Today I wanted to share a fun technique you may have seen before...stamping with your embossing folder. I decided I wanted to kick it up a notch and use Radiant Neon Inks (from IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko) for a vibrant fun card.
I applied the inks to the side of the embossing folder that had the most surface area ~ the area that would become the background behind the embossed pattern. I used ink blushers (similar to make up sponges) to apply the ink.
I applied a light covering of ink in a random pattern. You'll notice some areas were left uninked because I wanted a more distressed uneven pattern for the final card.
I carefully inserted the paper into the inked embossing folder then ran it through my die cut machine. Here is what it looks like.... See how you get some really bright areas of color an other areas are more subtle...I love the look - especially with this embossed pattern.
I paired it with a fun vintage image that was stamped in sepia ink. I added a touch of the pink on the corset and purple around the edges. When paired with the embossed background it gives the card a fun vintage girly-girl feel don't you think?
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I used a similar technique for the second card but instead of adding a little ink I added lots of ink by dabbing the ink pads directly onto the embossing folder.
After applying the ink I embossed the cardstock in the same manner as above. You can see how much more vibrant the second example is against the first.
I wanted the background to be the star so I kept it pretty simple with adding a die-cut sentiment and while you can't really tell from the photo I applied a layer of Shimmer Goosebumps to the embossed card piece. It gives it a lovely touch IRL.
So there you go...
another fun way to use your embossing folders.