Welcome to the November 2020 Technique Blog Hop! I’m excited to be a part of this fun collaboration with fellow Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators. This month’s theme is Emboss Resist. Keep reading to see my project below, then make sure to hop over to the other blogs to check out more great projects featuring the Emboss Resist technique.
The Emboss Resist technique is where you heat emboss a stamped image on cardstock and rub ink color over the area. The parts that are heat embossed resist the color, allowing the image to stand out from the color.
For my cards, I stamped the large sunflower image from the Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set with Versa Mark on a 5-1/8″ x 3-7/8″ piece of Whisper White cardstock. With the embossing, I decided to try out the White Embossing Powder (left) and Clear Embossing Powder (right). The white embossing looks good on the white cardstock, but the clear embossing looks a little dull on the white (I’ve used clear embossing powder on colored cardstock and it looks great there).
Once the images are heat embossed, I sponged some ink over the cardstock. I used Bumblebee for the main color all over. Then, Soft Suede in the center of the flowers. And, finally, a little Pumpkin Pie in the non-stamped areas for some depth. When I was done sponging the colors, I used a tissue to wipe off any excess ink from the embossed areas. The white embossed flowers stand out much better than the clear embossed flowers.
Each stamped piece was layered on a 5-1/4″ x 4″ piece of Basic Black cardstock. This layered piece was then adhered to a Bumbleebee cardstock card base (11″ x 4-1/4″, scored at 5-1/2″ on the long side).
The sentiment was stamped with the Black Memento ink on a 1″ x 3-1/2″ strip of Whisper White cardstock. Then I punched both ends of the strip using the Lovely Labels Pick A Punch. This piece is added to the center area of the card using Dimensionals.
Even though I used different colors of the embossing powder, both cards turned out nice. Though, I prefer the white embossing over the clear embossing for this card. I think the white stands out nicely against the yellow. The clear embossing works well if you are wanting a more subtle look.
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