Imagine the Possibilities...

With some stamps and ink, you can do just about anything you set your mind to! The possibilities are endless! Now, I don't know that this sentiment is REALLY talking about stamping, but I am.

This weeks CASE Study was too beautiful to pass up! I was immediately drawn to the background and colors. So...I set off into my stamp room positive that I could make something just as beautiful ;)

I knew I wanted to try the Emboss Resist Technique. I've done it before just not very well!

I started by stamping my focal image in Versamark ink and heat embossing it with clear embossing powder.

Next, I started sponging with Bashful blue ink through the center of the stamp (Notice how the embossed image RESISTS the ink, hence the name Emboss Resist!) I keep my sponge moving in a circular motion. Then I moved to Tempting Turquoise ink and finally Old Olive. As I moved closer to the outside I used more ink.

I wanted to add a bit more interest, so with Early Espresso ink I inked and stamped off the script stamp from Strength & Hope. I did this around the exterior of the cardstock. Then I sponged the edges with Early Espresso ink.

Finally I finished off my card with my sentiment from Word Play, some linen thread and a neutral button!

What do you think? Have you used the Emboss Resist Technique in a fun and different way? I'd love if you shared it here with me!

All Supplies SU!
Stamps: Just Believe, Word Play and Strength & Hope
Ink: Bashful Blue, Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive, Early Espresso
Paper: Very Vanilla,
Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Sponges, Linen Thread & Neutral Button

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17 comments:

Jill W. said...

It is a beauty...well done!

Lin said...

Beautiful take on Jill's card! I love this technique!

lostinpaper said...

Love your card! Your colours and images are gorgeous!

Jill said...

TOTAL eye catcher! I LOVE the way you masked the text to go around your flowers. This is a drop-dead-gorgeous card! HUGS!

Gayatri said...

Beautiful embossing and love your card :)

Sarah Milbourn Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator said...

Just beautiful! I love the script text around the egde!

Gisèle said...

Wow, this is beautiful, love the script text and the embossing...

Claudia said...

WOW. This is just beautiful!
Love,
Mom

Aimes said...

Totally rocking the emboss-resist technique on this fabulous card - I adore your colour tones!
Thanks for joining us on CASE study!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Colleen Holmes said...

Mo, this is soooo gorgeous! Ah I am lifting this one big time!!Very, very pretty card! Hugz!

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Ever so beautiful! It glows.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

This is so pretty, I love the soft colors! Thanks for sharing!

Sue Kohler said...

AWESOME!!!!!! I love this stamp set, you have used it beautifully, love it all- stunning CASE!
Thanks for playing along with us at CASE study this week! :)

sylvia said...

that looks great, and I'm greatful for detailed and clear instructions. Going to try out on my own. Thanks again and happy crafting to all:)

78thistles said...

Lovely card!

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Your card is positively gorgeous, Maureen! Great job combining the stamps!

Betty J Schaub said...

Just had to give it a try! Mine came out darker than yours but I really appreciate the inspiration.
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