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Clean + Simple Card: Using Ink with your Embossing Folders to create fun, interesting backgrounds

Hey friends! Today I'm sharing a clean + simple card I made using ink with my embossing folders to create that cool brick background. The ink paired with the embossed texture creates an extra layer of interest without a lot of extra noise or bulk. If you'd like to see how to execute this technique and take your embossing to the next level have a look HERE.


I love the clean, classic look of an embossed background, but adding a bit of ink like I did to the card on the right, added a layer of interest without any bulk and without a lot of extra noise. The fully inked background (on the left) might be a bit much to consider it "clean and simple" but I think the partial still keeps it within the boundaries of clean + simple, plus adds some extra interest to the design.

The Bumblebee card stock I used for the layer panel and the flower die cut is going to retire at the end of April, 2022. This color is part of the 2020-22 In-Color palette from Stampin' Up! The In-Colors only last two years so if you like this color, stock up now before the retirement list comes out next week! In-Colors are some of the first products to disappear when the retirement list is announced.

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Here is a list of ALL of the products I used to create the card for today, along with item #'s for easy shopping:



149643 Brick + Mortar 3D Embossing Folder

155965 Iconic Dies

158201 Art Gallery stamp set

147118 Gray Granite ink pad

153077 Bumblebee card stock

131201 Pear Pizzazz card stock

159276 Basic White card stock

144219 Pear Basic Jewels


Thanks so much for your interest in the card today. If you enjoy watching card videos, please check out my YouTube channel for more card ideas and don't forget to subscribe so you don't miss a card!



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