Sunday, July 20, 2014

Take It Make It Challenge: July - Embossing Resist Technique

Hello everyone.  So glad you stopped by today, because I am entering the Craft Stamper's monthly Take It, Make It Challenge for the first time.  The Craft Stamper Blog challenge this month is embossing resist technique.  Here is the finished card I made.

Stamp newsprint background onto smooth white card with VersaFine Onyx Black.
Apply color to background with blending tool and distress ink colors (Salty Ocean, Wild Honey, Peacock Feathers).  Dry thoroughly.
Stamp Windowpane Monarch over background image using Versamark ink and heat emboss with clear embossing powder.

Surround Windowpane image with sticky notes.  Apply Walnut Stain ink with blending tool over the image.  Wipe off excess ink from embossed areas.
Remove sticky notes.

Trim images.

Ink all edges with Walnut Stain ink, including inside open frame area.

Adhere foam tape to reverse of central image.
Cut 12"x12" teal card stock to 7" x 10", fold in half to make 5" x 7" card.

Trim 6"x6" piece of printed paper to 4-3/4" x 6".  Trim 3/4" off of left side.  Adhere print paper  to front of teal card, leaving a gap, as shown.
Cut opening in fold of card and insert ribbon from inside, as shown.
Wrap around to front and adhere.
Adhere stamped frame to front.
Adhere Windowpane Monarch piece inside opening with foam tape.
Darken HOPE charm with Black Soot distress stain.  Dab a tiny amount of Broken China distress paint over charm.  Let dry.
Tie a knot in a small piece of ribbon, add HOPE charm with a vintage pin, as shown.
Add some flowers and bling to finish it off.  (See photo at top of post.)

Supplies used:

Lagoon Bazzill cardstock, BoBunny Mama-Razzi 6x6 paper pad
Rubber Stamps:  Inkadinkado Newsprint Background; Hampton Art Windowpane Monarch;
Ink Pads:  Versafine Onyx Black, Versamark, Distress Salty Ocean, Wild Honey, Peacock Feathers, Walnut Stain
Broken China Distress Paint, Black Soot Distress Stain
Golden Yellow 3/4" wide satin ribbon
Tim Holtz Idea-ology word token
Vintage pin

I hope you enjoyed my card today.  I enjoy reading your comments, so I would appreciate it very much if you would leave one.  As always, thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful week.  And don't forget to stop by the Craft Stamper Blog to see the rest of the fabulous entries.



  1. If I read this correctly, you made the resist and then colored over it with distress inks? Amazeballs!!!! I need more detail so I can try to do a resist as well!!!! So awesome!

  2. A beautiful card featuring this chosen technique Barbara and I am loving both your choice of colors and imagery too!

  3. Gorgeous card and a fabulous stamp, thanks for sharing with us at the Take It Make It Challenge, Elizabeth x

  4. This looks fab ..... great take on this months challenge. Thanks for joining in with the Craft Stamper TIMI challenge .... good luck! Linda xx

  5. Beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us at the Take It Make It Challenge.

  6. Gorgeous card Barbara..enjoyed the step by step tutorial:-) Thank you so much for joining us over at Craft Stamper for the TIMI challenge xxx

  7. Fabulous card! Love the steps and the color! Thank you for playing with us at Craft Stamper challenge!