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  • Writer's pictureKaren Ebeling

Debossing an Embossing folder

Today It is all about the technique. I inked the raised side of my embossing folder and debossed it into the paper. It was fun and easy and boy was I happy with the results. I had to stop playing to record the video. I think I would have debossed the whole drawer of embossing folders if I didn’t stop myself. (Yes, I may have a lot of folders but that is for another day. I did learn that a felt inkpad is easier to use than a foam one. The type of ink didn’t seem to matter as what the pad itself was made of. I did try dye, oxide and pigment ink.

After playing a bit I made I used a Simon Says Stamp 3D folder to make a sunflower card. I like the Simon ones because a lot of them have the extra die to cut out to cut out part of the embossing folder.


Simon Says Stamps Sunflower Field embossing folder

5x7 card base

White paper - 5x7 (cut down to 3 ½ x 5 ½ after embossing) and 2 ¾ x 4 ¾ for stamping the inside

Tan paper- 3 ½ x 1 ½

Brown paper -3 5/8 x 5 5/8

Yellow paper- 6 ½ x 4 ½ and 2 x 4 ½ for inside

Gina K Honey mustard ink pad

Copic markers Y38, E33

Sentiment of your choice


1. Ink the raised side of the embossing folder and center your paper on the other side of the folder and close. Run through your machine as usual. Trim paper to 3 ½ x 5 ½.

2. Die cut the sunflower and place over the section, of the embossing folder, it matches. (Right side about 1/3 of the way up from the bottom.) and run through your machine as usual. Color as you wish.

3. Glue the embossed sunflower to the brown paper then to the center of the 6 ½ x 4 ½ yellow.

4.Layout the cutout sunflower and the tan paper over the top to figure out the placement of the sentiment and sunflower. Stamp the sentiment on the tan paper then glue the sunflower and sentiment to the front of the card.

5. Stamp the inside sentiment on the white 2 ¾ x 4 ¾ paper.

6. Glue the yellow 2 x 4 ½ to the back of the stamped paper overhanging the yellow paper to the top and left. Glue both pieces to the inside of your card.

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