I wanted to try this technique where you put ink inside an embossing folder, run it through a die cutting machine, then rub another color over the raised part of the card. I advise you to run card stock inside your embossing folder through your die cutting machine first, to see which side is raised and which side is depressed. You will want to rub the ink pad over the side that has the depressed image then holding the paper in place in the center of the folder, close the folder and run it through your die cutting machine.
On the first card, I used Hero Arts Hello Stamp Set and the Cuttlebug folder called Pomegranate Paisley. I used Gina K Sweet Corn ink for the yellow ink and Hero Arts Pale Tomato for the redder ink.
On the second card, I used Couture Creations Magical embossing folder and the inks used were Simon Says Stamp Willow and Hero Arts Forever Green. The paper I used was Canson XL watercolor paper cut to 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″. I used the Willow ink on the depressed side of my embossing folder, which is the front of mine, and ran it through the die cutting machine. Once it was removed, I took it out of the embossing folder and rubbed the Forever Green ink pad over the entire card front. If you miss some spots on your coloring, you can use microbrushes that I found on Aliexpress.
Here are links to some I found for them.
Fuzzy Brush: https://tinyurl.com/fuzzybrush
Foam Brush: https://tinyurl.com/foambrush
I used the sentiment from Impression Obsession stamp set called Wishes. I stamped it in the MISTI on the same Canson XL watercolor paper. The strip was 4″ tall and 4 1/4″ wide so it fit on the card. I knew I’d have to cut it thinner after stamping on it. I stamped Willow ink on it and stamped it three times to ensure a dark image. I then used NUVO clear embossing powder to cover the sentiment and heat set it. I rubbed the Forever Green ink pad over the entire paper to make it as dark as the background. Once the whole sentiment paper was Forever Green, I wiped the words with a clean cloth to remove any ink that was on it.
I used Gina K cardstock in a dark green color and cut it in half on the 11″ length, then used my scoreboard to score it at 4 1/4″ to make a 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ card.
I trimmed the embossed background to 5 1/4″ x 4″ and trimmed the sentiment to as narrow as possible and 4″ wide. I had a thin strip of the sentiment colored paper left over and decided to run it through the Xyron to make the back of it sticky.
I used my pink ATG tape and wet glue called Easy Paper Glue to glue the embossed image to my card base, then put ATG tape on the back of the sentiment as well as the wet glue and adhered it to the embossed image. Then I took one of the strips of paper I’d run through the Xyron and placed it below the sentiment.
I stamped the back with Made for you by Sandy Parker and stamped the envelope with a peg stamp from http://www.pegstamps.com with a stamp called a little Pumpkin leaf
and here’s the link to it. https://pegstamps.com/little-pumpkin-leaf-tiny-peg-stamp.html
The stamp I used on the back of the card came from Stampanda. I went through Groupon to get a discount code for Stampanda, then went to the Stampanda site and found their square self inking address stamps, and looked for the one that I liked, and changed it from an address to “Made for you by Sandy Parker”… Hope that helps if you want to make one for yourself. I think it ended up being around $20 to make it.