Wednesday 23 November 2016

Emboss Resist Technique at #coffeeandcard

We made some colourful cards this week at coffee and card using the 'Emboss Resist' technique - which was really popular and creates a stunning card.

Here are some of our finished cards:

If you have never tried this technique, it uses heat embossing, with inks and sponges to create the colour background. Here is a quick step-by-step guide:

  1. Starting with a layer of Whisper White Card, rub the Embossing Buddy over the card to avoid static and prevent any oil from your fingers being transferred to the card.
  2. Stamp the image (in this case we used Frosted Medallions) in Versamark Ink.
  3. Sprinkle White Embossing powder over the inked areas, brush off any loose powder
  4. Use a Heat Tool to set the powder, which will create a glossy image.
  5. Rub your sponge into the inks of your choice, then rub the sponge onto some scrap/grid paper to make sure it is 'primed'
  6. Apply the ink from the sponge all over your background, and the stamped images will resist the ink. 
  7. Continue with different colours/shades as necessary, building up slowly.
  8. Use a kitchen towel or soft tissue to buff up the white image and remove any loose ink.
  9. Stamp the sentiment of choice, and layer this, together with the finished panel, onto your base card.
This technique works with any stamp set.  I personally think this Frosted Medallions stamp  makes a perfect Wedding card (It's also on offer at 20% off this week). 
Here are some more examples:

Let me know if you like the inclusion of the technique in my posts - if it is popular I will try and include more in future postings. There are of course plenty of You Tube vidoes too. Just search for the Emboss Resist Technique.

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Frosted Medallions Stamp set
Frosted Medallions stamp set just £14.40 until 28th November 2016

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