re-inker. I then rolled it on my craft mat to smooth the ink before rolling it over the raised parts of the embossing folder.  I centered my piece of paper on the un-inked side of the embossing folder - right side up, then closed the folder and ran it through my Big Shot.  I set this aside to dry while I worked on the other parts of my card. Then I inked the edges before placing on the card front.

The printed paper is a leaf theme from Hot Off the Press.  I cut a rectangle from it, just a bit smaller than the card front, and then inked the edges.  Using one of the dies from my Marvelous Squares die set (Spellbinders), I cut the focal piece from the printed paper and once again inked the edges.  The focal greeting is printed on vellum and cut with one of the Fleur de Lis square dies.
 
Here's another card - this one simply embossed with ink as above - no other embellishments added.

1 comment:

Carol J said...

I saw this technique on a Stampin Up blog and have also tried it. I liked it so much I made about 11 cards - I send to OWH so they got them. It is a fun idea and I like your examples.