Embossing Folder Ink Technique with Video

Hey Crafties! Let’s have some fun with our embossing folders! A fun technique to double the use of your embossing folders is to apply ink before you run it through your Big Shot machine. In this video, you’ll learn the embossing folder ink technique!

I’ll be showing you a way to create a background that is colored AND embossed! For this summer-ready flamingo card, an ombré sunset background with the embossed foliage seemed perfect. So I chose some beautiful ink pads and started inking up my embossing folder.

Watch the short video to see how to create a background like this using an embossing folder and a few ink pads. There are also tips on how to experiment with this technique to create the perfect background!

Flamingo breathe card sunset embossing folder ink technique

Watch how to create this 3-minute background that looks like a tropical sunset.

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Supplies to create a colored embossed background:

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With this card, I’m playing along with A place to start challenge – your favorite technique.

This technique isn’t just for card fronts. For instance, this is a great technique to try for tags, mats for photos, and envelopes! So go ahead and play with your embossing folders with ink.

Are you a fan of flamingos? Take a look at this Falala-mingo Holiday cards!

I hope you enjoyed this video tutorial for the embossing folder ink technique. If you did, I’d love it if you subscribed to my blog! This’ll quickly become your favorite place for paper crafting fun! Happy Crafting!

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8 Responses

  1. ahlers5 says:

    Great card! Love your video, too. Thanks so much for joining us at A Place to Start.

  2. Chana Harris says:

    I love this technique. I don’t use it as often as I should. Your card is fabulous and the technique is executed perfectly. Thanks for the video. We will share a link to your tutorial with our followers in our resource area. Thanks so much for playing along with us at A Place To Start!
    Chana Malkah, Owner
    A Place To Start Challenge Blog
    613 Avenue Create Challenge Blog

    • laurascraftcloset.com says:

      Thank you so much, Chana! And I really appreciate you sharing the tutorial with your followers. Your site is a great resource!

  3. Becca S says:

    I’m another DT member at APTS blog who is impressed with your technique, card, and tutorial! Thanks for linking to APTS! Becca

    • laurascraftcloset.com says:

      I appreciate you letting me know! I hope others find it useful. What a great DT you have 😊 Thanks, Becca.

  4. tina says:

    Such a fabulous and effective technique, I love the slightly grungy/distressed look it gives. The layout of your card and colours used work perfectly together. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at A Place To Start and good luck in the challenge. Tina Chianna DT

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