Tutorial by Linda Fields

Welcome to Minute Mondays where you’ll create a beautiful mark in a matter of minutes! This Bamboo Card was made using an Altenew embossing folder and Altenew inks but any folder and inks you have will work. I recommend using water reactive inks to create unique backdrops.

Bamboo Card Handmade by Linda Fields


  • Embossing Folder
  • Distress Inks – Pads
  • Mixed Media Paper
Altenew Embossing Folder & Inks Used


  1. Ink the “cut” side of the embossing folder. I combined several greens.
  2. Mist your paper with water to get a deep embossment.
  3. Run embossing folder with paper through your die-cutting machine.

Can you believe it? That’s it! Add a contrasting ink around the edges and high points if you want a little more drama and framing, put on a card base using double sided foam or sticky tape and that’s it! Congratulations! You just proved a card can be created in 5 minutes or less!

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While other kids played at recess, I was on the bench quietly drawing. Nothing's changed. I'm still creating on this lifetime quest to "Leave a Beautiful Mark"

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