Do you know a great way to make your paper crafting projects stand out? Inking embossing folders! It’s not only easy to do but it’s an effective way to add dimension, color, and texture to your craft projects. This guide will provide you with instructions on how to apply ink to embossing folders and give you some inspiration to get started on your own projects!


Inking Embossing Folders: All You Need To Know

Do you love creative craft ideas using embossing folders? There are a number of fun techniques you can try. Honestly, I get so much joy from pulling out my embossing folders and finding the ones that make great designs all on their own. Inking embossing folders? It’s just an easy way to level up your project while still keeping things simple!

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⭐️  Have you ever inked an embossing folder? Which folder are you going to try out this technique? Let me know in the comments below.

Inking Embossing Folders? First, Select the Perfect Folder and Ink

The first step in creating a beautiful paper craft is to select the perfect embossing folder and ink. An embossing folder will give your project added dimension while inks can provide vibrant color or highlights that will make your design pop. Choose a color combination that works with your project, apply ink to both sides of the embossing folder (watch the video for the variety of ways you can do this) then carefully place your cardstock in the folder and run it through the embossing machine.

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What a difference an inked embossing folder makes! Now the embossed images truly pop right out. Super cool and fun too!

Sweet Citrus Bundle (includes embossing folder)
Easter Bunny Stamp set, Layering Circle dies, and Cane Weave Embossing Folder
  • Shaded Spruce: 4 ¼” x 11”, score at 5 ½”
  • Crushed Curry: (2) 4” x 5 ¼”
  • Basic White: (2) 3 ¾” x 5”
    • 1 ¾” x 3 ¾”
  • Pale Papaya: 5 ½” x 8 ½”, score at 4 ¼”
    • 4” x 5 ¼”
  • Basic White: (2) 3 ¾” x 5”
    • ¾” x 3 ¼”
  • Faux Velvet: small knot

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    I hope that you were inspired by today’s video on inking embossing folders. It’s such a great technique and I can’t wait for you to try it yourself. Be sure and let me know what embossing folders and inks you use for this technique!

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