Saturday, April 28, 2018


Welcome to the Totally Techniques blog hop for April.  This month our theme is Emboss Resist chosen by Zoe Tant.  This has to be one of my most favourite techniques and probably one of the first I ever learned when I began card making all those years ago!
I went a little left field on this card in a few of ways.  One, I used only words to demonstrate this technique.  Two, it is my first Christmas card for the year and it is only April! Three, I used very little in the way of embellishment.

This is the process I used to create my Emboss Resist card:
1.  I used my Stamparatus (available 1st of June!) to stamp the sentiment perfectly all the way down the front of my card in Versamark ink.
2. I sprinkled the sentiment with clear embossing powder and then heat set it.
3.  Using a Sponge Brayer, I create an ombre look to the card by inking first Pool Party, then Bermuda Bay up into Tranquil Tide at the top of my Whisper White card front.
The magic happens when the heat embossed sentiments resist the ink you have just rolled and stay white!

A very simple Christmas card with it's lovely message as it's feature.  Next up on the hop is my super talented friend Annette!

Zoe Tant - UK
Kelly Acheson - USA
Nadine Weiner - Germany
Lynsay Mahon - Canada
Barbara Meyer - Austria
Paula Dobson - New Zealand
Annette Elias - The Netherlands
Marine Wiplier - France

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  1. Love this Paula great way to showcase the technique (a favourite of mine too!) and the Stamparatus . Thanks Zoe x

  2. Ooooooh! So pretty! Now you've got me thinking about Christmas Cards!

  3. Stepping out of the box there Paula�� Very nice ��

  4. What a beautiful card, Paula! Love the simple idea alongside of perfect execution.

  5. Wow! So simple and effective! Hunting out my sentiment stamps to give this a try!

  6. Oh how pretty! I love the way you used the words. And it's never to late to start with Christmas card. :)

  7. Wow, such an inspirational way of making a very modern and on trend christmascard! Love the degrading color very much too!


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