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Do you remember making secret spy messages when you were young?
Writing your message in white crayon to make it invisible. Only to magically appear when covered in paint.
Emboss resist works in a similar way.
Just heat emboss an image and when cool blend ink over an image. The embossed image resists the ink.
Lets look at some examples....
This card uses the retired "Nailed It" stamp set from Stampin Up!
First prepare your white card for heat embossing with anti-static powder. Stamp the images with embossing ink and heat emboss with platinum embossing powder.
When dry blend three Ranger Distress inks (peacock feathers, mermaid lagoon and blueprint sketch) over the heat embossed images.
Highlight the parts of the three tools with a grey alcohol marker.
Trim and layer on coloured card.
Create stripes on each side of the card base with the Classy Stripes Stencil from Altenew.
Mount the image strip onto the card front and complete with a sentiment.
The Hello Sunshine stamp set from Altenew is one of my favourites.
To plan the layout of the stamps I used a stamping platform (Mini Misti) before stamping and heat embossing with white embossing powder.
When dry I blended four Ranger Distress inks (scattered straw, shabby shutters, worn lipstick and stormy sky).
If a few bits of ink remain on the embossed images wipe away with a tissue or baby wipe.
Mount onto a black card layer and attach to the card base.
For the sentiment I die cut a large "Happy" three times from the Script Words 2 die set from Altenew. These were glued together for added dimension.
Complete with a smaller "Birthday" heat embossed in black on contrasting card and small drops of black Nuvo crystal drops as embellishments.
Interesting emboss resist effects can be achieved by using different inks or paint mediums.
In this example the image was stamped and heat embossed onto watercolour paper.
Instead of blending the ink I used the ink smooshing technique.
This is a fun and creative way to produce a background as you can never recreate exactly the same look twice!
To ink smoosh:
The final card uses Brusho to create an unique background to the embossed image.
Brusho are dry watercolour powders made by Colourcraft.
The colours are packaged in small white pots. Don't be deceived by the size - a little goes a long way!
Instead of opening the pot use a plastic headed push pin to pierce the lid as you only need to to sprinkle a tiny amount of powder. When not in use leave the pin in the hole.
To use Brusho:
Alternatively, you can spray water onto your paper then sprinkle the Brusho. Both options produce amazing results.
Sidebar: I painted Liquid Pixie Dust over the flower area to add sparkle instead I made it translucent!