Sunday, June 26, 2011

Embossing resist technique

I've been playing with the embossing resist technique. Basically,Thi you heat emboss a design on the card stock with clear embossing powder. Then you sponge ink over the embossed design. I embossed several sheets at a time and then starting sponging them. My 20 yr old daughter was 'bored' so I gave her some and asked her to pick out some colors and sponge.

This is one of her color combinations - Marina Mist, Real Red and Pretty in Pink. The stamp set is the new Delicate Doilies (available July 1).

This card is a combination of Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango and one of the new IN colors, Calypso Coral. The hearts are from the I {heart}Heartsset. The sentiment is from one of the new hostess discount sets, Tagtastic. The whole hostess program has changed. You earn hostess dollars and those can be used to purchase discounted hostess sets or anything in the catalog.

This is the same stamp set but uses the 2011-2013 IN colors (available July 1). Indigo Island, Calypso Coral, Wisteria Wonder, Lucky Limeade, and Pool Party inks were used. The background is Island Indigo. I dyed the ribbon using the Calypso Coral ink refill. This card is a little different in that is a tri-fold. You untie the ribbon and open the first flap....

Then you open the other flap....

The center is covered with a piece of Calypso Coral.

This is another tri-fold. I embossed the French Foliage leaves using gold embossing powder. The inks used were More Mustard, Lucky Limeade and Pumpkin Pie. ( I just looked at the combination of 'foods' and that would not be a very good combo if you were eating, but it makes a great color combo ) The sentiment comes is from one of the retired sets.

Here you open the first flap......

then the second flap to reveal a piece of More Mustard in the center.

While I had my heat tool out I thought I might finish up some of the heat embossed ribbon flowers. I got the ribbon too hot and it started to actually melt.

This is what the adhesive sheet on the back looks like - it was a mess but I think it is salvageable. However, I also got some of the melted hot adhesive on my finger tip.

It sure did hurt! The gooey adhesive did not want to come off my finger. I pull it off but it still hurt. It blistered almost immediately. I soaked it in some ice water and put some ointment on it and it stopped hurting enough that it did not stop me :-)

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