Ink Blended Embossing Folder Impressions

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This embossing folder technique is one of my favorites! It provides the smoothest backgrounds and still gives you that amazing contrast of white paper and embossed detail. I’m using all new embossing folders from Simon Says Stamp’s Born to Sparkle release in the 7 card projects that I’m sharing.

For this pair of mini slimline cards, I used the Floral Centerpiece embossing folder with Ripe Persimmon, Wild Honey, Twisted Citron and Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide Inks.

On this card I used the new Wishing You Joy die, added a bit of Holographic cardstock around the edges, and embellished everything with some clear sequins.

This card is created just like the one above, but this one is oriented vertically and uses a greeting from the Simon Says Stamp XL Greetings 2 set.

Moving on to the Seedhead Stems folder, I made a series of cards…

For this colorful card, I ink blended Ripe Persimmon, Wild Honey, Twisted Citron and Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide Inks. On top of the dandelions, I added some Simon Says Stamp Unicorn Dust and Unicorn Confetti glitter. The sentiment is a new one from Simon, the You Shine die.

Next, I made two similar looking cards (one of which is a mini slimline), both using the Seedhead Stems embossing folder.

For the ink blending, I used Kitsch Flamingo, Wild Honey, and Twisted Citron Distress Oxide inks. The softer tones add a very fresh and peaceful vibe to these cards.

The mini slimline card uses sentiments from the new Reverse Get Well sentiment strip set, and I also added a few clear sequins on top. These two cards also features the glitter technique that I used on some of the others.

The second card is created in the same way, but this one features an embossed sentiment from the XL Greetings 2 stamp and diet set from Simon.

Finally, I have a pair of mini slimline cards that use the Magnolia Branches embossing folder. Both cards use Tumbled Glass, Chipped Sapphire, and Wilted Violet Distress Oxide colors.

On this card I stamped and embossed a birthday greeting from the Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Birthday set. In addition to the Unicorn Dust glitter I added to the flowers, I also applied dots of Nuvo Vintage Drops in a blue shade.

The other card is created much in the same way, but this one uses a Reverse Get Well sentiment strip as the greeting, and I used White Blizzard Nuvo Drops instead of blue.

All of these cards all feature the exact same technique, but each look completely different depending on which folder and colors are used. This is such a fun way to use your embossing folders – I cannot wait to do it again! Are you a fan of embossing folders? Would you try this technique out? Let me know in the comments!


7 Responses

  1. MaryH says:

    I am relatively new to card making but I have always loved embossing folders and the 3D folders are the bomb! I love how you used color combos to make a fresh, crisp look! This technique looks simple enough that even I might be able to get such pretty results. Adding glitter – with such a charming result!

  2. Danielle L Wilson says:

    Very easy to follow and beautiful cards. I can do this! Thank You

  3. Tammy Millette says:

    Super awesome, I love them all and will be trying this as soon as my order comes in. Thank you 💕

  4. Amanda Steele says:

    What the hell! These should have been featured on the Blop Hop today! They are all absolutely gorgeous cards Nina! Thank you for showing me a new technique and I will definitely be purchasing both embossing folders featured here.

  5. Debbie P says:

    Fantastic cards. Great technique. Thank you for your great tips.

  6. Sue D. says:

    So beautiful. I love all the cards you made. Thanks so much for demonstrating the ink blending with the embossing folders… I am enthralled with these new folders and want to try this!! Also, many thanks for the tips for adding the glitter. This really made your cards shine. Mmm, mmm, mmm!

  7. Elizabeth Opel says:

    OMG I am soooo trying this! Easy and so effective!

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