Tuesday, October 15, 2013

I've Been Published - Embossed Resist Technique

I have to say that I am really excited!!  Several of my cards were published in the new CardMaker Creative Color for Card Making special issue.  This is my first time having a card published (actually it is the first time I even submitted a card) so it is a big deal for me.  I thought I would share one of the cards that uses one of my favorite techniques, Embossed Resist.  It is very easy and fun to use.

1.  White Glossy Cardstock
2.  White or Clear Embossing Powder
3.  VersaMark Ink
4.  Anti-static Pouch
5.  Dye Ink
6.  Blending Tool or Sponge
7.  Stamps
8.  Paper Towel

Brush the surface of the glossy cardstock with the anti-static pouch to eliminating any static and moisture.  Stamp with VersaMark ink, add embossing powder, and heat set.

Use a blending tool or sponge to apply dye ink over the entire surface.  The embossed areas will resist the ink.  Wipe the paper towel over the surface to remove any excess ink.  This will bring out the embossed image.  I used the label die cut in the center and used both pieces for my card. 

I wanted a thin border behind the sentiment so I used the same size die and cut two dark purple pieces.  I cut the first one in half horizontally and cut the ends off of the second one.  I arranged these pieces and attached them behind the sentiment so the edges just peeked from behind.

I layered the die cut section on a piece that I stamped with the same background stamp with the same colored ink.

Here is the finished card again.  Detailed instructions for this card can be found in the gallery here.

Here is a similar card, using the same background stamp with Tangelo Memento ink.

Go here to see another card I previously posted that also uses this technique.

If you have never used this technique, you really need to try it!!  It might become one of your favorites, too.

E. Marie

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Shona Erlenborn said...

Absolutely stunning Marie - no wonder it was published! I have to give this technique a try I just love the result.

Brenda said...

Congrats on being published! They're both gorgeous and the colors are beautiful....

Donna Ellis said...

Thank you for the tutorial, Marie! Your cards are so pretty. Congratulations on being published, too! hugs, de

Kim S said...

Congratulations on being published! A great card as always!

Gita said...

Hi Marie! Congrats on being published!!! Beautiful card!

Eret said...

Congratulations on being published! Both these cards are really gorgeus. They look so elegant and pretty.

Gerlinde said...

Great cards and congratulations on being published! How exciting!