My Life Scripture

Philippians 4:4-7 (ESV English Standard Version) Holy Bible
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let the reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds through Christ Jesus.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Cuttlebug Tutorial Part 2 "Inking the Embossing Folder"

This is a series of tutorials using the "Cuttlebug" by Provocraft

I am not employed by Provocraft.  Everything is from my own experience and personal opinion.

This piece of white paper was embossed using the Cuttlebug embossing folder "Tiny Flowers" (without ink)
Same paper, same added before embossing!
You will need ink of your choice.  I use pigment ink because it dries very slowly.  I like ColorBox pigment ink because it comes in such a variety of colors, lasts a long time, and gives a rich smooth finish.  The small container makes it easy to apply, too.
Open the folder and spread/pat ink over the back of the front cover.  Add as much or as little as you like.  Place it where you want it.  The more you add, the more will be on the paper when it is embossed.  It is best to pat the ink on the mat for a thick coverage.  Spreading the ink doesn't give the coverage that patting it on does.
If you have Embossing Markers, you can really get specific with the ink placement!
Place the paper inside the folder.  Do this carefully.  It is easy to smudge the ink on the paper.  You may not mind the smudge, it depends on your project.
Put the 'sandwich' through the Cuttlebug.
A plate, B plate, embossing folder (with paper inside), B plate
Give the 'sandwich' a slight push at the beginning, then roll through to the other side.
There you have it...inked, embossed paper!
Please note the variations in ink application.
You control this!  It depends upon how much ink you use and how it is applied.
Clean up is so easy!  Pigment ink dries very slowly and cleans up beautifully!
The ink will literally go down the drain!
I have never used dye ink on an embossing folder, so I don't know how it cleans up!
Running water cleaned all the ink off!  I used a paper towel to dry the embossing folder.

Thank you for visiting!


Sheila aka SassyLady said...

I will have to try this. I have never used ink on the cuttlebug folder but I have used paint and it was wonderful. Thanks for showing us.

Anonymous said...

I just learned to do this with Versa Mark and empossing powder.
The Versa Mark goes on like the ink. Then emboss and after removing the paper, pour the powder on the paper and heat,
Now I have learned from you how do do ink.