Hello everybody. Yesterday I shared a pretty card which I made using the Emboss/Resist Technique.
Today, as promised, I have a card made in a similar way, only this time instead of clear embossing my background first, which gave me a host of pretty white butterflies, this time I created my blended background first.
Next I stamped and then clear embossed my gorgeous tropical leaves on the blended background. In doing the process this way round, you trap the colour within the clear embossing, so unlike yesterday's card, the heat embossed images contain colour.
Now comes the next part which I guess is optional, depending upon the finish you want for your card. I watched Jennifer McGuire perform this next step on a video tutorial she did for the Trapped Emboss/Resist technique. You use a white inkpad and apply it face down on your stamped card stock and sweep it over the piece, covering it in white ink and then immediately wipe it away with a dry cloth (I used kitchen roll). Repeat the process a couple of times more and you will end up with a muted, blended background, which I think is a lovely effect. It completely softens the whole appearance of the blending.
For the topper I used my Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies. I elongated my die-cut as I didn't have one long and narrow enough for my sentiment. It's a technique I shared here last week https://www.papercraftwithcrafty.co.uk/2019/04/big-hugs-with-large-letters-be-mine.html
I hope you will give the trapped emboss/resist technique a try if you haven't already done so. You will be hooked !
Thank you for looking and I hope you will pop back.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Happy stampin' and happy crafting everyone.
Bye for now.