Saturday, November 17, 2012

Emboss Resist Technique

Here's another oldie but goodie, from before I started my blog. If I remember right this card was inspired from a design in the Stampin' Success magazine that demonstrators receive. This wedding or anniversary card (or whatever kind of card you need) uses the emboss resist technique and it's super easy to do!  The stamps and embossing folder have retired, but you can still use this design idea. Here's how you do it:  Stamp your choice of background image in Versamark on Very Vanilla or Whisper White cardstock. Then heat emboss that image with white embossing powder (or really any color of embossing powder of your choice.) Next is the fun part - choose two ink colors that you think blend well together with whatever embossing powder color you used. Using a sponge or sponge dauber randomly apply the two inks all over the cardstock. The amount of darkness of the ink is whatever your taste is. Next take a tissue to rub the ink off the top of the embossing powder, just so it's extra clean. Not much ink should come off.

Then finish the card to meet your needs with ribbon, embellishments, labels, tags, etc. Then for a final effect you can also dry emboss the envelope flap on the Big Shot with a similar design and then sponge that with your two colors too!  Very elegant! 

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