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Can I use embossing folders, VersaMark and embossing powders together?

Have you ever tried to emboss an image and found that even though it is raised, it still needs something else? Like maybe a second color? Or, if it’s an image like a flower and you use just red paper, it looks a little strange because the leaf is red too? I’ve seen a lot of videos where they show you how to use ink in your embossing folders to create a two – toned background. That’s great because then you can use green paper for the leaf and ink the flower in red. I wanted to try a new technique – using VersaMark ink and then embossing powder to make the image stand out!

The first time, I took the embossing folder and put the VersaMark ink on the front side of the folder. I inked up all but the leaf, put my paper in and then ran the folder through the Cuttlebug. Once it came out, I chose a raspberry color embossing powder and this is the effect:

The second time, I put the ink on the back of the folder everywhere but the leaf and ran it through my Cuttlebug. I used the same embossing powder, but had to use the backside of the paper that was embossed because that’s where the VersaMark was. Here is the result from my second attempt:

Here is what the Sizzix embossing folder looks like:

They didn’t come out great, but I think with a little more practice I’ll get the technique down! I think the first one came out better. Hope you like this new (or new to me) technique!

About scrapsecrets

Fairly new to scrapbooking and learning as I go. I wanted to share some of my tips with others who may be new to scrapbooking or card making. Feel free to comment or make suggestions on any of my work or ideas - I love feedback! Especially if it's about a new product I should try - I love getting new material! Check out my other blog for tips on party planning, ideas for party themes and how to stretch your party budget! *I do not get paid to endorse any of the products and/or retailers I talk about in my blog.*

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