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Hi Guys,

Congrats to RAHMAT for her take on the foil challenge, you can see her winning entry here
Simple, yet so effective.. 
And the winning doesn't stop there... we randomly picked a commenter and that winner is ....... ALISON HORNE. 
Send me your details ladies and we'll have prizes winging their way to you...

For this month, we are challenging you and the design team with the theme "RESIST TECHNIQUE" We would love it if you play along with us :) You can link up your entries using our link below ! The closing date for this challenge is 26th September 2017. and the winner will receive a gift voucher for £15.00/$15.00 to treat yourself to some WOW! goodies via our website. You MUST use this technique in your entry.

Here's my take on the challenge…

The Resist Technique is basically heat embossing and applying ink, paint or other colouring medium over the top and wiping off, the embossed areas will 'resist' the medium, but it will sink into the background leaving your embossed area 'on top'.
For this I used vellum and Distress Oxide Inks, they took to the vellum perfectly !!
Stamp and emboss the two flowers from the WOW! Thankful stamp set, using WOW! Opaque Bright White Embossing Powder, I did 3 large and 3 small. I also did a take on this card using our Metallic Platinum Embossing Powder… Oh my, I love it, not quite Gold, not quite Silver, just beautiful !!
Anyhoo's back to the project !!
Cut them out, I went as close to the edge as possible without cutting into the design, not bad as I didn't have my glasses on !!!
Colour with the Distress Oxide Inks on top, I used Cracked Pistachio, Broken China and Worn Lipstick. Let it sit on the vellum for a few seconds before wiping off with kitchen towel.

I randomly placed the flowers, before sticking down, so I could see where I wanted to stamp the leaves, these were stamped with Distress Oxide Peeled Paint.
Adhere the flowers with a foam pad, then stamp and emboss the sentiment with Peeled paint and WOW! Clear Gloss Embossing Powder.
Finish off with a bit of Sparkle, add some wet glue to the flower centres and sprinkle with Bridal Sparkles Premium Glitter, shake off excess. Stand back and admire !!!
This is one of the most simplistic ways to 'Resist'. Let's see what you've got !!!
Marion xx

SUPPLIES USED : For your convenience I've listed the WOW! items used in in these projects. The blue button will take you to our UK/EU site and the red button will take you to our North American site.

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  1. Loved the delicate look of flowers on vellum , Beautiful cards !

  2. The vellum flowers looks so pretty Marion and love the soft colours and the sweet sequins to finish. Congratulations to Rahmat and Alison too. x

    1. Thank you Pat... I am a bit addicted to sequins :) xx

  3. So soft and pretty, particularly on the first card. I love my DOIs but haven't tried using them on vellum yet. Will definitely give this a go. Thanks for the inpspiraton!

    1. I came late to the DOI party and I'm loving them and being hybrid they stay wet enough to emboss with :) xx

  4. Congratulations to Rahmat and Alison!
    Marion your card is stunning!

  5. Oooh, love the oxides on the vellum. This is a great technique. Congrats to the lucky winners. Hugz

  6. Thank you so much for this theme, it really brought my design idea together and I had forgotten how much fun the technique is! Just love your card. Best, CG

  7. Ooh what a surprise to see myself as a winner! Its a nice birthday surprise for the 1st, however I just saw the post now. Thank you so much for the shout out!
    Love your card, the vellum flowers look stunning with the embossing!

    1. Congrats on winning and the birthday celebration xx

  8. Love the flowers on the vellum. Gorgeous card.

  9. Congrats on winning Rahmat and Alison!
    Gorgeous look on vellum flowers, so delicate!

  10. Love the cards :) So pretty


  11. I have just realised that this card I did earlier in the month is appropriate for this challenge so have entered it. There are some great entries this month. x

  12. Your cards are stunning Marianne. Thank you for the challenge and beautiful inspirations Karen x


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