A few days ago I decided to play with a new technique. I have done Emboss Resist with Clear Embossing Powder a variety of ways but I saw some big name Crafter demonstrating a couple of new resist techniques. (I think it was Jennifer Macguire – not sure) Anyway the first one was pretty much something I had done before– You take a piece of Whisper white card stock, dust it with the powder tool and stamp your images in Versamark ink (I used the flower from So In Love Stamp set). Then you add white embossing powder and heat set the image until you see the embossing powder turn shiny. Then you sponge on some dye ink, in the card below I used Mint Macaron, then you wipe the excess off the embossed areas with a soft cloth. Sounds easy, it is. This looks a little different than if you had used clear embossing powder but not much. In this card the big difference for me was a defective jar of embossing gave me an unexpected but not bad result. My embossing powder says Whisper white but when it was heated up it was an exact match for Very Vanilla. Wow! SU doesn’t carry a Very Vanilla powder and I don’t think they ever have. So I’m thinking of just relabelling this jar and I will have a color no one else does.
To finish the card I trimmed my resist sample and mounted it on the front of an A2 Very Vanilla card base. I used a piece of the Mint Macaron taffeta ribbon to add detail and cover the top edge of the emboss resist piece. I stamped the Sentiment from the Party Animal Stamp set and added three rhinestones in the upper left.
So that was resist technique 1 but did you know that you could do a resist with no electricity or powder? All you need to do is stamp with Versamark give it a few minutes to dry (like a count of 10), sponge on your dye ink and wipe off the excess with a soft cloth. Look at this — you get a soft 2 tone effect. the white of the cardstock shows where the versamark was stamped but it is not shiny like the one with the embossing powder. I like this effect and will be doing more of this technique..
I made an anniversary card for a dear friend with this piece of resist by adding it to a top folding cardbase to which I had applied a piece of Designer series paper in Mint Macaron. I then stamped the sentiment on a piece of vellum with Versamark and gently heat embossed it with silver embossing powder. I finished the card with a narrow Silver ribbon wrapped and tied with a bow and stamped a sentiment on the flap of the envelope. Here is the inside. Since I was using scraps of whisper White to play with these techniques I had a leftover piece that I finished into a gift tag. I just added some drops of dazzling details glitter glue in the upper right and lower left as accents and voila! a finished gift card/tag. Hope you enjoyed seeing this and try it out yourself it is sooo…easy!
‘Til next time…Happy Stamping!