Simon Says Stamp | NEW Holly Jolly Release - 3D Embossing Floral Cards

Simon Says Stamp | NEW Holly Jolly Release – 3D Embossing Floral Cards

Hello, friends, and happy Friday! Today marks the new release from Simon Says Stamp – Holly Jolly! And while the name suggests it is a Holiday one, this release boasts a gorgeous set of 3D embossing folders to be used all year round. I have a video tutorial to share showcasing an inking technique and a set of 3 cards made using one of the folders from this release.

I’m inviting you to come back tomorrow for another set of cards featuring a different technique with these folders. Let’s dive in!

Simon Says Stamp | NEW Holly Jolly Release - 3D Embossing Floral Cards

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VIDEO TUTORIAL

Watch the video below or on my Youtube channel.

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CARD DETAILS

Here are a few tips I’ve discovered while working on these cards:

Tip #1: Use pigment inks to ink your embossing folders

I’ve found I get the best results when I ink the embossing folders using pigment inks. I used Avery Elle pigment inks for these cards, but I think any other pigment inks would work for this, try what you have in your stash. Distress Oxide inks might also work well, give them a try if you have Oxides in your stash.

Simon Says Stamp | NEW Holly Jolly Release - 3D Embossing Floral Cards

Tip #2: Apply ink directly to the embossing folder

I tried various application methods, and going directly to the embossing folder with my ink pad seemed to work the best, it gave my soft subtle results. I also used a brayer to apply ink. Using a brayer works well if you plan to use just one color of ink, if you use several ink colors the edges between the colors end up being too harsh.

Simon Says Stamp | NEW Holly Jolly Release - 3D Embossing Floral Cards

Tip #3: Use thick cardstock for embossing with 3D embossing folders

While I didn’t mention this during my video, it is best to use thick cardstock for embossing with 3D Embossing folders. This will give a deeper embossed image. Some papers take ink differently, so if you are not getting the results you want – try switching up to a different brand of cardstock for your embossing/inking.

Simon Says Stamp | NEW Holly Jolly Release - 3D Embossing Floral Cards

I’ve really enjoyed working with these embossing folders – they give beautiful, impressive results in just minutes. Plus, there are many beautiful techniques to be used with the embossing folders and I plan to explore them as I continue playing with these tools.

Have fun creating!

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 Peony Bundle
Simon Says Stamp Embossing Folder Peony Bundle
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Folder Tumbled Hexagons
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Folder Poinsettia Oval
Simon Says Stamp Embossing Folder Poinsettia Oval
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Folder Floral Field
Simon Says Stamp Embossing Folder Floral Field
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Folder Forest Border
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Folder Fall Foliage
Simon Says Stamp Embossing Folder Fall Foliage
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Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine
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Simon Says Clear Stamps Just Because Word Mix 2
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Avery Elle Pixie Pigment Ink Pad
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8 Comments

    1. Thanks for the video, Yana. Love your work. I wish we had been able to see more holiday- or fall-themed items. Nevertheless, I enjoyed the video.
      Lori S in PA

    1. Beautiful cards! It is refreshing to me to NOT see just holiday/seasonal ideas right now. These would be lovely multi-use cards… b-day, greetings, sympathy…. An idea for those that are concerned re stamp pad contamination would be to use daybeds at the intersecting areas, they work nicely! Thanks so much for sharing your ideas and posting a nicely demonstrated video

    1. I love your demo on how to ink the embossing folder. Thanks for showing that to us! Pretty cards and I like the lighter versions, also.

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