Feb 4, 2014

Two Looks In One

Hello Sweet Friends!  It's Charlene here with you with a super simple and fun technique! I have some embossing folders that unfortunately are collecting dust.  I dusted one of them off and gave it a make over, with some blush of course.  Ready?
  1. Supplies:  embossing folder, ink, and a brayer.  Not pictured are white card stock and Cuttlebug.  I chose a pigment ink for this project.  
  2. Use a brayer to apply ink onto the folder then run it through your embossing machine. The fun part is that you get two different looks by applying ink on either side of the folder. 
On the right:  I applied ink on the embossed side of the folder.  On the left: inked on the debossed side. Now the panels are all set for a project. Wasn't that super simple?

Here's my card using the panel on the right:

In keeping with the embossing theme, I heat embossed the sentiment in hot pink powder on vellum.

Here's my second card using the panel on the left (inking the debossed side).  The look is completely different.

Stamp Set:  Elegant Sentiments
Thanks so much for visiting!
Have a wonderful Tuesday!
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  1. Love the backgrounds and forget about the lonely embossing folders...

  2. so cool!! love the two takes!! and the blush color is sooooo cool imprinted from the embossing folder! so cool!!

  3. Such a cool idea! I did try this last night but noticed that the part that rolls through my die machine is fine, but the last part seems to have mismatched ink with impression. Might just be my technique. Any suggestions?

  4. Wow, that's great! Thanks for sharing.

  5. What fun! I will be breaking out my embossing folders now! Love your cards!

  6. suck a great idea... I seriuosly want to be like you...heeheee...your cards are always so beautiful, your pictures amazing, and such great tips :) love your work!!! cant wait to try this this weekend!!!