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Stamping a background using your embossing folders-GREAT STEP by step!

Stamping a background using your embossing folders. Ink raised side and put through Cuttlebug with open folder. A distressed image can be created just using hand to press ink onto the paper from the inked folder.

faux stitching- dip a quilter's wheel in paint. now i don't have to have a 'scrapbooking' needle for my sewing machine.

In Stitches: Faux sewing on scrapbook pages using a quilter's wheel & acrylic paint

I like how they stamped a background before doing the embossing!

Very cool background technique. Stamp music with Distress Ink on "negative" side of EF embossing folder (the side with the recessed areas). Highlight embossing with another color of Distress Ink.

Homemade Clear Embossing Ink....You need 1 tsp of petroleum jelly, I used the classic, Vaseline. Mix in 1/8 capful of vegetable oil.Then mix in 1/8 capful of alcohol to dilute. Mix together. It doesn't make a lot but it does make more than enough to rehydrate your ink pad.

Homemade Clear Embossing Ink: You need 1 tsp of petroleum jelly, I used the classic, Vaseline. Mix in capful of vegetable oil. Then mix in capful of alcohol to dilute. Mix together.

How to use your embossing folders to make a letterpress background for your layouts

simple & effective - Couture Creations: Adore by Mel Connell - How to use your embossing folders to make a letterpress background for your layouts

Dryer Sheet Technique Tutorial by Charmaine Ikach

Dryer Sheet Technique Tutorial by Charmaine Ikach. You don't need a xyron machine to do this, just spray adhesive and old/used dryer sheets.

card making tip: Quick Background Idea: Stylish Stripes Becomes plaid ... great look ... luv the double embossing folder looks ... stretch your tools usability ....

card making tip: Quick Background Idea: Stylish Stripes Becomes plaid . luv the double embossing folder looks . stretch your tools usability .

Good way to keep track of embossing folders

Embossing Folder Swatch Book: Die cut a tag shape out of scraps of cardstock. Emboss each individual tag with the embossing folders that you own. Place all of your embossed tags on a binder ring. Tie a few colorful ribbons on the ring just for fun!

How to make a Baby Onsie Card...using a circle punch.  So clever!

How to make a Baby Onsie Card.using a circle punch. So clever!: How to make a Baby Onsie Card.using a circle punch. So clever!

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