“Hello, Doily” Emboss Resist Technique

Yesterday, I shared a shabby chic emboss resist card using Day of Gratitude from Stampin’ Up! As promised, here is a sample of a “clean” design–this time using the Hello, Doily background stamp.

Hello, Doily Emboss Resist

I used FOUR shades of pink on this card–I love pink! First, I stamped Hello, Doily in Versamark Ink onto Very Vanilla card stock and then I heat embossed Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder. I did the same with the Happy Birthday stamp from Curly Cute!

After that, the magic began. I started with my darkest color in the center and sponged color from the center of the doily to the edges. Here are the colors I sponged: Raspberry Ripple, Primrose Petals, Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink. Use a different sponge for each color and your colors won’t mix on your pads. I use Stampin’ Up!’s Stamping Sponges and cut them into 6 wedges–like you would a pie! You could also use Sponge Daubers. It’s really a personal preference. For this technique, the ink doesn’t need to look so smoothly applied as it would with Sponge Daubers, which have a finer texture to the sponge.

When you are happy with your sponging, wipe your card stock to pull the ink off of your heat embossed image. Remember, the ink is on the paper, and if you use a damp paper towel over your image, it will create more contrast between your image and the ink. Also, your background paper will show through with a truer color.

The card base is Lucky Limeade, as is the mat around the banner.

I hope you enjoyed this card and that you give emboss resist a try! When you try, leave me a comment–I’d love to see your card!

See you soon,

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