Thursday, June 19, 2014

Embossing Resist Techniques with Sin City Stamps

Hello everyone.  I hope you all have had a wonderful week and are ready for a fabulous weekend.  Today, I want to share a couple of embossing resist techniques that are more of those oldies but goodies.  I made a similar card using part of this metal foil sheet, and on my desk was the section I had cut off.  I did not want to throw it away, so I made this card in a similar fashion.  Nothing goes to waste, especially if it is metal.

Supplies Used:

Sin City Stamps:  Mannequin Tags 2 :  Dream

                            Art Journaling with Terri Sproul:  diamond border, solid bubble, notebook page

                            Time: Time clock face

Kaisercraft Check In 6-1/2"x6-1/2" paper pad

Off white textured card stock (cut to 10" x 7", folded in half to make 5" x 7" card)

Glossy White Cardstock

Wax paper

Ink Pads:  StazOn Midi:  Jet Black, Gothic Purple; Versamark; Evergreen Bough, Frayed Burlap

Versamark ink pad

Tim Holtz Fragments acrylic charms

Tim Holtz Compass embossing folder

Tim Holtz mirrored sheets

Sizzix Super Crescent Tag die

Glossy Accents

Seam binding ribbon

Pop Dots


This is the metal foil sheet I embossed for another project, and cut off the portion you see on my card.  I used StazOn Orange Zest and Hawaii Blue to patina it.

I had just this small piece left.

Since I really wanted the compass for my card, too, I took a piece of white glossy card stock and wax paper, embossing together with the compass embossing folder.  I had already added color to the card stock using Evergreen Bough.

I used a hot iron to melt the wax from the wax paper onto the card, removed the wax paper, and added Frayed Burlap over the card.  The wax caused a resist, giving it this shabby look.  I really like it.

I began layering my papers, as shown.  First was a print from the Kaisercraft paper pad (4-1/2" x 6-1/2"), the embossed glossy card, and the scrap piece of metal, aligning it with the card stock.

Now to make my focal image.  I die cut another piece of glossy card stock into a tag shape.  Using Versamark ink, I stamped and then heat embossed the solid bubble image a few times.  Next, I sponged Gothic Purple StazOn over the entire tag.

I removed the ink from the embossed areas and wiped the whole tag with a baby wipe.  It actually blended the ink a bit more on the tag, too.
Stamp note paper with Gothic Purple onto scrap card stock.  Distress and ink edges with Frayed Burlap.  Adhere to tag.
Use black StazOn to stamp Time clock face onto mirrored card, cut out and adhere to tag.  Stamp diamond border along bottom edge of notebook paper.
Use black StazOn to stamp "Dream" onto Kaisercraft print paper.  Adhere clear acrylic charm with Glossy Accents.  When dry, cut out with craft knife.

Adhere seam binding ribbon to tag, then attach Dream charm to ribbon with vintage pin.

Close up of Time clock face stamped onto mirrored card, without my reflection showing in the mirror.

Lastly, adhere tag to card with foam dots and the cut out portion of a travel file label from one of the Kaisercraft printed papers, as shown.  Adhere to right side of tag.

I hope you have enjoyed my project today.  I hope you will visit often for more inspiration from the rest of the team.  And stop on over to see all the newest stamps and product releases in the online shop.

Have a wonderful, creative weekend!!!



  1. This is just too pretty! Absolutely gorgeous job dear Barbara!

  2. Oh my goodness! I love the embossing ideas and the layering!! So much fun to see what comes out of the mind of an artist :-)

  3. This is gorgeous.. I really need that embossing folder... I love everything about this card...
    Laura D.

  4. Love this Barbara! You always do amazing work!


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