Faux Letterpress Technique with Embossing Folder Using Eileen Hull’s ColorBox Blends

by | February 17th, 2017 | 3

Hello – this is Julia Aston, a member of designer Eileen Hull’s Creative Team. I am excited to be posting here on the ClearSnap blog with a project using one of Eileen Hull’s Sizzix dies, one of her embossing folders and ColorBox Blends Ink!

I’m illustrating the fun technique of inking inside of an embossing folder before embossing. I used it on panels to decorate one of Eileen’s die cut boxes.

Supplies needed:

  • ColorBox Blends, Tutu
  • Sizzix ScoreBoards XL Die – Box w/Scallop flap & Flowers
  • Sizzix Textured Impressions Embossing Folder – Daisy Wreath
  • white matboard
  • white wrinkled seam tape
  • black rhinestones

To create the inked embossed panels that I will layer onto the box, I inked the inside of the front of the embossing folder using Tutu ColorBox Blends ink.  It was so easy to get full coverage with the foam applicator!

I inserted a panel of white card stock into the embossing folder and ran it though my machine.  Inking on the inside front of the folder colors the background.  If you ink on the inside of the back of the folder it inks the raised pattern.  Try out both and see which you like best when trying this technique!  Always wash the ink off of your embossing folder immediately after use.

I die cut the box out of mat board and inked around all the edges that would be exposed.  Again, an easy job with the convenient foam applicator on the ink! I traced the sections onto the embossed card and cut them so I could layer them onto the box.

I put the box together and inked around all of the embossed panel edges.

There are two flowers that come on the box die.  I cut several and inked them with the Tutu Blends.

I adhered the flowers to the front of the box and added black rhinestones to their centers

I wrapped a ribbon around the box…..

…. tying the bow in front with several loops to make it full.

So that’s my project and I hope it inspires you to try inking your embossing folders and to try these wonderful new innovative inks!! I invite you to visit Eileen Hull on her blog, on Facebook, and instagram.

You can find me, Julia Aston, on my blog at Create with Me

I’m so glad you stopped by at the ClearSnap Blog today!

3 Responses to Faux Letterpress Technique with Embossing Folder Using Eileen Hull’s ColorBox Blends

  1. Eileen hull says:

    What a great technique Julia! And you never got ink on your hands ? Would be great to give a special gift card in.

  2. Anne R says:

    A beautiful project Julia, I love that Tutu pink, it really does bring the embossing out beautifully. x

  3. Bonnie says:

    Beautiful box, Julia! Thanks for the tutorial!

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