Monday 26 October 2020

Dandelions 3D Embossing Folder - Technique: Inking Embossing Folders - Video Tutorial

It's been a long time since I've inked up an embossing folder! So ... I thought the Dandelions 3D folder would be a good one to use. 

It's a very simple technique to do. Basically, you just cover one side of the embossing folder with ink. For this technique you need to use the debossed side - so the side that has no sticky up bits - it will feel smooth when you touch it. I prefer to use a Rubber Brayer when inking up the folder but you can use a Foam Brayer, Sponge, Sponge Daubers or even swipe or pat your ink pad directly over it. All of these methods will give a different 'look' to the finished result. 

I like to use the Rubber Brayer because you get a smooth, even spread of ink.

I used the same colours for both cards, but I switched them around a bit.

The card base is in Cinnamon Cider.

I used Misty Moonlight to ink up the folder for this one. The Ribbons used are the In Colour 1/4" Misty Moonlight ribbon and the Polka Dot Tulle.

This is the card I created in the Video. Pool Party ink was used with the folder this time.

The background panels on both cards were embossed using one of the Meadow Moments folders.

The sentiment was stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with White Powder - it comes from the Dandelion Wishes stamp set.

The second ribbon used here was from the Magnolia Lane Combo Pack - now retired.

Here is the Video ...


Note: If you use A4 as your standard sheet of card – follow the metric measurements (cms).

If you use 8½” x 11” as your standard sheet of card – follow the imperial measurements (inches).



Cinnamon Cider card base                       ½ an A4 standard sheet of card

                                                                                                 (US 8½”x 11”)   


Whisper White - Inside                            14.4cm x 10cm   (US 5¼” x 4)

Misty Moonlight                                        14.1cm x 9.8cm  (US 5¼” x 4”) 

Whisper White approx.                            14.4cm x 10cm   (US 5¼” x 4”) 


Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon approx.               12cm and 15cm  (US 4¾” and 6”)

Contrast Ribbon approx.                          12cm and 15cm  (US 4¾” and 6”)



You will need extra Cinnamon Cider card to complete the project.

Embossing Buddy - retired but available elsewhere
Speedball Rubber Brayer - retired but available elsewhere

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