Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Technique Tuesday

Embossing with Ink

I love to emboss papers. But sometimes I want them to have another color so they match better with the colors that I used in my coloring.
So I take my Big Shot by Sizzix and an embossing folder
I take the inkpad I want and start coloring the side with the increased pattern and rub the inkpad softly over the pattern. Make sure to to add pressure otherwise you color the underground as well.

Then place the paper on the normal way in the embossing folder…

 And run the folder through the machine. Make sure to do it slow and give the ink the time to get into the paper. You might run the embossing folder several times through the machine without lifting it out of it’s place!

After you take the mal out you can clean it the way you clean your embossing folder the way you clean your stamps.

You can do the same technique, but then work on the imprinted side of the embossing folder!
Here are both results. You can also use other dies to cut shapes from this papers.

Have fun and make sure to show your results with this technique!


  1. sooo lovely Marion! I have always wanted to try this, but haven't ever taken the plunge. And I love seeing the two different variations with the same embossing folder. Thanks for this great tutorial. :)

  2. What a terrific tutorial Marion!! I LOVE embossing this way!!!

  3. i always wanted to know how to do that!!!! and now i do! fun, fun, fun.

    hugs :)

  4. Woo Hoo just got this folder today can't wait to give this a go, thanks for sharing Marion, take careX:)