Using a Brayer on an Embossing Folder!

Snowy Trees,

Day 3 of the Woodland Embossing Folder Tour!!! You can check out Day 1 here and Day 2 here! Today I’m going to show you how it looks to add ink to the other side of the Woodland Embossing Folder! Let’s get started!

For this technique, you will want to use your Brayer or just turn the ink pad upside down and ink up the side of the embossing folder that says Sizzix. This is the more solid background and not the trees. I found that the Brayer gave a more solid bold look to the folder and you won’t fall into the trees like you do when you use the ink pad. That’s just a personal preference. I’m just excited to finally use my brayer since it has been in the drawer for longer than I would like to admit and I just never knew what to do with it! Now I’m going crazy using it with this new technique. I used Pool Party ink in the samples today but you could use Basic Black for a night time look or even yellow/orange for a sunset/sunrise look or green for a forest look. There are so many possibilities. Once your folder is all inked up, you will place your cardstock inside and run it through the Big Shot. You might want to rub on the folder a little bit before opening it and pulling out your cardstock just to make sure you have good coverage! Now you can use it on your project!

For the sample above, I layered it onto Real Red cardstock and then a Pool Party card base. I used the greeting from the Sheltering Tree Stamp Set and cut the banner tips with the Banner Triple Punch! I added a little heart that I punched with the Itty Bitty Accents Punch and Red Glimmer Paper! I love it. This card could be used all winter long for any occasion!

Spring Time in the Forest,

I went for a more spring look with this card! I added little flowers from the Sprinkles of Life Stamp Set and coordinating Tree Builder Punch! I added these to the card with Mini Glue Dots! I thought I needed more color in this card so I added a piece of Calypso Coral cardstock at the bottom and tied some Whisper White Satin Ribbon around it. For the greeting, I used the Lovely Amazing You Stamp Set and punched it out with the 1-3/4″ Circle Punch. I layered it onto a 2″ Pool Party Circle. Of course the greeting was added to the card front with Stampin’ Dimesionals! I love the Spring look. Can we just jump from Fall to Spring???

If you want to see this technique in action, check out the Video Tutorial below or click here! Don’t forget to give it a thumbs up if you liked it!!!

Which of these cards that I shared over the past few days are your favorite? Brayer the Trees? Sponge the Trees? Brayer the Background? Let me know in the comments below!

Happy Stampin’


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