The project I am using to showcase the options was inspired by Meg Loven, altered a bit for a slightly different look.
The first way to use them is to just use the folder like any other folder (not pictured). It could make quite a fun background.
Second, pair the folder with the dies to get a subtle, embossed word. I LOVE that you can emboss and cut ten words all in one go! Note that the folder does come with the dies (hence the higher price).
The fourth way is to cut and emboss the words, then gently, gently run over the words with an inked brayer. You need to go gently to avoid getting ink into the valleys as much as possible.
This option was by far the most preferred one during my Facebook Live, but I think each project has a different vibe, and there’s a place for any of the methods.
I also tried these on a Pebbled Path background, which is also really nice. I prefer the white, but this is nice for a warmer effect.