Project Wednesday: Emboss Resist

April 11, 2012 by  
Filed under Blog, Tutorials

During the fall holiday season I shared a blog post tutorial featuring the new line of Hero Arts Stamps and Sizzix Embossing Folders. For that project, I stamped the image using a variety of inks and embossed the cardstock using the folder. Today my project shares a technique for bolder color using the same stamps and folders. Here’s how to make this card:

1. Cut a panel of smooth white cardstock slightly larger than your stamp/embossing folder image. I used the Artistic Fern.

2. Ink the stamp using Embossing Ink and stamp onto the cardstock. Cover the ink using white embossing powder, remove the excess, and emboss using the Zap! heat tool. You can certainly use other colors of embossing powder besides the white, but the white gives a great contrast to bold colors.

3. Color the entire cardstock surface using a variety of Distress Inks using a foam blending tool or makeup sponge. Ink the edges using Chalk Ink for added definition.

4. Place the stamped panel into the matching embossing folder and run it through a Sizzix Big Shot or other compatible die cut machine.

Assemble the rest of the card using American Crafts cardstock, twine, Patchwork Party paper, Everyday Fun Borders,  and a wood banner sentiment. The heat embossing combined with dry, raised embossing from the Sizzix folder makes for a dynamic combination! If you give this technique a try, be sure to post in our Scrapbook Express gallery!

See you tomorrow for Julie’s new challenge!


One Response to “Project Wednesday: Emboss Resist”
  1. joyce says:

    Happy to try this beautiful technique

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