Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Embossing Folder Stamping ......

Hi there folks,

It's time for a new Happy Little Stampers CAS challenge.  This month it's all about using your Embossing Folders as stamps

Yes that's right ....... don't just stick to putting them through your machines to get those lovely embossed designs, why not put a bit of ink on them and use them as stamps.  Create fabulous backgrounds for your cards with a lovely watercolour effect .... it's easy!

Pop over to the HLS blog and you'll find some useful links to some great tutorials on this really fun technique along with more inspiration from the rest of the DT.

We've got a fabulous Guest Designer this month .... the lovely Cornelia (Stempel Spass) is joining in the fun ...... why not pop over and say Hi.

As always the challenge is sponsored by the Happy Little Stampers Store 

and the challenge winner will receive a $15 voucher to spend in the store.

OK ..... Embossing Folder stamping ....... it's always great when you find another use for a piece of craft stash

I've used the Stampin Up! Brick Wall embossing folder to create my background ..... inked with Shabby Shutters Distress Ink.
Simply open up your embossing folder, cover the side with the raised bits with some ink (it's the side that gives the embossed effect when put it through your machine ........ it's usually the one with the brand name on too!)
You can ink either side, it's up to you .... you'll just get a different effect.  Play around with your folders see which you like best!
Once you've got the ink on, spritz the folder with a little water, place your piece of card in the centre and close the folder.
Apply a little pressure, open it up and voila!  a 'stamped' design!!  Simple eh!

Depending on how much water you spritzed, and how much pressure, and where it was applied will determine the results you get.  I really like the random, not quite perfect finished look.

I added a few gold glitter dots here and there for added interest.

I stamped one of the butterflies from the HLS Butterfly Birthday set onto a piece of coloured card from my stash, and then cut it out using the matching die 

I added some gathered gold thread behind .....

And finished off with one of the HLS Fun Birthday Sentiments

You can be quite specific where you 'stamp' your embossing folder design.
Inside my card, I wanted to keep the brickwall more or less in the centre, so that's where I applied my ink ....

Another stamped greeting  and one of those gorgeous butterflies again and I'm done!

Now it's your turn.  Get those folders out and get stamping!

Thanks for popping by ... enjoy the rest of your day.

Cheerio until next time ......



  1. Great background for that pretty butterfly you have created here Linda! Lovely CAS design! Have a lovely evening! Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

  2. Looking forward to trying this technique. Love the colours you've used and how the wall has turned out. Also like how you've done the inside. A fabulous card x

  3. Love the distressed look to the brick wall with this technique, something I haven't done for ages. The addition of the butterfly makes a lovely card.
    Glad to see I'm not the only one losing followers, thanks for sharing that.
    Hugs, Avril xx

  4. Those brick wall looks fabulous and your inside is gorgeous! Its fabulous to be GDT with you guys this month!

  5. Oh, goodness, Linda, that e/f inked background is OUTSTANDING!! And so fabulous as a backdrop for the pretty butterfly!! Hugs, Darnell

  6. I love the effect you've achieved with the embossing folder, Linda! Lovely card.

  7. I love the gorgeous brick wall effect you created with the ink and EF, it looks amazing - the butterfly is just the icing on the cake! Hugs, Anne xx

  8. Such a fun technique & I love your choice of ef! Can't wait to give this a try as I've inked a folder & run it through my machine, but haven't just pressed it on my paper. Thanks for the inspiration!

  9. Such a pretty card, Linda. Fabulous backstamping, and the colors - gorgeous combo!

  10. Fabulous technique and so beautifully done on your card! Love it!

  11. This butterfly looks so pretty on the brick wall, Linda! Love it!

  12. love your background so much! perfect backdrop for that fab butterfly!


  13. This stamping with the EF is SO effective Linda... fab card!
    Chrissie x


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