Saturday 13 August 2022

Shaded Summer Emboss Resist Birthday Card. Stamping INKspirations Technique Blog Hop. August 2022

 Good Evening Everyone

I am taking part in this month's Stamping INKspirations blog hop and our theme is Blending. 

I'll be honest, it's not my strongest skill, but I do love to have a go. So, I've decided to do the Emboss Resist Technique today. It's a really easy technique and you can create some amazing results,


Starry Sky Card Stock

1pc - 4 1/8" x 11 3/4", scored 5 7/8"


Basic White Card Stock

2pc - 5 5/8" x 3 7/8"



Take the Starry Sky card stock and fold along the score line to create your card base, then add one of the basic white pieces to the inside.

One the remaining piece of basic white, stamp the smaller floral image from the Shaded Summer stamp set in versamark in all over. Sprinkle with clear embossing powder and then heat set. Pop to one side until it's completely cooled.

Now, bring in Fresh Freesia, Highland Heather, Polished Pink and Sweet Sorbet inks and your blending brushes.

start with by loading up your blending brush with Fresh Freesia and lightly apply the ink to the bottom quarter, then add highland heather to the next quarter, polished pink to the next and finally Sweet sorbet to the remaining space. I do this to gove myself a rough marker of where my colours are going to sit.

Then go back in and add more ink to get deeper tones, but build up the layers slowly - You can always add more but you cannot take it away! where the colours meet you need to go back and forth with both brushes 'blending' that join line together. 

Once you are happy with how the background looks, take a dry paper towel and lightly rub over the embossed area to remove any ink that has settle there.

Add this panel to your card front.

On a scrap of Basic white stamp the larger floral image in Starry Sky and fussy cut, removing the small closed flower head.

Also stamp the sentiment and angle the left hand side, layer this to a scrap of Starry Sky card stock and trim down. 

Add both the flower and the sentiment to the card front.

colour in three of the Pearls with your Highland Heather Blends and add to the sentiment piece.

Also add some of the smallest pearls to the centre of the flowers.

I hope you have enjoyed my card today - please take a look at the list below and continue through the hop to get lots more tip, tricks and inspiration on Blending Techniques. Start with Angie's Project - just click the Next Button


Angie McKenzie  ●  Teri West  ●  Aurélie Fabre

Tricia Butts  ●  Karen Henderson  ●  Mo Rootes

Lorraine Tierney  ●  Leonie Stuart   ●  Marieke Bart

Linda A. Moore  ●  Annette Ball  ●  Gez Carpenter

Ann Krucek  ●  Vickie Littlewood

Here's a list of supplies I used in today's project, click on the images to head over to my online store Product List

If you are on Facebook, why not pop over and check out our community group Craft & Banter. If you have a passion for paper craft, are brilliant at baking or a super talented seamstress then we would love to see you there. We share all types of crafting, run challenges and giveaways & generally have a right good natter.

See you soon 




  1. Gorgeous cards Vickie, love the emboss resist technique x

  2. I love emboss resist! So much fun and your card is beautiful.

  3. Beautiful Emboss Resist Technique card!


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