Emboss Resist technique on a masculine card
The Emboss Resist technique works perfectly for this masculine card:
(This card was inspired by Sue Lepako whose original can be seen on Pinterest athttp://www.pinterest.com/pin/110901209547745178/)
Before you do any embossing, be sure to use the Embossing Buddy to remove oil from your fingertips and static from your cardstock – just give it a quick swipe across the cardstock and you’re good to go Ink up the World Map stamp in Versamark and stamp onto Whisper White cardstock (4″ x 5 1/4″), be sure to press firmly to get all the detail in this stamp. Pour on Black Embossing Powder and tap off any excess. Use the Heat Tool to melt the embossing powder. Be sure to heat until the powder gets shiny but don’t overheat or the embossing powder will actually melt into the cardstock and you will lose the raised, shiny embossed image.
Use a Stampin’ Sponge (cut them into 1/4’s) to rub inks across the embossed image in a soft circular motion. I used Soft Suede, Always Artichoke and Night of Navy. After you sponge the inks onto the cardstock, go back and add a little more to deepen the colors. It’s OK to overlap the colors a bit, just keep going in a soft circular motion to get a soft application of color.
Add some Linen Thread to the left side and tie a know. Layer this to Soft Suede cardstock (8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ folded at 4 1/4″). Stamp the greeting from Chalk Talk in Versamark on Whisper White cardstock (don’t forget to use the Embossing Buddy first though!) and emboss with Black Embossing powder and the Heat Tool. Sponge the same inks over the embossed greeting and punch out with the XL Oval Punch.
Stamp the frame image from Chalk Talk in Versamark (you know to use the Embossing Buddy first and emboss with Clear Embossing Powder and the Heat Tool. Die-cut the embossed frame with the coordinating Chalk Talk Framelit. Layer the embossed greeting to the embossed frame with Dimensionals and add to the front of the card with more dimensionals.
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