Hi Everyone, it's Jenny here, and today I'm back with three more cards showcasing the emboss resist technique (which is our November challenge theme!) In my last post, I gave you four ways to use watercolor as the emboss resist medium. This week I'm using ink blending, and all of the inks I use today are either Distress Inks or Distress Oxide inks, including my most favorite emboss resist technique of all!
There's also a video showing you the full end to end process, which you can check out here, or over on the WOW! Embossing YouTube channel.
My first card features my favorite technique - using Distress Oxide ink blending over dark cardstock. You can also do this with patterned paper.
I used WOW! ink and Clear Gloss embossing powder to stamp The Gray Muse Happiness Blooms stamp across the bottom of a teal panel of cardstock. I then used Distress Oxides in Picked Raspberry (bottom), Wilted Violet and Peacock Feathers to blend over the embossing - fading out about an inch before the top. I used a microfiber cloth to gentle buff any excess ink on the embossing.
This fun technique 'traps' whatever is beneath the embossing powder - in this case teal cardstock (by Gina K).
I also flicked on some water and then dabbed it off with a paper towel, before trimming down the panel and mounting it with craft foam onto a white notecard. The sentiment is from the same stamp . set, heat embossed on black with OBW, and popped up on foam tape. I added some Sparkling Clear sequins for a finishing touch.
For my next card, I stamped the Gina K Majestic Peony stamp three times onto white Bristol Smooth cardstock, and heat embossed with OBW. I then used my blender brushes, and ink blender over the top with a rainbow selection of Distress Inks. I used Wilted Violet, Mermaid Lagoon, Blueprint Sketch, Candied Apple, Carved Pumpkin, Twisted Citron, Picked Raspberry and Squeezed Lemonade. I made sure as much as possible to only put colors that blended well and didn't make brown (i.e. don't put purple next to green!) . When finished I flicked on water and acrylic white paint mixed with water. I also flicked on a little Mermaid Lagoon, and Picked Raspberry, mixed with water, and some Nuvo Midas Touch shimmer pen.
For my sentiment, I heat embossed a small panel of white cardstock using WOW! Fool's Gold. I repeated this then die cut this fab Gina K Hello die from it, as well as from white cardstock 4 times. I then adhered them together.
Once again, I trimmed down my panel and popped it up on a white notecard with green craft foam. The sentiment is from the Gina K Wrapped in Love set, heat embossed in OBW on black cardstock. A few Sparkling Clear sequins added some fun sparkle.
For my final card, I heat embossed the Simon Says Stamp Outline Winter Floral background onto Bristol Smooth cardstock, and heat embossed in Metallic Silver. I then proceeded to use mini ink daubers to add ink and blend it over the top where I wanted it. I used Candied Apple, Fired Brick, Lucky Clover, Twisted Citron and Frayed Burlap. I then used an ink free blender brush to bring them all out.
I also spritzed the panel with a mini mister to create speckles, then added white spatters in the same way as before. I then trimmed down the panel and mounted it with craft foam.
The sentiment is the Big Hugs die by Birchpress Design. I die cut it from vellum for the back piece, and then created my own embossed cardstock again, this time using Primary Chartreuse (two layers) for the front piece which I then popped it on top of the vellum and adhered the whole piece to my card.
The subsentiment is from Taylored Expressions, heat embossed on black in matching Metallic Silver. I also added some co-ordinating Nuvo Drops in Strawbery Coulis Jewel Drops and Vintage Drops in Postbox Red.
I really loved how these three turned out especial the first one - whatdya think?
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