Stamping with embossing folders


I love this technique using embossing folders & ink to print with, you can achieve some beautiful, loose watercolour effects. It’s very simple to do: open up the embossing folder and decide which side you want to use to print – depending on the design of the folder, it is usually best to use the side where the background is raised. Apply dye inks to the raised surface of the folder (I used Distress Inks), mist lightly with water, then press a piece of card onto the wet, inky surface.


On this first CAS example I have stamped the flowers (Lavinia  Stamps) and sentiment  in black.

I have stamped again in black on this second card – the quote stamp is by Tim Holtz and the flower by Visible Image.






4 responses »

  1. Beautiful effects, thanks so much for sharing. I have just now come across your design on Pinterest from 2015 …….Maureen

  2. I also found on Pinterest today. Coloring with embossing folders is not new to me, but simply rubbing in the colors with your hand is new. I have been running the design thru the embossing machine. Different effects, same supplies. This is why I (everybody?) love Pinterest.

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