Emboss Resist Technique

This month’s challenge at the Mix It Up Challenge Blog is emboss resist. (Or you an also do Anything Goes.)

My card was quite simple: I started with a card topper, and stamped it with Versamark using Stampin’ Up! Something Lacy background stamp. I then added white embossing powder and heated it. (You could also use clear. You’ll get the same effect if you’re using white cardstock.)

Next I took four different colours of Distress Oxides, and lightly added them to the card. I say lightly, because I didn’t want the colours to be too bright and overtake the flowers I was going to add.

Next I took a piece of paper towel and wiped the excess Distress Oxide ink off the embossing.

Using similar coloured cardstock, I stamped, then cut out my flowers using the matching dies. These were done using STAMPlorations Trendy Spring Blooms stamp and dies.

I added some leaves, then put my flowers at different levels using sponge foam.

I actually foiled some vellum with a birthday greeting on it, but decided it covered up too much of the background. So I ended up using a small greeting from Inspired by Stamping called “Creative Tags”. I cut that out using a mini-tag punch from Martha Stewart.

Once I’d done all that, I felt the card was a little bare, particularly at the top. So I added some liquid perfect pearls.

And that was it, done.

If you would like to join in the challenge, please pop over to the Mix It Up Challenge Blog. Our challenges run the entire month. We would love to see you there!

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