So I think this is kinda fun! Now I know that this has been done with Cuttlebug and Quikutz folders so I had to try this with Impression plates! (I am sure someone has done this with the IP's and I have just had my head under a rock! hehe!)
EDIT: I just got a message from my friend....check THIS out! Pine did some amazing things with this technique! We were thinking along the same lines!
What I did was take the impression plates, rub ink all over them, center the card stock and then ran them through my Big Shot! Here are 2 cards I made using this technique and at the end I have some pics of how I did it!
I think it looks AMAZING with the wood grain plate! So much texture already but the ink just adds more!
Then I made a more "girly" card to go with the first card! I tried to use some bright colors I might not usually use! :) On this impression plate, I used Raspberry Fizz! I have to say looking back I wished I would have re-inked my RF pad but it came out ok, but just with a lighter, softer look! I can imagine what it would have looked like with a nice dark impression!
I tried to keep each card very simple to highlight the impression!
Run it through your embossing machine and here is what you get....
Next I tried it with the wood grain and Burnt Umber Palette!
Here is the Kraft card stock after running it through the machine...
Such a fun way to make that impression really pop!
I hope you enjoy my cards! I really like the outcome using the Impression plates so if you have a link to a project where you have used it, link it in a comment! I would love to see it!
Hope you have a great day!