Friday 7 June 2024

Thoughtful Expressions Enjoy Your Day Card using the Emboss Resist Technique. Stamp n Hop Blog Hop - June 2024

 Good Evening Everyone,

I'm taking part in this Month's Stamp n Hop Blog Hop and our theme is 'Emboss Resist Technique'. It's definitely and Oldie but Goodie. I love this technique as it's relatively easy to do and you can create some amazing effects.

Today I've used the Thoughtful Expressions Stamp set and created a dramatic background, with a softer colour humming bird - both using the Emboss Resist Technique.

What do you think?


Thick Basic White Card Stock

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

Basic White Card Stock

1pc - 3 7/8" x5 5/8"


Moody Mauve Card Stock



Take the Thick Basic White card stock and fold along the score line to create your card base.

Rub your emboss buddy across the Basic White card stock, ink up the larger floral image in Versamark ink and cover it all. Also stamp the hummingbird onto scrap piece of Basic White. Sprinkle with clear embossing powder and heat set using your heat tool. Hover the heat tool over the powder until it all melts and becomes shiny. 

Once it has fully cooled add ink with your blending tools. I used Pretty Peacock and Moody Mauve for the flowers - adding lots of ink (slowly building it) to get a deep rich colour. I went in with the Moody Mauve first and lightly covered all the flower Heads, just so I could see where they were. Then I went in with Pretty Peacock and covered the whole piece - making sure to be a little lighter over the flower heads. Once happy with that coverage, I added some more Moody Mauve over the flower heads to give a deeper colouring to them. 

Now, take a dry cloth and rub it lightly over the panel. Ink soaks into the raw card, but as the technique name suggest, it 'resists' over the embossing. Lifting off any ink that is just sat on that embossing with give you a brighter image and more of a contrast against the colours.

Repeat this colouring process for the hummingbird, but use Moody Mauve, Pretty Peacock and Crumb Cake lightly this time. Fussy cut leaving a nice even border.

Cut out a 2" circle in Basic White and a 2 3/8" circle in Moody Mauve with the punches.

Ink up the smaller flower image in crumb cake and stamp in the top left. Add a little ink to the image using your blending brushes. Add a pearl to the centre of the flower head.

The sentiment is in a line and too long for this design, but I really wanted to use it, so I inked up each word (masking off the other words as I inked,) Add Enjoy & Your under the flower head on your circle, then stamp day onto a scrap and trim.

Layer the Basic White circle to the Moody Mauve circle, having the edge by the flower on the Basic white right up to the edge of the Moody Mauve circle below. This give it a little more interest, and then leaves the perfect space to add the Day sentiment.

Add this piece to the card front, centrally, but slightly off to the left. Add the humming bird off to the right.

I hope you have enjoyed my card today - I loved making it! Please take a minute or two to continue through the hop - the,  ladies who have joined today are incredibly talented so you are bound to get lots of inspiration

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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


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  1. Absolutely gorgeous Vickie. Loving the dark dramatic background. Thanks for hopping along with Stamp n' Hop this month.

  2. Love your card Vickie, the embossing really pops on the pretty peacock background x


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