Monday, April 11, 2016

Emboss resist

Scroll down if you're looking for the FTHS sketch Challenge card.
I just got the  stamp set Spring Flowers  from Simon says Stamp,
so I've been playing with the emboss resist technique with all theses pretty flowers.
So, first one up ...
I embossed the flower and sentiment with VersaMark (watermark stamp pad)
sprinkled with gold embossing powder and hit it with the heat gun.
Then I used a brush and clear water to wet the entire surface
so that  I could color with watercolors using the wet on wet technique.
Love how the embossed lines stop the color!

and since I still had all this mess  covering my entire desktop ( neat I'm not!),
I made this second card using the same emboss resist watercolor technique,
only this time I fussy cut the flowers.
Next I stamped the design arrangement using
Hero Arts Unicorn white pigment ink on black cardstock
then added the colored flowers on top....added a few doodlebug sprinkles .
Cut to a smaller size and the matted with black & white polka dot paper
and then popped the whole thing up using black craft foam onto a black card base.
Here's how it ended up:

Hope you like them!

'till next time,


  1. Both of these are beautiful, I am so loving the cards I am seeing using these flowers. Especially drawn to the second one where you have used the back background.

  2. these are stunning! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

    blog-paperie blooms

    sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

  3. Both of these are beautiful, but the black one is stunning!! Great job!

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