Friday, March 16, 2018

SBTD Blog Hop Background Techniques

It's time to hop with the SBTD (Stampers By The Dozen) Blog Hop team and our theme for March is Background techniques. As your journey along our blog hop, you will be inspired by a variety of techniques and projects created by Stampin' Up! demonstrators from all over the world. You may have just visited Susan's blog or perhaps you are starting your journey here. I hope that you enjoy this blog hop.

I love heat embossing and it is probably one of my favorite techniques to use when creating cards. So today I thought I would share with you two cards I created using heat embossing with the Emboss Resist technique. You can use a variety of different embossing powders for this technique and today I chose to use Whisper White embossing powder and Gold embossing powder.

As you can see, it is possible to create a variety of card designs using this technique and the type of embossing powder will also influence the final design. For both of my cards, I chose to use Whisper White cardstock for the layer to create the design and I added color by sponging ink onto the cardstock using Sponge Daubers.

For this first card, I chose the Lovely Wishes stamp set, from the 2018 Occasions Catalog. This is a beautiful stamp set for Spring cards and I love the elegance of the images and the simplicity of the sentiments. I used Gold embossing powder to emboss the larger floral image onto the Whisper White cardstock and then I gently sponged Lemon Lime Twist Classic ink with a sponge dauber all over the cardstock. Next, I gently wiped over the embossed areas with a tissue to remove the ink from the gold embossing and make it shine.
I added a little extra color to the leaves with a Blender pen and Tranquil Tide Classic ink and for the blossoms I used Peekaboo Peach Classic ink. I loved the way this made the images pop against the Lemon Lime Twist background. The smaller hearts image is from the Amazing Congratulations stamp set and I heat embossed these images with Gold embossing powder in the opposite corners to balance out the design.

The sentiment was stamped on Tranquil Tide cardstock with Gold embossing powder and punched out with the Pretty Label punch. From Gold Foil I punched out two more labels using the same punch and layered them behind the Tranquil Tide piece to create a frame. The Basic Pearls were colored with the Light Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Blends marker to coordinate with the blossoms and it worked beautifully with the gold embellishments. To finish off the card, I attached the design to a Tranquil Tide card base. 

I love the classic elegance of this card design and the way that the colors worked together to create a lovely Spring card.

My second card features the Sale-a-bration stamp set, Lots of Lavender, and I used the large floral image to stamp the Whisper White cardstock layer in Versamark ink and emboss them with Whisper White embossing powder. I sponged Sweet Sugarplum Classic ink onto the Whisper White cardstock with a Sponge Dauber and then gently rubbed off the excess ink from the embossing with a tissue to make the embossing stand out. 

For the sentiment, I die cut an oval using the Stitched Shapes Framelits dies from Whisper White cardstock and embossed the semtiment from the Rose Wonder stamp set in Silver embossing powder. I attached a piece of Fresh Fig 1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon to the center of the card and attached the oval on top of the ribbon with Stampin' Dimensionals. I colored three Basic Pearls with the Light Rich Razzleberry Stampin' Blends marker to coordinate with the Sweet Sugarplum sponged layer and attached them to the Whisper White oval.

To finish off the card, I attached the card design to a Fresh Fig cardstock card base. I love the way the Sweet Sugarplum looks with Fresh Fig to create this pretty Spring card. 

As you can see, it doesn't take a lot of supplies to create with this technique and it can work with a variety of colors and stamp images. The possibilities are endless. 

I hope you have enjoyed my cards today and I hope that they will inspire you to try heat embossing and the Emboss Resist technique for your Spring projects.

Now it's time to visit Lyndsay's blog and see what she has created this month. Just click the Next button below to visit her blog, or if you get lost along the way, use the Blog Hop Roll Call below to find your way. 

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Until Next Time.
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Tricia Butts
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  1. I love the Lots of Lavender card - they are both lovely but that one is divine.

    1. Thank you Courtenay. It's one of my favorites too. I can't wait to try it with other colors. :)

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    1. Thanks Sharleen. I am glad you enjoyed them. :)

  3. Tricia, love your cards, this is one of my favorite techniques too!

    1. Thanks Judi. I love heat embossing and the emboss resist technique is so much fun. It's one of my favorite things to do. :)

  4. beautiful projects - the gold embossing is stunning.

    1. Thanks Susan. I love embossing with the metallic embossing powders. It is amazing the difference they can make to a project. :)

  5. Both cards are so pretty! I love them!

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    1. Thank you so much. I'm glad you liked them. :)