|CARBON PAPER EMBOSSED SAMPLES|
I'm pretty sure someone, somewhere has put this one up too, but I haven't seen it yet! Its a stupidly simple idea too - just pop a sheet of carbon paper (blue side down towards your paper) inside your embossing folder before winding through your Cuttlebug or Big Shot.
You get the same result as inking up your folder without making a mess (not that this has ever deterred me, but I know its an issue for some folk). The blue and white is, as they say on all the home reno shows "on trend" at the moment, and you can get some really cool results by re-using the carbon paper with a second patterned folder.
I did this with the top example (the paisley), apart from being lighter, if you look closely you can see shadows of the little flowers in the background. The carbon is fairly stable, but you could probably spray some sealer on top if you want to be extra sure that the blue stays in place.