So Very Blessed: Embossed Resist Technique

Hi Guys! I hope you love today’s card as much as I do! Pink and gold is such a stunning combination. To create my card, I used a resist technique with watercolor and heat embossing. The white embossing really makes the sentiment pop and I added a gold foil mat and gold thread for the perfect touch of elegance.

The sentiment is from the Taylored Expressions So Very Blessed stamp set. I think the scripty “blessed” makes a beautiful focal point and the “by your friendship” is one of 5 supporting phrases included in the set.

TE So Very Blessed by You Friendship Card

I started my card by stamping the sentiment on watercolor paper using VersaMark ink and the Misti Precision Stamping Tool. Then I sprinkled on white embossing powder and set it with a heat tool.

TIPS:

  • Rub a powder embossing bag over the paper before stamping so the embossing powder sticks only to the versa ink and not the oil from your fingerprints.
  • Use the Misti Stamping tool for perfect placement of your stamped image. This also allows you to stamp the image multiple times in the exact same place…perfect for mass production or fixing an incomplete stamped image. 

When the embossing cooled, I spritzed the watercolor paper with water until it was fairly wet. Next, I pressed an acrylic block onto an ink pad and then smooshed the inked block onto the wet paper. I used a paper towel to dry the block between each “ink up” and color change.

TIP:  Hybrid ink and waterproof dye ink does not work for this watercolor technique. I tried it with Stampin’ Up! Classic Ink, My Favorite Things Hybrid Ink, and Hero Arts Shadow Ink—only the Stampin’ Up! ink gave good results. 

NOTE: Background ink colors are Stampin’ Up! Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight and Rich Razzleberry.

After I was finished applying the ink, I flicked on some Gold Wink Of Stella by squeezing the brush and flicking it against the cap.

When everything was dry, I mounted the watercolor paper to gold foil cardstock. I wanted to add some height so I mounted it on a piece of craft foam cut 1/8″ smaller than the gold foil.

I applied some adhesive with my tape runner to an A2 white card base and attached some looped, gold thread. Then I attached the sentiment piece  at a slightly wonky angle for some added interest.

I was inspired to created today’s card by the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Emboss It and the AAA Challenge: Resist Technique.

SUPPLIES USED TO MAKE TODAY’S CARD:

Links to supplies used to create today’s project are provided for your convenience. Where available, compensated affiliate links have been used.  This means I receive a small commission when products are purchased through those links here on my blog. Using these links costs you nothing extra and helps me afford to share my crafty creations with you. You can read more about this on my disclosure page.  Thank you — I really appreciate your support!

Neenah 110LB Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 110LB Solar White Cardstock
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MISTI Precision Stamping Tool
MISTI Precision Stamping Tool
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Scor-Pal Scoring Board
Scor-Pal Scoring Board
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WOW! Heat Tool
WOW! Heat Tool
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Scotch ATG Adhesive Applicator Gun
Scotch ATG Adhesive Applicator Gun
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White Craft Foam Sheets
White Craft Foam Sheets
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ZIG Wink of Stella GLITTER GOLD Brush Tip Marker
ZIG Wink of Stella GLITTER GOLD Brush Tip Marker
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 LARGE GRID PAPER Pack Pad (50)
LARGE GRID PAPER Pack Pad (50)
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Taylored Expressions BLESSED SCRIPT Die
Taylored Expressions BLESSED SCRIPT Die
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Taylored Expressions SO VERY BLESSED Cling Stamp Set
Taylored Expressions SO VERY BLESSED Cling Stamp Set
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Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD
Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD
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WOW Embossing Powder OPAQUE BRIGHT WHITE SUPER FINE
WOW Embossing Powder OPAQUE BRIGHT WHITE SUPER FINE
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WATERCOLOR PAPER PAD
WATERCOLOR PAPER PAD
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Hero Arts Sm Acrylic Block Trio
Hero Arts Sm Acrylic Block Trio
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Ranger Inkssentials MINI MISTER Spray Bottle
Ranger Inkssentials MINI MISTER Spray Bottle
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DMC Metallic GOLD Embroidery Threa
DMC Metallic GOLD Embroidery Threa
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DCWV Foiled Cardstock
DCWV Foiled Cardstock
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Happy Crafting!
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Taylored Expressions Rainboot Bouquet Thank You Card

Taylored Expressions Rainboot Bouquet Handmade Card

Hey guys! Happy Spring! It’s such a nice sunny day here in Florida…I’ve been so lucky to be able to share my home (and the sunshine) these last few weeks with some of my family from upstate New York. I’m glad they were able to enjoy the sand and sun before returning two days before a blizzard snowed them in at home.

Today’s card is a reminder that Spring is here! It was created with the Rainboot Bouquet stamp set and matching die from Taylored Expressions — a great stamp set for Spring and Summer!

I stamped the rainboot image in Memento Black Ink on Copic X-Press cardstock and cut it out with the matching die. Then I colored it in with Copic markers. I stamped the sentiment on a stitched oval which I cut out with My Favorite Things Die-Namics.

TIP: Use the Misti Precision Stamping tool for perfect placement of your stamped images. I recently purchased my Misti and I LOVE it! Besides perfect placement, you are able to re-stamp over an image when you don’t get a complete stamp the first time.

For the background of my card, I mounted some retired Stampin’ Up! designer paper onto a mat layer of black cardstock. I almost always use a 4″ x 5.25″ mat layer on my A2 cards — I like the 1/8″ border that size mat gives.

To finish off my card I added some iridescent sequins which I attach with Micro Glue Dots. The micro glue dots are the perfect size for attaching sequins and other tiny embellishments.

I’ve entered today’s card in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge — A “Bit O’Green”  The pretty tulips bring a bit o’green to remind everyone digging out from all of the recent snowfall, that Spring is here and warmer weather is just around the corner. 🙂

And the 30 Day Coloring Challenge — Even though I’m not able to color everyday the challenge encourages me to color whenever I can.

SUPPLIES USED TO MAKE TODAY’S CARD:

Links to supplies used to create today’s project are provided for your convenience. Where available, compensated affiliate links have been used.  This means I receive a small commission when products are purchased through those links here on my blog. This costs you nothing extra and helps me afford to share my crafty creations with you. You can read more about this on my disclosure page.  Thank you — I really appreciate your support!



Happy Crafting!
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