Emboss Resist Technique…

I absolutely love the emboss resist technique and it worked so well for me when I used it with the brand new Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set from Stampin’ Up! Available from June 3rd this is a stunning set filled with the most gorgeous sunflower images and sentiments to match. I made this card for my boyfriend’s Mum for her birthday in June. It is bright and cheery and I am sure she will love it.

Handmade card using the emboss resist technique

I started with a piece of Whisper White card (though really I should have used Shimmery White or Watercolour card) measuring 6″ x 4″. I stamped the largest sunflower all over the page in versamark ink and then sprinkled with white heat embossing powder. You can use any colour embossing powder for the emboss resist technique but with the light colours I have used here I thought the white would work best.

It is quite tricky to stamp multiple images in versamark becuase you can’t really see where you have stamped, so if you struggle, try just doing them one at a time and heat setting after every one. I ended up getting my sunflowers really close together but because it is the background I don’t think it mattered at all.

Stampin' Up! Celebrate Sunflowers

Once I had heat set all of the sunflowers I used my Mango Melody stamp pad and my aqua painter to paint the colour onto the flowers. I was going to use Daffodil Delight too, but because you can get multiple tones when you watercolour I decided to only use the one colour in the end. I had to be really careful not to use too much water becuase I had used Whisper White card. It is not designed for watercolouring, so you would be better with a Shimmery White or watercolour card, then you can use a little more water.

The really great thing about the emboss resist technique is that the ink doesn’t stick to the embossed areas, so as you can see in the photo below, you get a really lovely coloured image but the white areas have ‘resisted’ the ink and still shine through brightly.

Detailed view of the emboss resist technique

For the focal point, I used the same emboss resist technique but this time I cut out the sunflower, and added some leaves too, in Granny Apple Green. Such a lovely colour that one is! I used some co-ordinating card, paper and ribbon (in Daffodil Delight) to put my card together, adding a sentiment heat embossed in white onto Daffodil Delight card. If you would like to see how I made the card, step by step, please watch the video below where you can see exactly how I did it.

Video thumbnail for the emboss resist technique

Thank you so much for looking, I cannot wait until the new catalogue goes live, less than two weeks to go now! I will be back over the coming weeks with some more teasers for you, but for now, stay safe and Happy Crafting.

Heather xx

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