Emboss Resist – Festive Birthday

As I mentioned in my post yesterday, I saw a new (to me) way to use the emboss resist technique on Monday. Sara Douglass, the CEO of Stampin’ Up!® demonstrated using an emboss resist technique over designer series paper (DSP) during a Facebook Live video. In my post yesterday, I showed the technique over a piece of black and white DSP, but I’m back today to show the technique over some brightly colored DSP. Either way, this technique still works GREAT!

Mel's Card Corner | Emboss Resist Fiesta Birthday

For this card, I started by cutting a piece of the Festive Birthday DSP to 4 x 5.25″. I went over it with a heavy coating of my Embossing Buddy then stamped over the DSP using the Brushstrokes background stamp with VersaMark ink. I then heat embossed it using clear embossing powder.

After the embossing cooled down a little, I used a sponge dauber to apply some Tempting Turquoise over the entire panel. Once you have the color applied as desired, rub across the embossing with a dry cloth or paper towel to remove any excess ink.

For the sentiment, I stamped one of the images from the Balloon Adventures stamp set on a piece of Whisper White cardstock using Tempting Turquoise ink. I then cut it out using one of the stitched circles from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies leaving enough room at the bottom to add the little bow embellishment. I also cut a coordinating scalloped circle from the Layering Circle Framelits Dies from Tempting Turquoise cardstock. To save a bit of my paper, I die cut the little bow from the Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits Dies from the center of the scalloped circle since no one will be setting that area anyway.

Mel's Card Corner | Emboss Resist Festive Birthday

I created a horizontal A2 top-folding card from Tempting Turquoise cardstock. I adhered the DSP panel to the card base using Snail adhesive. I adhered the sentiment circle to the scalloped circle using Snail adhesive than adhered the matted circles to the center of the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals. Finally, I adhered the little die cut bow to the sentiment circle using the Fine Tip Glue Pen then added a small rhinestone in the center for a bit of bling.

Just like my card yesterday this card was also super quick and easy to make. One of the things I really loved about doing this technique on the brightly colored DSP is the embossing tones down the DSP just a bit. It’s enough that it really pops the white stitched circle allowing the sentiment to take center stage. Thanks again for sharing this wonderful technique with us, Sara!

I’m entering this card in the following challenges:

Before I go, I wanted to add one last side note. Since I used both the Balloon Adventures stamp set and coordinating Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits Dies for this card, definitely check out the Balloon Adventures bundle option! You’ll save 10% on both the stamp set and dies, and you’ll also still qualify for a free product from the Sale-a-Bration promotion (offer ends March 31, 2017). I’ll link to both items individually as well as to the bundle in the supply list below.

Mel's Card Corner | Charity Gifting Blog Hop

Today is the final day to leave comments for a chance to win one of the fabulous prizes up for grabs. You can find my post for the hop (along with a complete list of all hop participants) by clicking here. If you prefer to go to the starting point for the hop, head over to Sandy’s hop post.

Mel's Card Corner | StampNation Masking Challenge Sneak Peek

Finally, if you are a StampNation member, we have a new challenge kicking off today. I’m up with one of the inspiration cards from the DT, so I hope you’ll come check out all the inspiration cards and join us for the challenge!

Until next time …

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  1. Crystal Komara says:

    WOW! What a cool technique, Melissa! But, I’m also so happy to see that DSP used because I haven’t seen a lot of samples made with it and I’m always ready to FIESTA! Thanks for joining us at the Paper Craft Crew! Crystal, DT

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