Saturday, July 10, 2010


Inked Dry Embossing

Today I have a quick and fun tutorial for you. We will be using a Stampin' Up Textured Impressions die with a brayer and ink to ink the background around an embossed image.

For this tutorial you will need the following items: cardstock, classic ink, brayer, Big Shot, Big Shot platform and standard cutting pads.

Have your cardstock cut and ready to go. I am using Whisper White cardstock cut at 4" x 5 1/4". Use your classic ink pad to ink up your brayer by rolling the brayer across the ink pad several times.

Add ink to the debossed or back of the embossing folder. Make sure to cover the folder with ink where your cardstock is going to go. From here on you will want to work pretty fast so your ink is still really wet.

Place your cardstock inside your embossing folder, close the folder and run it through the big shot with the two standard cutting pads and Tab 2 on the platform. I ran the folder through twice to be sure I got a really good image with the ink.

Remove your cardstock from your embossing folder and oooh and aaah over the wonderful result.

To clean your embossing folder simply rinse the folder under running water and set aside to air dry.

Thats all there is too it! Now you have a beautiful textured and inked image that can be used to decorate a card. Come back tomorrow to see the card I make with the inked and dry embossed cardstock I made in this tutorial!