Thursday, March 7, 2019

Emboss Resist Floral Birthday Card

 Hi everyone! Charlotte here, and today I am sharing a pretty floral birthday card using the embossed resist technique, a little masking, and gradient ink blending.

Blank Page Muse products used:
Background Roses by Pam Bray
Happy Birthday Phrase

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Other materials:
White card base
Masking tape
Embossing ink
Clear and white embossing powders
Distress Oxides in Worn Lipstick, Wild Honey and Squeezed Lemonade
Black card
Dimensional adhesive

Begin by using masking tape to mask off half an inch on each edge of an A2 card base.

Next place the Background Roses stamp face up on the craft mat or table, and ink up well with embossing ink. Treat the card base with anti-static powder.

Carefully lay the card base on top of the inky background stamp and press all over the back to get an even impression.

Sprinkle clear embossing powder over the card base, ensuring it is completely covered, then heat set.

Move the card base to a craft mat and begin ink blending. Starting with the lightest color, Squeezed Lemonade, blend over approximately one third of the card. Switch to the middle color, Wild Honey, and repeat the process for the next third of the card. Alternate between the two colors until the blend between the two is smooth.

Switch to the third and final color, Worn Lipstick, and add it to the remaining third of the card. Again alternate between the two colors, in this case Worn Lipstick and Wild Honey, until the transition between the two is smooth.

Having completed the blending use a dry tissue, paper towel or cloth to buff away any ink that has been resisted by the clear heat embossing.

Slowly and carefully peel back the masking tape to remove it. Pull it back against itself to reduce the risk of tearing the card base.

White heat emboss the Happy Birthday Phrase onto a snippet of black card. Trim down and adhere to the card base using dimensional adhesive.

I hope you enjoyed my blog post! Emboss resist is such a fun technique and is a great way to make use of intricate background stamps. Using ombre or gradient ink blending with it can really add to the overall look.

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