Create Colorful Backgrounds with Embossing and Memento Ink

by Steph Ackerman

Memento Dye Inks are fast drying inks that work perfectly with embossing folders. The acrylic folder allows enough time to add assorted colors of inks on the surface of the embossing folder and also cleans up well. You can create wonderful and unique backgrounds using assorted dye inks and the embossing technique acts similarly to a printing press. This is a wonderful way to create personalized and unique cardmaking projects.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 45 minutes


Step 1

Ink embossing folder with Memento Dye Ink in Morocco, Peanut Brittle, and Olive Grove colors. This color combination works beautifully together.

Step 2

Cut white cardstock to fit the embossing folder. Place cardstock in an inked embossing folder and run through the embossing machine.

Step 3

Ink edges of embossed panel with Memento Ink in Pistachio.

Step 4

Use a sponge dauber to ink white ribbon with Memento Ink in Peanut Brittle.

Step 5

Stamp the “Thank You” sentiment on white cardstock with Memento Luxe pigment ink – Tuxedo Black (Memento Luxe is pigment ink compliment to the dye ink line). Emboss with Imagine Embossing powder in Clear. Die cut the sentiment and mat with larger die cut.

Step 6

Wrap embossed panel with ribbon. Mat with brown cardstock and adhere to card. Add die cut sentiment to center of card with foam adhesives for dimension.


  • Unity Stamp Co. – Abundant Blessings
  • Cardstock – white, brown
  • Cuttlebug Embossing Folder – Anna Griffin
  • Spellbinders Oval dies
  • Ribbon
  • Die cut and Embossing Machine
  • Heat Tool

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