Technique Tuesday #2

Hi everyone!

Welcome to this weeks Technique Tuesday. Each Tuesday I share a technique that can be applied to many forms of paper crafting ~ card making, scrapbooking, albums and tags.

This week’s technique: INK PADS + EMBOSSING FOLDERS.

Embossing folders are fairly inexpensive and come in a wide variety of patterns.Using an embossing folder is as simple as inserting the material you want embossed into the folder, putting together the required sandwich for the machine you use and rolling the folder through the machine. Embossing folders are fairly inexpensive and come in a wide variety of patterns. But let’s add to ink to our embossing folders for a whole new look!


*The products you will need plus your embossing/die cutting machine.



*To get the ink transferred into the “valleys” of the embossing, I pounced the ink pad onto the raised side of an open embossing folder.


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*I put some white cardstock in the folder, carefully closed it and ran it through my Cuttlebug machine.



*After removing the cardstock from the folder, the raised areas are left white, with the ink only in the valleys {top}. If you would prefer to have the raised areas inked and the valleys left white, just ink up the other side of your folder {bottom}.

You can now layer your inked embossed piece onto a card, add it to a scrapbook layout/album page or divide it up for use on tags. This is a great way to stretch the products that you already have to get new looks.

I hope you enjoyed this weeks technique. As always, please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. See you next time!

Until next time,


The Country Touch




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