Simon Says Stamp 3D Embossed Floral Greetings Cards - White Pigment Ink Technique. Watch video tutorial on the blog for the how-to.

Simon Says Stamp | Embossed Floral Cards Take 2. Video. Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello, friends! Yesterday I shared a video featuring Simon Says Stamp new embossing folders and I showed you one of the techniques to use with these folders to add ink to your embossed designs – a pigment ink technique where you ink up the embossing folder itself and use it to print the ink onto the paper. Do watch that video if you missed it, it is a fun one.

Today I have another embossing folder technique to share that gives us beautiful colorful results. Unlike the previous video, for this technique, we will need colored cardstock and white pigment ink.

Simon Says Stamp 3D Embossed Floral Greetings Cards - White Pigment Ink Technique. Watch video tutorial on the blog for the how-to.

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VIDEO TUTORIAL

Watch the video below or on my Youtube channel.

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CARD DETAILS

Simon Says Stamp 3D Embossed Floral Greetings Cards - White Pigment Ink Technique. Watch video tutorial on the blog for the how-to.

The embossing folder I used is Floral Field from Simon Says Stamp and it is a stunning all-over design. Here are a few tips to keep in mind when working with embossing folders:

    • Use smooth cardstock (do not use textured cardstock).
    • Thicker cardstock works best as it can hold the design better and it shows more detail once embossed.

I like Simon Says Stamp and Hero Arts colored cardstock for dry embossing, it is nice and thick and works splendidly for this technique.

  • Mist the paper with water before embossing. This will allow the paper fibers to stretch and will give you deeper embossed results with more detail.

I like to mist my paper on both sides and I can even use my fingers to spread the water droplets across the panel to equally saturate it with moisture. You don’t need to add too much water, just a bit to let those fibers move.

I used various colors of colored cardstock to emboss this design. I was in the mood to play and wanted to create pretty backgrounds for my cards.

WHITE PIGMENT INK TECHNIQUE

When you emboss your designs on colored cardstock, you can use white pigment ink to add details to the embossing.

I used white pigment ink from Simon Says Stamp, you can also use other white pigment ink pads, one from Hero Arts is just as good.

Hold your ink pad parallel to the paper and gently rub this ink pad over the surface of the paper to add white pigment ink onto the raised embossed areas. Do not press hard, simply gently rub the paper. You can press harder if you like, but you might cover up the embossed details too much, so I suggest you go light handed first and if you feel you want more ink – add more ink later. You can always add more, but you can’t remove the ink once you’ve added it and you feel you’ve added too much.

Simon Says Stamp 3D Embossed Floral Greetings Cards - White Pigment Ink Technique. Watch video tutorial on the blog for the how-to.

I’ve found I prefer the light color cardstock best, I like the softness of the light color cardstock and white pigment ink, but it is a matter of personal preference, and you might like the dark backgrounds more.

ADD A SPIN TO THIS TECHNIQUE

You can also add a spin to this technique and instead of using white pigment ink, use colored pigment ink. For example, dark pink pigment ink on a light pink cardstock panel. This is just something extra for you to try.

I picked using white pigment ink as it is the most universal and I feel like everyone has a white pigment ink in their stash now, plus it can be used for so many different techniques. It is a true staple to have.

Simon Says Stamp 3D Embossed Floral Greetings Cards - White Pigment Ink Technique. Watch video tutorial on the blog for the how-to.

I kept on playing with my embossing folder and various types of cardstock. I also explored new 130lb cardstock from Simon and it worked perfectly for this technique, provided you sprayed it with water beforehand. I also tried something different – I experimented using colored ink pads to color the background. I used pigment ink and also later dye ink. I used the same application method as I did with the white ink pad, but this time I was applying color. I didn’t quite like the finished result, maybe I needed to try other colors of ink, but I still wanted to show you the process (watch the video) and this idea in case it inspired you to give it a try in your craft room.

FINISHED CARDS

I used several backgrounds to make quick and easy greeting cards – I trimmed some backgrounds to 4 x 5 1/4” and foam mounted to A2 white card bases. The blue background was adhered as it. I also heat embossed beautiful hexagon sentiments using Simon’s Antique Gold embossing powder and Hexagon Greetings stamp set. Finally, I embellished my cards with gold sequins and white jewels!

BLOG HOP

Use code SPGKN7 for a free Speckled Egg Mini Distress Ink Pad! This promotion will expire 11/8 at 11:59 pm EST.

If you arrived from Amanda Korotkova, the next stop on this hop is Lisa Addesa. Start over at the Simon Says Stamp Blog.

GIVEAWAY

We’re giving away a $25 coupon to every stop on the hop from your blog comment section. We’ll choose your winners over the weekend and post on our Simon Says Stamp blog on Wednesday, the 11th of November.

SUPPLIES

I’m listing the products I used below. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!

Simon Says Stamp Embossing Folder Floral Field
Simon Says Stamp Embossing Folder Floral Field
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Simon Says Clear Stamps Hexagon Greetings
Simon Says Clear Stamps Hexagon Greetings
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Simon Says Stamps and Dies Hexagon Greetings
Simon Says Stamps and Dies Hexagon Greetings
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Simon Says Stamp Hexagon Greetings Wafer Die
Simon Says Stamp Hexagon Greetings Wafer Die
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Simon Says Stamp Mega Thick White Cardstock 130#
Simon Says Stamp Mega Thick White Cardstock 130#
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Simon Says Stamp Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Cardstock
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Hero Arts Hero Hues Cardstock
Hero Arts Hero Hues Cardstock
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Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
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Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine
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Spellbinders Deep Sea Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Deep Sea Die Cutting Machine
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Mini Misti Stamping Tool
Mini Misti Stamping Tool
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Hero Arts Water Mist Spray Bottle Mister
Hero Arts Water Mist Spray Bottle Mister
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Simon Says Stamp White Pigment Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp White Pigment Ink Pad
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Hero Arts Clear Embossing & Watermark Ink
Hero Arts Clear Embossing & Watermark Ink
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EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
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Simon Says Stamp Antique Gold Embossing Powder
Simon Says Stamp Antique Gold Embossing Powder
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Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun
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Tonic Studios 8.5 Inch Paper Trimmer
Tonic Studios 8.5 Inch Paper Trimmer
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White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
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Crystal Ninja Crystal Katana Pick Up Tool
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Simon Says Stamp Big Momma Foam Tape Roll
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131 Comments

    1. Beautiful cards! Not only did you the embossing folders that are my favorite part of this release, but you also used the Hexagon Greetings stamps and die that were my favorite from an earlier release! They work wonderfully together!

    1. This technique looks very intriguing… I think I like the white ink the best.. These new embossing folders are really beautiful.

    1. Hi, Yana – You have made some first-class A number 1 gorgeous cards here, lady!! Thanks for sharing the products with us and inspiring us!!
      Blessings on you now and always.
      Lori S in PA

    1. Beautiful cards! Love the embossing folder…
      Thanks so much for sharing.

    1. You did an excellent job on these card’s love this technique and love how these embossing folders are 3D they really make these cards pop with these colors that you used on them

    1. Your cards are so beautiful. Love to see them in the different colors.

    1. This is a fun technique!! I really love the white on the darker backgrounds. Time to pull out the embossing folders!

    1. I love this technique and so easy to produce a breathtaking result. Thanks for the tips on how to achieve this.

    1. Love these cards Yana. Enjoyed watching your videos. Awesome SSS release.

    1. Wow…amazing cards…thank you for the video of coloring the embossed card…some good ideas there…the embossing folder is gorgeous…

    1. I adore these new embossing folders! So gorgeous, Yana! I really appreciate all your helpful hints for getting the best results! Thanks so much for the great inspiration. Take care! 🙂

    1. I love the flowers. They make me feel happy. I think I can do this now because of your tutorial. Thank you.

    1. Your cards are so beautiful, Yana! I really love this technique!
      Thanks so much for making a tutorial showing us how you made your gorgeous cards!!

    1. Beautiful cards. Really enjoyed your video and all your tips and inspiration!

    1. Thank you for the tips on using embossing folders! I have a small collection but sometimes get stuck on how to use them. These are great ideas and I can see using a snowflake folder on blue card stock with white pigment ink!!! The peach card stock you used with the white pigment ink is simply yummy. Gorgeous. My favorite. I see what you mean about using a lighter colored paper with white ink. Thanks, Yana!!!

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