Saturday, January 7, 2023

Stamping With Friends Emboss Resist Technique Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stamping With Friends Blog Hop as we start off the New Year with a fun technique. This month we have been challenged to create a project using the Emboss Resist technique and I can't wait to see what my fellow Design Team members have to share with us this month. This is one of my favorite techniques and I can't wait to share my project with you.
For my card design, I chose to use the new Watercolor World stamp from the new January-April 2023 Mini Catalog to create my background. My emboss resist has a twist to it, as I stamped the image first with ink and then heat embossed the image with Clear embossing powder to create the resist as I sponged on the ink for the oceans. I love how it turned out and it makes a great masculine card for a variety of occasions.
Products Used:
Watercolor World stamp set (item #160708)
Something Fancy Bundle (item #160425)
Starry Sky Cardstock (item #159263)
Basic White Cardstock (item #159276)
Crumb Cake Classic Ink Pad (item #147116)
Old Olive Classic Ink Pad (item #147090)
Tahitian Tide Classic Ink Pad (item #159210)
Orchid Oasis Classic Ink Pad (item #159214)
Versamark Pad (item #102283)
Basics Embossing Powders (item #155554)
Metallics Embossing Powders (item #155555)
Rustic Metallic Adhesive Backed Dots (item #159082)
Stamparatus (item #146276)
Sponge Daubers (item #133773)
Blending Brushes (item #153611)
Mini Stampin' Dimensionals (item #144108)
Starry Sky Cardstock
Card Base - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" (Scored at 4 1/4")
Sentiment Label die cut with the Something Fancy Dies
Basic White Cardstock
Card Front - 5 1/4" x 4"
To create the background for this card, I stamped the world image several times to create the emboss resist. I used the Stamparatus so that I could stamp the image multiple times in the same position, using different inks, to create the design. First, I stamped the image using Crumb Cake Classic ink and then I sponged some Old Olive Classic ink onto the lighter areas using a Sponge Dauber, to create more depth and dimension. Next, I stamped the image over the top of the existing Crumb Cake stamped image using Versamark ink and then heat embossed the image with Clear embossing powder. This creates a clear coating over the original stamped image so that it will resist the ink when I sponge the oceans. To create the oceans, I gently sponged some Old Olive ink around the edges of some of the continents to create some contrast. Next, I sponged the card front with Tahitian Tide Classic ink using a Blending Brush, building up layers of color over the embossed image. To finish off the background, I gently sponged some Orchid Oasis Classic ink around the edges of the card front and gently over the embossed area to deepen the color of the oceans. Using a tissue, I wiped the card front to remove the excess ink from the embossed image to make it pop. To create the sentiment, I used my new favorite bundle, Something Fancy, and stamped the sentiment with Versamark onto a scrap of Starry Sky cardstock and then heat embossed it with Gold embossing powder. I die cut the sentiment using the coordinating die from the Something Fancy Dies from the bundle, and attached it to the card front with Mini Stampin' Dimensionals. To complete the card design, I added two small Rustic Metallic Adhesive Backed Dots to embellish the sentiment label. I love how the Starry Sky cardstock makes the card front pop and the Gold embossing for the sentiment just helps step up the design to the next level. 
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I hope that my card design will help inspire you to give this fun technique a try and create your own beautiful projects. There are so many wonderful possibilities to explore. 
Please take the time to visit with my fellow Design Team members and share some love by leaving them a comment, letting them know what you love about their projects. Just click on the links in the Roll Call List to visit their blogs. I hope you enjoy the rest of our blog hop.

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Until Next Time

Happy Stamping,

Tricia Butts
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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  1. Lovely card Tricia, I love this stamp set x

    1. Thank you Mo. It's a great stamp set. Can't wait to play with it more.

  2. Oh my gosh! Love the colours! This stamp set is amazing!

  3. Great idea to use color and clear. I may have to try this.

  4. The colors on this card are WOW! Great card!

  5. Oh, what a great idea. Color the image and then emboss with clear! Brilliant. Going to have to put this into my list of things to try. This is a beautiful card.