Actually, this technique is not all that new, but you may not have heard about yet so I’m going to share it today. I think everyone who makes cards, scrapbooks, and other paper crafts have used embossing folders for just that, dry embossing. This is a great way to make your background paper the exact color you need instead of searching the stores for a color you like. And what’s better than plain card stock? Colored and embossed card stock, of course! Here’s how it works:
When you look at your embossing folder you’ll notice that there is an embossed side and a debossed side. Each side of the embossing folder will give you a different background. I would suggest inking the brayer and rolling the ink on one side of the folder, placing your scrap paper in it, and running it through the Big Shot. Then do it again on another scrap of card stock with the other side of the folder. You have to ink the brayer each time you use it. After you’ve determined which look you want, ink a brayer really good with the color ink you want to use on your card. I only sponged a little Pool Party Ink around the sides of the embossed piece on this card and you can see how it came out. You can also use different colors of ink and a lot more sponging to give your card a totally fab look!
I stamped 2 of the flower image from the Mixed Bunch Stamp Set in Daffodil Delight Ink and cut them out with the Blossom Punch. Then I sponged the edges and attached them together with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The leaves were punched out of Wild Wasabi Card Stock using one of the leaves from the Blossom Petals Builder Punch. I folded them in half lengthwise and bent them in different places to make “veins” in the leaves. Then I sponged some Wild Wasabi Ink on the edges and across the “veins.”
This is very easy technique and it’s so much fun to see how embossing folders turn ordinary, plain card stock into something spectacular!
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by my blog today! Terry