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Embossing resist and custom paper

This month we are focusing on favorites and I've got plenty of favorites on this card. I used my favorite technique, embossing resist. I also used another of my favorites for the sentiment, negative die cutting. 

I started out by stamping this months featured stamp (De-Vine, another of my favs) with Versamark embossing ink on watercolor paper and embossed it with White Pearl Embossing powder. It looks great as a resist and gives a lovely shimmer. I knew I wanted to use this months featured embossing powder, Calypso, so I used colors that would match it when I colored the background. I used distress ink on a craft mat to color the background, spritzed some water and smooshed the stamped paper in it a few times until I liked the look. It turned out really pretty. 

I die cut the sentiment out of the background and mounted it with foam squares on black cardstock to make it pop. I also adhered the in-between shapes to the sentiment. I made my own custom glitter paper by embossing strips of paper for the sides. I embossed each two times to make the powder cover and be extra glittery. It's soooo pretty! I also embossed a banner with the word birthday from the everyday sentiment set using white embossing powder on black cardstock. I really like this card and hope you do too! 



  1. Beautiful and classy, love the colours and embossing, looking great!!!

  2. love your card...and the calypso EP looks fantastic

  3. Love the negative die-cutting too... The background is lovely in colour and design. Very striking card.

  4. I am being so inspired by the cards this week & this beauty is no exception! 2nd reminder today to use my DIs more (they have bn neglected somewhere). Yr background is absolutely gorgeous & the negative die cutting is such a cool impact! Really really lovely ideas. C☺

  5. A stunning project. Beautiful colours and design. Love it. x


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