Thanks (Make A Difference)

by Kylie

Hi, sometimes I think our embossing folders never get enough love…well, mine sure don’t. I love using them but sometimes forget to do so.  I don’t know why.  They are fabulous tools to add a little extra texture to a card.  With the new “Lovely Floral Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder” (which you will be able to pre-order from May 1, 2018, or right now if you are a Demonstrator), you can not only add some gorgeous texture, you can make it a fabulous feature of a card.

The first card was inspired by a card I saw on a Demonstrators Group.  Unfortunately, I cannot link to the original designer because I only saw it in passing and didn’t take note of the designer.  It wasn’t something I thought I was ever going to try. I’ve subsequently seen a few people try this technique.

All you need is the embossing folder, cardstock and some inks.  I placed a sheet of Whisper White cardstock into the embossing folder and ran it through the Big Shot.  You can use either sponge daubers or the stamping sponges to add the colours to the embossed (raised) sections of the paper.  You can use any colour combination you like.   Now if you are a perfectionist you might struggle a little with this technique as it is a little messy and the colours can combine in ways you might really like but I hope you’ll give it a go as it really does look good when the card is finished.

Here’s the card…  


As I was making the first card I kept dabbing off the ink onto a scrap piece of paper which just happened to be an earlier attempt at this same card.  I realised that the reverse side looked just as pretty using this technique so I had to give this a try as well.

Here’s the card…


This is a technique which really surprised me by how much I like it.  Have you tried colouring your embossing folders like this?  I hope you’ll give it a go.  It really does look so lovely.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you have a great day!

Happy Stamping, Kylie

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Listed below are the supplies used to create the above project. If the stamp set comes in different types (such as clear mount and wood mount) or as a bundle, I link to all.

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Gail April 27, 2019 - 5:11 pm

Sorry it’s not clear what your doing with the daubbers, are you taking the paper out and coloring the raised sections or are you leaving the card in the folder and using the daubbers to fill in with color the concave or convexed portion then reembossing it.. sorry but it’s just not clear and being new to card making isnt easy. thanks

Kylie April 27, 2019 - 7:46 pm

Hi Gail, sorry I wasn’t so clear. I embossed the design into the cardstock using an embossing folder and the Big Shot. I didn’t use the embossing folder nor the Big Shot again.
For the first card, I added the colour directly to the raised image which was left. The aim was to highlight the raised / convexed portions. For the second card, I embossed the cardstock with the embossing folder and the Big Shot. Once again, I didn’t use these tools again. I then turned the paper over so the concave sections were to the top. I then used the daubers to add the colour. Does this help? Please let me know if it doesn’t and I’ll see what I can do to help further. Congratulations on joining the wonderful world of cardmaking. I hope you find it to be as fantastic as I have for many years now. 🙂


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