Monday, November 23, 2020

Embossing Folders with a Brayer

I have made a couple cards, using a couple of the new Simon Says Stamp embossing folders and sentiment die from the new Holly Jolly release, and my very old brayer...
The technique I used for both these cards is one that I have used on cards before, HERE and explained in a bit more detail HERE.  I used Cloudy Sky Simon Ink on my brayer.  I only brayered the trees, and left the space below the trees white to look like snowy land.  I LOVE this technique...not a perfect cover every time, but pretty cool and love the effect it gives.  I will say, unlike the first time I did this, I did run a bit of adhesive behind the card stock to keep the paper in place in between running it through my Big Shot...just to make certain it kept in place.  I did another one, and it gave the look a bit of a "double vision" thing as when it was embossed a second time, the positioning was a tiny off.  I used the new CZ Design Peace die, layered, for the sentiment.  Here's close up...
Okay...this second one, I got a bit of a different idea with my brayer.  I used versamark and gold embossed the inked sections...
I will say, the final product was not perfect (and that's hard for me!), but a fun attempt to try something a little different. I used my magic embossing bag to rub over the card stock before beginning.   I have a versamark marker, and  after running the folder and cardstock through and gold embossing the first and only time,  I was able to use my marker to fill in the spots that were missing and then gold emboss them.  I used a layered CZ Design Thankful die for the sentiment.  Here's a close up...
I won't be posting until after Thanksgiving, so I want to take this moment to express to all of you, my readers and followers, how so very thankful I am for all of you!  Thank you for taking the time to visit and follow my blog, comment on my posts, and purchase from my links!  I love making cards, and am so incredibly happy to think that I might encourage, inspire, or bring happiness to others by this craft that I love so much!!  YOU bring me so much happiness, thank you so truly make my heart so happy!!  For those of you here in the states, I hope you have a wonderful matter what it may look like...please stay safe!!  I will miss my family this year, but I am hopeful that next year will be very different...and I want to be around to enjoy that!!  
Much love to you all...Huge Hugs!!  Lisađź’—


  1. Brilliant idea, especially the gold !

  2. Lovely and looks perfect from here! I've been playing with that technique as well and have had more success using either the ink pad directly to the folder or using a brush blender. The brayer hasn't been all that friendly...LOL!

  3. Love them both! Great job. I know to do that but never think to do it!!!

  4. Beautiful! I especially love the blue one.

  5. Wonderful cards with related themes.

  6. Beautiful, Lisa. You've inspired me to try the technique. I'm posting this way after you put the post up. Catching up on your blog.

  7. I really love your card using SSS Cloudy Sky. I'm always searching for holiday cards for friends and family that are gorgeous and fairly easy to mass produce. With your permission, I'd love to copy your design with some slight differences (I don't own that stamp pad or die). These cards are strictly for personal use.


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