I think I am a little bit obsessed with this inky embossing folder technique at the moment, but it is such a good one I can’t help but share it with you today. I have used the upcoming Queen Bee stamp set for this card, available to customers from the 5th January 2023 in the new Jan – Apr Mini Catalogue.
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For the very background of my card I have used the Hive Embossing Folder, on Basic White cardstock, but here is where I have used the inky embossing folder technique. Before running the folder through my Cut and Emboss Machine, I used my stamp pads and my blending brushes to brush some ink INTO the embossing folder.
Basically, you open the folder up, find the side with the black Stampin’ Up! logo and brush some ink onto it. Then add your card, close the folder and run it through the Cut and Emboss Machine.
I went for a slightly ‘grungy’ look with this card – I think the stamp set lends itself to it, with the words and dots stamps. I stuck with the same colours of Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody and Pumpkin Pie (the card base is Mango Melody), inking my stamps up with all three colours and stamping the words in first, second, third and even fourth generation.
I stamped a few of the dots in Memento Black, just to mirror the black stamped bee (isn’t she beautiful!!) and then used the excess ink on my blending brush to blend some ink round the edges of the stamped panel.
To finish the card off I heat embossed a sentiment onto the die cut shape that comes with the co-ordinating dies, and also added some little honeycomb and flower elements, both of which come with the dies too. Oh, and don’t forget the bee, stamped simply in Memento Black ink – so striking.
I hope that you give the inky embossing folder technique a go, and that you have as much fun with it as I have! If you would like to purchase any of the current Stampin’ Up! products, do head to my online store, a link is listed below, but for now, keep hopping and keep being inspired!
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