Simon Says Stamp November Cards_Embossing Folder Tricks

5 Cards with the Simon Says Stamp November Kit
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Hello,Happy Fall!  I have really gotten into fall cards this year and when I got this months Simon Says Stamp Card kit I immediately wanted to challenge myself with the big sentiment, but in a new way.

I knew that I could do a lovely emboss resist with watercolor but I really wanted to try out the Delicata ink and do one of my favorite techniques with the embossing folder, which is creating the metallic paper that I then embossed and used to die cut the small leaves out of.

In my usual fashion, I made a bunch of things to use before I worked out all of the designs. I used an inked embossing folder, made embossed and inked vellum and homemade metallic paper and created an ombre stamped sentiment. For the inked embossing folders, you ink inside of the folders by simply adding ink to the raised areas by rubbing or pressing on one of the raised sides with your ink pad or you can use a brayer.  This is neat because it presses the ink into the cardstock and almost looks like a letterpress design.  For the colored vellum you emboss first and then  rub the ink over the vellum and  then rub it in with either a mini ink blending tool or a clarity stencil brush.  You can also simply blend ink into the embossed card on top for another look.  I show all of these in the below video on YouTube.

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I hope you got some great ideas from seeing how you can use large sentiments and your embossing folders to create some very different styles of cards.

As always supplies are listed below with affiliate links but at no additional cost to you.  I will see you soon!  Lee Ann