Friday, 2 December 2016

Less is More - Challenge #304 - Emboss Resist Technique

I added up how many Christmas cards I think we need just the other day and it looks as if we might well even have some left over! However, it's still nice to make a few Christmas cards at this time of year - albeit without the pressure to 'batch bake'.

Less is More have a really great theme this week, use the 'Emboss Resist Technique'. I've only done this a few times before now but immediately thought of a NBUS Christmas stamp which needed an outing. And this is what I made:
I used:

- 5.75" x 5.75" square white card blank

- a snippet of white card for the stamped layer, rubbed over with an anti static bag

- stamped the image using VersaFine and a 2012 wood mounted Penny Black stamp called 'Crystal Drops'

- sprinkled a good coating of Stamp n Stuff 'Detail White' embossing powder onto the image and tapped off the excess before setting it with the heat gun

- used a blending sponge to add Tim Holtz Distress inks over the image from the following ink pads: Milled Lavender, Spun Sugar and Tumbled Glass

- rubbed over the whole panel with a piece of kitchen roll to remove any ink from the white outlines

- trimmed the image down to size, backed it with a full layer of white fun foam and glued it to the card front

Slap my wrists for not using this stamp before now! I think all the very fine detail worried me a bit - am now thinking of how it would look on black card and embossed in gold :)

Edit: Encouraged by Darnell and Loll, I'm also playing along in this month's CAS Mix Up Card Challenge, where you need to use Stamping + Sponging + Your Choice (my choice is resist/heat embossing).




34 comments:

  1. It's lovely Di, and I think it also would be stunning with gold on black

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  2. Ooh I love this Di! Stunning!
    Lucy x

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  3. Fabulous card, Di. I love the delicate colours and it's such a beautiful image. I'm sure the image would look great in gold on black or white on navy. xx

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  4. Extremely pretty Di and I love the way you have blended and overlapped the three colours which looks gorgeous. I think your idea of black and gold would work beautifully too. x

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  5. Aah, I think this is the coolest whimsical image, Di! I love how you have sponged your starry sky! You should edit your post and enter Loll's current CAS Mix Up Challenge!! Hugs, Darnell

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  6. This is pretty and has inspired me to have another go at this technique Tfs xxx

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  7. So pretty end elegant - and I agree, the black/gold combo would look great and totally different. Or in greens on a white background to use as a background for a die cut deer.... I'm sure now it's seen ink once it will see it many times in the future
    Jane

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  8. So very pretty Di. Love that image!! Would love for your to enter over at CAS Mix Up where this month's challenge is sponging! Hope to see you there. xx

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  9. Hi Di,
    what a very gorgeous card, and I love your fab stamped image for this wonderful technique.
    Great colour blending with your inks too, and the colours are so very pretty.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  10. Ooh very pretty in pink. Well done for hitting your target, now all we need to do is write them! I'm looking forward to the black and gold version - maybe one for next year...

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  11. As always a lovely creation Di and pretty soft pastels.

    Have a good weekend.

    B x

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  12. A gorgeous card I love the combination of colours you have used xx

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  13. Lovely card Di....like your colour choice and great ink blending.....care to give me a few lessons? Good idea to put foam behind too!! xx

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  14. I love the resist technique and have just finished a card myself. But it's very different from yours, which I like very much!
    Lia xx

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  15. Cannot believe you have never used this stamp before now! Great stamp, and a lovely card Di! x

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  16. What a gorgeous card Di, one of my favourite techniques used here. I love the colours too.

    Sue xx

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  17. Beautiful card, Di. The resist technique is lovely and shows that NBUS stamp to perfection. Love the ink colours you chose, very delicate. Having some cards left over means there is less pressure for next year too - you could even take January off! Hugs, Elizabeth xx

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  18. So very pretty Di! I think it would look great in black and gold or silver and green or practically any two contrasting colours but I really love the pink and blue - so delicate! xx

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  19. This is so lovely l like the layout of your card so beautifully presented and that stamp is gorgeous ! xx

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  20. This is quite simply divine Di. LOVE the colours and the white embossing.

    I'm a bit behind on Xmas . . . still need to make 10 cards. I've been needing to do that for about 2 months now! *Sigh*

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  21. YAY!! So excited to see this beauty linked up to CAS Mix Up! xx

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  22. Very sweet and delicate CAS! Love your detailed embossing and the colours blending!

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  23. Stunning card Di! The delicate shades of colour behind your tree are so beautiful. Absolutely adore that tree stamp too - think you have 'enabled' me you naughty girl......now where is my purse? Anyway, thanks so much for joining us at Less is More xx

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  24. What a beautiful card Di! It's a stunning image, and looks amazing with the pretty colours softly inked over it. I agree, black and gold is the next version to go for... wow! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Less is More :)

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  25. What scrummie colours you have used here and the result is bootiful. Hugs Mrs A.

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  26. A stunning and beautiful scene Di, gorgeous colour choice and perfect use of the emboss resist technique. Always love to see you play along at Less is More and glad you seem to have made all your Xmas cards! Sarah x

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  27. What a beautiful stamp, Di! And a gorgeous resist background! Love the soft colors with the dainty white embossed scene! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

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  28. Aw Di, this is beautiful! Love your delicate colour combo and the stamp is just fabulous! xxx

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  29. Gorgeous heat embossed image and sponged background, which makes an Emboss Resist Technique card :-) So beautiful...you must do again Di. So pleased you added your card to this months CAS Mix Up challenge :-) Hugs, Nancy

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  30. So soft and delicate. Isn't a good feeling to have all the cards completed in a timely manner?!

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  31. So lovely in the soft pink and blue - it really sets of the white embossed image - thanks for joining us in the CAS Mix Up Challenge! Julia xx

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  32. Gorgeous!I too have not done this emboss resist technique very often. In fact, only at a class methinks!

    Yours is so pretty and feminine looking. A perfect card for a single girlfriend!

    Thanks for the info about the healing of your sliced knuckle...
    Mine looks not too badly now. Just red still around the first knuckle...but oh so tender to touch. Doctor now thinks there may be some nerve damage as it was a deep cut. I did manage to pull out the debit card today a few times as I was on a mission to finihs up my Xmas shopping. Just Al and son-in-law left now. Methinks a Costco trip might finish them off. Seems there are always things in the manish aisles...tools, electronics, cameras.etc) I just want to be finished!

    I am off to pack Mums house and sort with my sister as to who gets what and where everything else is going. Then it is just a matter of getting it all packed. Sister is a farmer and time is short for her, so once she shows me what she wants, then I can just go on a packing spree. Shouldn't be too bad and Mum pout labels on a lot of items so it narrows down shat is left to be sorted.

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