Ever since then I have been intrigued with finding ways to replicate the look. I almost purchased the Lifestyle Letterpress kit but after reading reviews determined that it need a revision 2 which never happened. I often wondered if embossing folders could be used but never tried it until now.
So I took just two types of ink to play with, Tim Holtz Distressed Ink and Papertrey Ink's craft ink. I then chose two folders. I only dabbed on the ink much as you would a stamp. I make typical 4.25 x 5.5 cards since you can get two from an 8.5 x 11 sheet of cardstock. However, I noticed that by daubing on the ink the smaller folders got a bit messy around the edges but the larger folder did not. As you can see below.