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.
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.
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.
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.
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