Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Stamping on Embossing folders

Today's card is a new technique that I have discovered and is directly inspired by AnnCraig
You will need the Woodlands embossing folder and the Big
shot machine plus ink pads for this technique.
First step is to open up to the inside of your embossing folder
 with the crease at the bottom.
2. The next thing is to swipe the lighter coloured ink pads 
across the plastic. Only on the negative parts (between the
 tree branches) and leave a little bit of plastic clear.
3. Stamp the fir trees near the base of the folder in the darker 
4. Place a piece of white cardstock face down onto the ink 
(you can sort of see what it will look like, if you turn it over). 
Now roll It through the Bigshot as normal using tab 1.
Ta da thats it! The ink accentuates the lines on the trees 
in the foreground. 
I just love this folder. Embellished here with Flurry of Wishes stamps.
These are three of my favourite colours: Soft sky, Wisteria 
Wonder and Blackberry Bliss.
And silver is just perfect with them! 
Lastly, here is another sample using Mint Macaron, Crumb 
Cake and Early Espresso ink pads.
I've edited this post to add a few hints to stamping on embossing folders:
* light colours work best for the sky and clouds with white space
* you can be really messy with the background swiping of ink.
* the main image stamp stamps best in a dark, wet ink
* run the embossing folder through twice if the image isn't clear
* every single one looks different, like a unique painting
* if your image is still unclear touch it up with an aquapainter pen
You can order the Woodland embossing folder for $15 through my online 
Shop. When you select a demo make sure you choose Nerida in NSW.
Note: If you spend over $50 this month I'll post you a gift in the mail.


  1. Nerida, this is gorgeous! I've seen cards with the stamps through the trees but didn't know how it was done. Thank you for the tip--love the colors you chose--just gorgeous!

  2. The end results is fabulous, can't wait to try it out. Very creative.


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