It's new challenge day at Less is More and this week we're back with our Recipe challenge. This week we have a technique for you and it's one that can create some fabulous effects. We would like to see you...
Use an Emboss Resist Technique
Apologies again, just one card for you this week. I was away last weekend and have had two evening meetings this week as well as visiting a friend so I've struggled to make any more in the evenings. Hopefully things will now slow down a little....I hope so, I've not really started my Christmas cards yet! But here's one to add to my pathetically small collection so far!
I decided to use the work of the awesome Heather Telford as my inspiration. Heather is an amazing artist and I particularly love her snowscape creations. I've seen her previously create snow on branches using emboss resist so I decided to give it a go. If you have time you really should pop over to her blog, you certainly won't be disappointed.
This look is created by stamping first in VersaMark, and then shifting very slightly, only a millimetre or two, before stamping again in coloured ink. I used black here. The MISTI was the perfect tool for this as I stamped and then just shifted my card up a touch before stamping again, you could use a stamp positioner for this too. All the stamping is then heat embossed in clear so that when you ink blend over the top the stamped images resist the ink.
I finished by stamping the sentiment and then adhering the panel to my card base on some fun foam.
- Stamps: Card-io - Branching Out; Paul Pascual - Christmas Messages
- Ink: VersaMark; Versafine - Onyx Black; Distress Ink - Stormy Sky, Tumbled Glass, Victorian Velvet
- Embossing Powder: Rubber Stampede - Clear
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I love how this turned out, although I shifted the card a little more on the lower branch than the upper one...it was obviously snowing heavier lower down! lol :)
Thanks so much for joining me today, and please don't forget to visit my teamies over at the challenge blog for lots more emboss resist inspiration.