Happiest Birthday!
By Pam Simpson

Hello everyone, sharing a technique I love to do with my embossing folders.. Inking them up! gives you a lovely two colour effect .. I have used this stunning "Open Studio" 3D Embossing Folder "Heart Bouquet" from Memory Box.


You will need..Embossing Folder/Brayer/ and ink..I like to use Encore ink, it is nice a sticky..brilliance ink is another good one for this technique . 



Load the brayer with ink, I spread this ink onto a surface, gives a good even coverage on the brayer, next lightly brayer the folder with ink..Raised pattern side.


Place your card to be embossed/inked into the folder as shown..Run through your die cutting machine..Tip! these folders are very thick..DONT force through your machine as normal embossing folders. I find one clear plate is plenty!..normally you use 2..to sandwich the embossing Folder.. Test your machine..to see what you`ll need for embossing.


This is the pretty card, I have embossed  through my machine.


I inked a frame to match the colour..Poppystamps Pointed rectangles.


Addthe frame, using 3d foam tape.


Trim embossed card to fit the frame.


Ink around card piece, adhere embossed card to this, I added a small cream bow for decoration.


Decorate with Poppystamps " butterflies" from Beautiful butterflies sidekick frame die set. I cut in two colours /black and cream card, these I layered up. finished with tiny black pearls. stamped "Happiest Birthday" poppystamps Butterfly Wings ..stamp set.


Hope you`ll have a go at this inking embossing technique, using a embossing folder..

Thank you for stopping by Pam x

Pam Floral Signature copy





This embossing folder is beautiful and that soft blue really enhances it. What a lovely card this is.

So lovely and sweet embossed card! Thanks for the tips.

Such a pretty and feminine card and Wow to that 3D embossing folder x. Thank you for the step by steps, which I enjoyed x

Such a lovely card, Pam. Like the inked embossing and the added butterflies. tfs


Hi Pam, This card is so very pretty, I love the embossing folder and the technique with inking the folder, so very effective, I love it !!
I haven't tried this technique with the ink and embossing folder yet, but I will definitely be trying this !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

What a great idea to use the brayer. I have tried to just use an ink pad, and it hasn't worked out well. So I have stopped trying. THANK YOU for your tip!! I just love this look.

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