Shabby Chic Day of Gratitude

Using Stampin’ Up!‘s Day of Gratitude stamp set, I was able to use one of my favorite techniques on this card. I love to do emboss resist, and you can make it as clean or as shabby as you want. This card features a shabby chic look. I’ll share a clean look in a few days.

Day of Gratitude Emboss Resist

Basically, to emboss resist, you heat emboss an image on a lighter colored card stock and then use inks to sponge or spray color over the images. Where the image is embossed, you will get no color; the ink will color the paper around it. It’s a really fun technique to play with. I’ll do a video about it soon!

The other thing I tried just on a whim was to spritz the inked paper with bleach. We use a solution of bleach and water to clean our counters and I suddenly decided to spray it on my inked paper. I LOVED the results! There are larger splatters on the greeting banner, and smaller ones on the background. I like the smaller ones better! The base colors that the bleach splots revealed were awesome!

Here are some of the Stampin’ Up! supplies I used for this card: Day of Gratitude stamp set; Woodgrain Embossing Folder; Raspberry Ripple, Summer Starfruit, Old Olive and Early Espresso Classic Inks, Victoria 5/8″ Crochet Trim, Antique Brads, Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Stampin’ Sponges.

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