Embossed Kisses

by Susan Roberts

Using solid stamps and embossing folders, get a unique and interesting look every time.


  • Solid Image Stamp (Waltzingmouse "Teeny Trees" used here)

  • Embossing Folder (Provocraft "Victoria" used here)

  • Neutral cardstock

  • Ink


  1. Step 1

    Apply ink to the solid image stamp.

  2. Step 2

    Apply ink to the inside of the embossing folder. You can use either the positive (raised) or negative (grooved) side of the folder. (The negative side of the embossing folder was used here.)

  3. Step 3

    Using quite a bit of pressure, press the inked solid image stamp onto the inked embossing folder. Pull it straight up to remove.

  4. Step 4

    Stamp image on cardstock, again using quite a bit of pressure to transfer as much ink as possible onto the paper.

  5. Step 5

    Finish your project.



    Be sure to try both the positive and negative sides of the embossing folders for different looks!

    Try inking up the solid stamp only and then pressing it onto a clean embossing folder. This gives another interesting look.

    Ink up the solid stamp with more than one color of ink and get yet another unique look.

Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Embossed Kisses. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

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Questions and Comments

We'd love to get your feedback or questions. Leave your comment below.

That's really cool! I never ever thought to stamp with my embossing folders!!! Thanks for the idea!!!
Melanie  |  Wed Apr 4, 2012 at 3:10 AM
Love this technique. Can''t wait to try it. thanks for sharing.
SuzieQ12  |  Wed Apr 4, 2012 at 3:16 AM
what great ideas thank you
erna morgan  |  Wed Apr 4, 2012 at 3:49 AM
Great Technique. If I use the negative side, how do you clean the ink when it gets down in the grooves?

And should I use any specific type of ink for this project. I also think using acrylic paint on the positive side would be beautiful, along with Versa Mark to quickly glitter or use embossing powders.
Dee Snow  |  Wed Apr 4, 2012 at 5:01 AM
Hi Dee! If you're using water based dye inks, a quick swish under running water and they're clean smile. She's using Stampin' Up! ink which is water based. If you use paint or solvent based inks, just be sure you use a cleaner meant for those products.
lydia  |  Wed Apr 4, 2012 at 5:27 AM
Super! I will definately try this!
Hanne Danielsen  |  Wed Apr 4, 2012 at 5:28 AM
I have an old battery operated toothbrush ready and waiting to get into the groves of things like this and stamps that need a bit more help to get the ink out of the groves.It works great. A regular toothbrush would work too.
Donna Polley  |  Wed Apr 4, 2012 at 5:54 AM
Do the embossing folders get stained after inking them? AND...
What do you clean the embossing folder with?
Patty Courtney  |  Wed Apr 4, 2012 at 6:26 AM
if you are using dye inks, just hold your folder under running water to clean. For pigment inks, I used a baby wipe first, then water.
If you are planning on using solvent ink, you will have to use a cleaner made for those inks.
Dye and pigment inks didn't stain my folder.
beate  |  Wed Apr 4, 2012 at 6:47 AM
Michelle Shell  |  Wed Apr 4, 2012 at 7:35 AM
Why have I not tried this. How cool. And easy. Love the look.
Linda  |  Wed Apr 4, 2012 at 8:40 AM
LOVE this technique! HOW do you come up with these techniques? You ladies are ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS!!!!!!! Thank you!!!!! smile
Becky Green  |  Wed Apr 4, 2012 at 8:44 AM
What a wonderful concept! Thank you so much! I've got some solid stamps that I wish had more texture to them, this is PERFECT to fix that problem. I can't wait to try it out!
Michelle  |  Wed Apr 4, 2012 at 9:29 AM
Can't wait to try this. Why does work have to get in the way? Wait, if I didn't work I couldn't support my habit.
Debbie (grammatroll)  |  Wed Apr 4, 2012 at 10:44 AM
You've done it again!!! Another great technique!!
Sharlene  |  Wed Apr 4, 2012 at 10:56 AM
Beautiful! I can't wait to try this!
Debbie  |  Wed Apr 4, 2012 at 11:23 AM
Oh how fun. I can't wait to try this.
Mary Ann Huntington  |  Wed Apr 4, 2012 at 11:29 AM
that is WONDERFUL!!!! Never thot of this before!! Cannot wait to try this.....thank you!!
diane winter  |  Wed Apr 4, 2012 at 12:50 PM
How cleaver is that, can't wait to have a go at it TFS
Margaret J  |  Wed Apr 4, 2012 at 1:27 PM
Oh wow, brilliant - I am totally going to try this!! Thank you so much for the inspiration!
Helen Berry  |  Wed Apr 4, 2012 at 1:33 PM

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