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.

Would this work if you covered the whole folder with ink, and then embossed? I guess it would just colour the raised or depressed bits depending on which side of the folder was inked.
Scrappin Annie  |  Wed Apr 4, 2012 at 2:58 PM
Hi Scrappin Annie,
Yes that would work as well. We have a tutorial for that technique HERE.
beate  |  Wed Apr 4, 2012 at 3:16 PM
Thanks, Beate. I have seen a dry stamp "kissing" an inked stamp before, but never thought to use an embossing folder. Thanks for the tip!
Janet Nelson  |  Wed Apr 4, 2012 at 5:45 PM
I do not see the tree solid image stamp in this tutorial ? I just see a solid oval, so am not sure what you are getting at, even though just from the oval I see your concept. thx.
bluemoon  |  Wed Apr 4, 2012 at 9:26 PM
What a cool idea. I have a few solid stamps like this is another way to use my solid stamps other than the two way stamping that is usually done. Also another way to expand using all my embossing folders. TFS
DebbyP  |  Wed Apr 4, 2012 at 10:39 PM
Wonderful!! .... Another creative way to use embossing folders. Thanks Again.

Craft smiles  |  Thu Apr 5, 2012 at 6:03 AM
Thanks so much. I really needed that instruction. I have been trying to train myself on the use of copic markers. Love their blending qualities. Hummingbird turned out so lifelike. Cannot ait to try out your tips. Another tip...I have a small 3 inch tile piece, I use that to put color on and then pull back off with the lighter shade of color. easy lean off with baby wipe. Just another idea.
Thanks for another wonderful detailed tutorial.
Smiles, Judy
Craft smiles  |  Thu Apr 5, 2012 at 6:22 AM
Amazing!! Do the gelatos only come in sets?
The tutorial was great. Thanks.
Craft smiles  |  Thu Apr 5, 2012 at 6:42 AM
peggy  |  Thu Apr 5, 2012 at 2:14 PM
Wow!!!! I have to try this!!!! What an easy way to give an image some pop!!!!
angela  |  Fri Apr 6, 2012 at 9:51 AM
This is a wonderful idea! I can't wait to go play! Thanks for sharing the "how to clean it," I always wonder when I try a new concept.

He IS Able!
Traci S.
Traci S.  |  Fri Apr 6, 2012 at 6:39 PM
Tried this earlier today with fingers crossed it would turn out gorgeous. And it did! This is such a fun technique. Another use for embossing folders and an excuse to get some more. LOL
Jeanne  |  Sat Apr 7, 2012 at 5:23 PM
I had to try this..it is beautiful. I used the butterfly stamp from SU Dreams du jour, daffodil yellow ink, an ornate folder inked up in night of navy, then a the daffodil on the folder on white paper..does that make any sense?? Thank you for the great idea!
Rosalie Doyel  |  Sat Apr 7, 2012 at 7:10 PM
Katy She's adorable!! I've heard such awsoeme things about Tomboy markers!! I have Marvy and once they dry out I'm going to replace with the tomboy!Love this image!!Maria
Lakshit  |  Mon Jul 2, 2012 at 8:21 PM
Never thought of this....great tutorial Beate...and great idea!
Susanne Gleason  |  Thu Aug 14, 2014 at 7:13 AM

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