Inked Embossing Folder Technique

Inked Embossing Folder Technique

This is a FUN scrapbook type card with little tags that are stamped and layered on the card base that features a inked embossing folder technique.

Stamps Used

Other Stamps

  • Long Time No See Clear Stamp

Supplies Used

Additional Supplies

  • Cardstock – White
  • Copy Paper – Scraps
  • Envelope – White
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Scoring Board
  • Embossing Machine
  • Embossing Folder – Dots
  • Distress Oxide – Fossilized Amber
  • Distress Oxide – Vintage Photo
  • Distress Oxide – Peeled Paint
  • Spray Bottle – Water
  • Mica Watercolors
  •  Paper Towel
  • Die – Gina K, Decorative Tag Set
  • Die – Spellbinders, Variety Tags (S4-082)
  • Colored Pencil – Prismacolor Premier – 30% French Grey
  • Colored Pencil – Prismacolor Premier – Yellow Ocre
  • Colored Pencil – Prismacolor Premier – Sunburst Yellow
  • Colored Pencil – Prismacolor Premier – 50% Warm Grey
  • Colored Pencil – Prismacolor Premier – Yellowed Orange
  • Baker’s Twine –
  • Brown/White


The first thing that we will do is prepare our paper. We need an A2 base
in white cardstock. So, to make the base cut an 8-1/2″ x 11″ piece of
cardstock in the middle at the 5-1/2″ mark on the long side. Then take
one of those pieces and place on a paper scoring board and score in the
middle on the long edge at 4-1/4″. Now, you have a base! Now, take the other piece of paper that you got from making the base and cut it in half. You now have 2, A2 card panels.

Set your card base aside and grab on of the white panels. Take an embossing folder (you want something generic) and in the top with three colors of distress oxide ink. Spritz the inked folder with water, then gently place the cardstock on the envelope and run through your embossing machine.

When it’s out rub with mica watercolors or ink or a combination of both until you’re satisfied with the look. Set aside to fully dry. For this card I die cut 7 tags of various sizes, but some I cut twice.

On one vertical tag I created a green hillside by tearing a piece of copy paper and masking to create hills then brushing on green ink. I stamped the Mini Cat with Striped Tail in black ink and the Mini Kite in green as well as the Tiny Kite tail. I stamped the Mini Sun in yellow, then brushed yellow at the top of the tag and blue in the middle. Then I colored in the cat with 30% French grey.

Next I grabbed the same size die cut and turned it horizontal and created another hillside mask and brushed on green ink. Stamp the Mini Sitting Muse in watering can ink on the hillside and the Tiny Sitting Mouse in the same ink opposite the larger mouse (so they’re looking at each other). Stamp a “Hi” over the smaller mouse in yellow and “Hello” over the large mouse in green. Color the background with yellow ink. Color their bellies with yellow ochre pencil.

On another tag, (the only one like it used on the card) stamp the sentiment in the center in brown ink. Stamp the Tiny Fishbone along the outside of the tag in the same ink. Brush yellow in the center and blue around the edges.

On a round tag stamp the Mini Tabby Cat in the center in orange ink. Stamp along the die the Tiny Puppy Paw Prints in the same ink. Color the cat with sunburst yellow. Brush yellow in the center and blue along the outside.

On a long tag stamp the Mini Cat with Striped Tail three times in brown ink. Color one cat in with 50% warm grey pencil, another cat with yellow orange, and the final cat in yellow ochre. Brush middle with yellow ink and edges in brown ink.

Stamp the two smallest tags with the Bitty Puppy Paws one tag in brown ink with the prints going away from the tag hole. Stamp the other tag with green ink and with the prints going toward the tag hole.

Glue the embossed paper to the card base. Glue the tags to the embossed paper, working the bakers twine through the tag holes as you glue down the tags. You may also glue down sections of the baker’s twine.

For the envelope, just stamp the Bitty Puppy Paws in black in alternately across the flap.

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