Hi Friends! In today’s blog post, we’ll dive into a super fun technique that will take your cards and projects to a whole new level.
While I’m sure most of you have inked your embossing folders, which is a gorgeous technique on it’s own (which is what I did on the above card, inking the debossed side of the “Layered Florals” folder), let’s kick things up a notch, shall we?
Get ready to be mesmerized by the Reverse Embossing technique – a truly magical way to create stunning backgrounds for your cards.
Reverse embossing involves using the debossed side of an embossing folder to create unique and beautiful images on your paper. This technique opens up a world of possibilities, allowing you to experiment with various inks and color combinations to create one-of-a-kind designs for your cards.
Along with the beautiful “Layered Flowers” embossing folder, I’m also showcasing the new “Thoughtful Moments” Hybrid Embossing Folder & coordinating dies. What makes this product even more exciting is that I share some special tips on how to use it – no brayer required!
- Begin by selecting your favorite embossing folder – the “Layered Florals” folder works wonderfully for this technique.
- Place white card stock inside your embossing folder and run through your die cutting/embossing machine.
- Use blending brushes (or sponge daubers) to apply ink to the debossed side of the embossing folder. You can even use your pastel chalks, water color pencils, or another medium of your choice. Feel free to experiment with different colors and ink blending techniques for a personalized touch.
- Once you have colored your debossed images, lightly swipe a dark ink pad across the top of your paper.
- If desired, cover your ‘reverse embossed’ paper with versamark ink, add clear embossing powder and set it with a heat tool for a glossy effect. Or, run your ‘reverse embossed’ layer through a second embossing folder to give an added dimension and texture!
- Repeat the process with various color combinations and embossing folders to explore the endless possibilities. You can even use Designer Series Papers and colored card stock instead of white card stock for your ‘reverse embossing’!
I’m super excited to show you this awesome technique, along a bunch of cards – and bookmarks – that I made using my inks and embossing folders.Product List
Whether you’re a seasoned crafter or a beginner, I hope that you found some inspiration and ideas with the cards I shared with you today. Let your imagination soar, and most importantly, have a blast experimenting with these embossing folder and inks techniques!
Take care and HAPPY STAMPING!