Embossing Folder Friends Challenge


It’s time for another one of our “friend challenges” with Susan and Jackie. This is another one from Jackie, and it’s a technique challenge (my favorite!!).

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For this one, you use an embossing folder as a stamp. Like the photo shows, you just ink your embossing folder with a stamp pad. Easy! After you put your card stock into the folder, you can smoosh it with your fingers, or you can run it through the Big Shot.

Here’s my card.

PLXSU, Project Life Memories in the Making, Stampin' Up!

Usually with this technique, you ink the side with the logo. Although, sometimes, the manufacturer puts the logo on the wrong side. So just feel the folder, and the side that’s indented is the side you want to ink.

For this card, though, since there were so many small patterns in the folder, I inked both sides. I wanted to see which one I liked better. I ran the folder through the Big Shot with Whisper White card stock. While the “right” side looked ok, I really liked the de-bossed side better. It was a little more subtle.

I used a sponge dauber to color one of our Tea Lace Paper Doilies with Pear Pizzazz ink, then added a Marina Mist butterfly. The top butterfly is another technique. One of the members in my up-up-upline’s group made several cards using the shaving cream technique recently. Talk about a blast from the past! I haven’t done that technique in years, so I couldn’t wait to give it another try. I even had 10 year-old shaving cream! (Make sure you use cream, not gel.)

I used Soft Sky and Marina Mist refills in my mix. I think it turned out really well. When they mixed together, it kind of turned a Pool Party/Lost Lagoon color. (Of course, I may have used Pool Party instead of Soft Sky. I mean, I’m about 89% sure it was Soft Sky, but I wasn’t wearing my glasses and it was late. So who knows what color that is.) I have several other cards using the shaving cream, and I’ll post them in the next few weeks as well as the instructions.

Here are two more samples using the Embossing Folder technique. This is the first card I made for the challenge.

Botanical Blooms Bundle, Stampin' Up!

It didn’t showcase the technique as much as I wanted. The banner with the embossed/stamped butterfly just wasn’t the star of the show, although I love the Botanical Blooms bundle showcased here. But there’s just a lot going on, and I think it takes away from the technique.

At Sandy’s craft day on Tuesday, Christy was making this card for a swap she’s participating in. I loved it, and decided to change my “featured” card to the Marina Mist butterfly. You can see that Christy and I are both on a butterfly kick this week.

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So give the technique a try. It’s so easy. Just ink the folder, stick a piece of card stock inside and either rub it really hard with your fingers, or a brayer, or a rolling pin to transfer the ink to the card stock – or run it through the Big Shot.

Make sure you go to Jackie’s and Susan’s blogs to see what they did with the challenge. I’m sure their projects are over the top. They’re both so very creative, and I’m always inspired by them!

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a wonderful day!

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About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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7 Responses to Embossing Folder Friends Challenge

  1. Jackie says:

    Jeepers Buffy, you outdid yourself. They are all beautiful. I do like the banner with the butterflies, even tho it is not the “star”. What fun to combine the shave cream butterfly with the texture of the embossed panel!

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  2. Susan Horr says:

    I really have to step up my game! All three of your cards are gorgeous!

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  3. Bev says:

    I love your first card the best but the other two are special too. I don’t think I can bring myself to do the shaving cream technique again however – too smelly! 😉


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