Emboss Resist is a technique that I go back to again and again. I just can't help myself. I love to play around with effects, colors, cardstocks, etc. And now that Stampin' UP has the new In Color line of colors, I have 6 more lucious colors to play with. Oh, what a hard life we stampers lead. ;)
I played with 3 of the new colors for this card and I did a little bit of a twist on the technique.
Rather than using Clear Embossing Powder on white cardstock and sponging over it with ink, I chose to use clear powder on a colored piece of cardstock.
To make this card:
1) I cut a piece of Vintage Violet cardstock at 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches and folded this in half to make my card base.
2) I used the Love It hostess stamp set (Level 2) and stamped the small line of 3 hearts in a row across the bottom of the cardstock in Vintage Violet ink. LOVE that tone on tone effect!
3) I cut a piece of Marigold Morning cardstock at 5 1/2 x 2 inches. I stamped the large heart (from the Love It set) across the cardstock 4 times using a VersaMark pad. I then sprinkled Clear Embossing Powder over the images and shook off the excess.
4) I used my Heat Tool (embossing gun) to melt the powder. (For a quick brush up on Heat Embossing, CLICK HERE to see step-by-step directions at Stampin' UP's website.) I let the embssed images cool. The images took on a deeper tone of the Marigold Morning cardstock because of the clear embossing powder.
5) I then took a Stamping Sponge and sponged Cranberry Crisp ink over the cooled embossed images. I sponged a few layers of ink on so that my heart images popped out even more.
6) I adhered the Marigold Morning cardstock on a piece of Cranberry Crisp cardstock that I cut at 5 1/2 x 2 1/4 inches and then adhered this on my Vintage Violet card base.
7) To finish off my card with a greeting, I stamped the words "Thank you very much" from the Much Appreciated stamp set with Basic Black in.
This card literally only took me about 10 minutes to make. Super easy, but very eye-catching. :)
Have a happy and creative Saturday! I plan to start on a new project for a very special exciting week coming up in just 9 days from now. I'll share that with you all this week. :)