Inking Up the Embossing Folder to Spruce up Your Backgrounds

Inking Up the Embossing Folder to Spruce up Your Backgrounds

In this week's card we feature a technique using ink and embossing folders. Take a look at the instructions below and give it a try!

Finished Card Size: 4 ¼” w x 5 ½” h / Top Fold Card


  1. Cut a card base of 4 ¼” x 11” of piece of Bumble Bee
    1. Score at 5 ½”
  2. Cut a 4” w x 5 1/4” h piece of So Saffron cardstock.
    1. Using So Saffron ink, ink the back of the Ornate Floral embossing folder. Place the So Saffron card stock onto the ink, close the embossing folder and run through the cut & emboss machine.
      1. Note: when inking the BACK of the embossing folder you will then have ink in the DEBOSSED part of the embossing folder. That is why the flowers are inked and debossed in this project. IF we had inked the FRONT of the folder – the side that has the Stampin’ UP! logo, the background would have been ink and the flowers would have remained the color of the card stock.
    2. Cut a piece of Sweet Symmetry DSP to 2” wide x 5 ¼” high.
      1. Adhere to the embossed layer using Snail adhesive.
    3. Choose an ORNATE die (see photo) and cut 1 from Night of Navy card stock.
      1. Adhere to front of card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
    4. Choose a 2nd ORNAGE die (see photo) and cut 1 from Basic White card stock.
      1. Using So Saffron ink, stamp the sentiment Happy Birthday from the Sweet As A Peach stamp set.
      2. Adhere to Night of Navy piece using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
    5. Add a Silver Epoxy Essential to both ends of the sentiment piece.
    6. Cut a piece of Basic White card stock to 4” w x 5 ¼” h
      1. Adhere to the inside of the card using Snail Adhesive


Sweet As A Peach


Card Stock

Basic White

Bumble Bee

So Saffron

Night of Navy





Designer Series Paper (DSP)

Sweet Symmetry



So Saffron



Silver & Clear Epoxy Essentials


Cut & Emboss Machine

Ornate Layers Dies

Ornate Floral Embossing Folder





Stampin’ Seal,

Stampin’ dimensionals,


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