Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Emboss Resist

Hello and Happy Tuesday!  Today the new challenge #118 at Hand Stamped Sentiments is all about the Emboss Resist Technique.  This is such a great technique because of it's versatility.  Once you have stamped and heat embossed an image you can do all kinds of things to create one of a kind looks.

For my card I scribbled back and forth across the embossed image with an Aqua Painter and water only.  While the water was still wet I sponged back and forth over the water with various colors of dye based ink.  Where there is water the ink takes to the paper much darker.  It's a cool look and for this card adds to the heat of the safari design.

Do click over to Hand Stamped Sentiments to see more emboss resist ideas.  Try your own project applying this technique and share it with the stamp world on their site.

All supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps - Zoo Review
Inks - Whisper White Craft, More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, & Not Quite Navy Classic Inks
Paper - Neutrals Collection Textured Card Stock (Very Vanilla & Soft Suede), Well Worn & Everyday Enchantment DSP
Accessories - Aqua Painter, Stampin' Sponges, Live Every Moment Embosslit, Regals Designer Buttons, Linen Thread, Vintage Trinkets, Stampin' Dimensionals, Champagne Smooch Paint (mixed with rubbing alcohol & sprayed)

Happy craftin, Elizabeth


  1. Elizabeth,
    This card is AMAZING! I love the texture and ruggedness, like being on the savannah of africa! Awesome!

  2. Love how you created the paper behind the giraffe.....cool technique. Love how you've sewn the buttons together on the card too. All the texture is marvelous.

  3. Great job with the emboss resist- Love the special background you watercolored!!! So much texture and perfect accents to finish off your card!!!

  4. Whoa, what a feast for the eyes! That is one amazing card. The layering, the technique, and the distressing are fabulous! Erika

  5. I'm feeling the need to rent a jeep and put on a sun hat, safari style!! Such an amazing card Elizabeth, your giraffe is just splendid! and I love how you've added the buttons and twine.

  6. WOW! Great job with the color combo and the emboss resist technique. I love the different layers and textures.