Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Inking embossing folders

My friend Karen and I did a lot of crafting with the Big Shot this weekend.  I used a Big Shot die cutter a couple of years ago when I was a member of a stamping club; however, I didn't get to play with it nearly so much as this weekend.

Karen and I had both watched a great video from Jennifer McGuire on using ink with an embossing folder several weeks ago.  Unfortunately we couldn't find this video again but here is how we did this card front.

First I taped the old olive cardstock to the raised side of the embossing folder using removable adhesive.  I ran it through the Big Shot and then opened the folder and covered the other side of the folder with garden green ink.  Closed up the folder and ran it through again to get the green ink pressed onto the negative part of the image.

The ink cleans easily off the embossing folder.

The butterfly was also cut using the Big Shot.

I would have never put garden green and old olive together but it was what I had with me in dye inks and I really love how they came out.  It is such fun to just play and try out different techniques without having to do a particular project.

Thanks for stopping by today!


  1. I love this! The greens are wonderful together and that folder is particularly suited to this technique. Love the two-toned pink of the butterfly, too. Very pretty!

  2. Your finished card came out great, Lisa. I'm hoping to try this again this weekend.

  3. Its a great technique and I think its come out really well with the colours there.

  4. Love this, great technique! I remember Jennifer showing this and have tried it a time or two. Love the look, such a classy card.

  5. Love this technique... can you do a tutorial on it with pics? I want to try it but does it matter what ink I use??? I have CTMH and SU inks and some archival pigment inks... Thanks! Kathi

  6. this turned out beautifully Lisa-love the 2 green inks together-isnt it funny how experiments turn out looking awesome

  7. This is such a great technique. Your card is beautiful!


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