Friday, 4 July 2014

Take It Make It - Resist Embossing


Time for a new challenge and a new technique at Craft Stamper Take It Make It.  This month, it's resist embossing (stamp, emboss, colour, iron embossing off and you're left with a flat panel).

I stamped the large background from the Tim Holtz Papillon set in Versamark and white embossed it, then painted Distress Inks (Spun Sugar, Dried Marigold, Shabby Shutters) over it.  The embossing resists the inks.  I then placed it on a wooden block and covered it with clean copy paper and ironed it with my craft iron, which was taking forever, so I used my proper iron (steam setting off) and it worked pretty much immediately.  You know when it's worked because you end up with a complete watermark image on your copy paper and there is no longer any raised outline on your card.

To finish, I stamped the same background stamp in Versafine Smoky Grey on the right-hand side of my card and stencilled an Eiffel Tower.  I dry embossed a Tim Holtz Eiffel Tower which I'd die-cut from pearlised brown card, then swooshed the Versamark pad over the raised areas and gold embossed it.

I stamped a butterfly (Uniko Studio) and inked it in the same colours, added some pearls and a sentiment banner, and stitched some baker's twine down the side of the panel.

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10 comments:

  1. So very beautiful and elegant Shirley...love it!!
    Have a great weekend :-)
    Xxx

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  2. Beautifully designed piece, adore the colour palette!

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  3. Such a gorgeous soft background, Shirley ... the colours are delicious! Of course I'm going to love the Eiffel Tower! Anita :)

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  4. Oh my goodness! How do make the perfect choices everytime, be it the colors or the design, awesomeness !

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  5. Oh this is so french! Looove it!!! Your colours and the stamps look totally amazing.
    Dot x

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  6. You amaze me! Where did you come up with this technique? The result is FANTASTIC! So cool, so trendy, so amazing and soooooo Shirley!

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  7. Ooops! Just realized that I missed "the new technique at Craft Stamper Take It Make It"....my question has been answered!

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  8. Gorgeous technique and card!!

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  9. Oooh la la Shirley .... I love this. The background colours look so pretty against the embossing. Linda xx

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  10. I'm officially addicted to your blog. Each and one of your creations is amazing! I love your style :) Ingrid x

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