Thursday, February 22, 2024

emboss resist spring cards with simon says stamp

Do you have a favorite stamping technique? I have a few (lol) but one of my most favorites is emboss resist! I especially love using solid stamps and Distress Oxide inks to make emboss resist cards like this...

Embossing the image lets you create beautiful layers of color because the embossed image will resist the ink you add on top. Emboss on light colored cardstock and then add darker inks over the top to make the images POP!

For this card I embossed the large shamrock from the SSS Lots of Luck set with clear ink & clear powder on white cardstock (white ink or powder would have worked too). Then I blended Distress Oxide inks (Shaded Lilac, Salvaged Patina, Cracked Pistachio & Twisted Citron) over the embossing. The excess ink easily wipes off the embossed areas.

I finished the card with the SSS Bestie die, a stamped sentiment and a little faux black splatter (done with a pen).

And I had so much fun with the first card, that I made another one with the SSS Bunny Kisses!

The Bunny Kisses set is so great because it has layers for the nose & cheek, the body, the ears, the tail! So first I stamped the nose & cheek in Kitsch Flamingo and embossed it with clear powder. Then I stamped the bunny body & ear in clear ink & embossed with clear powder.

I ink blended over the embossing again with Distress Oxides, added a sentiment and faux ink splatter. And while I was adding the ink splatter with a pen, I drew a little eye for the bunny. The final touch was a fluffy white pom-pom on the bunny bum!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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