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Emboss Resist Ink Blending

by Jessica Frost-Ballas January 25, 2018 13 Comments

Good morning! Jess here with a cutesy Valentine's card featuring our adorable Love Bandit set with a cheeky sentiment from I Love How You!

There's only one house "chore" that I'm really reluctant to do and that's taking out the trash...I don't know, for some reason I just really don't like to do it. But thankfully my husband has decided it's best not to argue and just does it himself. ;) So when I saw that sentiment from I Love How You I knew it was perfect for his Valentine's Day card this year!

I started by stamping the raccoon from Love Bandit with Intense Black ink, colored him with Copic markers, and then die-cut him with the coordinating dies. Then I die-cut a heart from the Nesting Heart Infinity Dies using the Punch shade from our Blush Layering Papers. I stamped the sentiment from I Love How You with Versamark and heat-embossed it with silver embossing powder. Then I stamped a few hearts from the Love Bandit set on the heart and added Nuvo Crystal Glaze to give the hearts some dimension. I also added crystal glaze to the raccoon's eyes.

When I was trying to decide on a background for my raccoon I found the Filigree Pattern Bold Prints background stamp and thought it looked a little like chain links.  Even though it's totally not what was intended I thought it was the perfect look for my scene! I started by stamping it onto Snow Layering Paper with Versamark and then heat-embossed it with clear embossing powder. Then I blended Soft Granite ink over the cardstock from the top down. I kept my touch light so the ink would be darker at the top of the panel and lighter at the bottom, fading into white about halfway down the panel. After I finished blending I took a dry paper towel and lightly buffed the embossing powder. Where the pattern is embossed, the embossing powder resists the ink and leaves behind the design and creates a fun tone on tone pattern!

I hope this gives you some inspiration for using your background stamps and inks in different ways! Thanks so much for visiting and have a wonderful day!

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13 Responses

Ginny Womack
Ginny Womack

February 03, 2018

I love this card. Something new for a friend who collects raccoons. Thanks for the great ideas.

Pam Braithwaite
Pam Braithwaite

February 03, 2018

Such a cute Valentine Day Card! Your husband will love it. I agree with you about the trash and recycling, but I DO like doing dishes. Anyway, you made a cute chain background, too.

Sharon L.
Sharon L.

January 27, 2018

Your raccoon is soo cute! Love the background technique.

Celeste Goff
Celeste Goff

January 27, 2018

Jess, this card is absolutely fabulous! Love, love, love that awesome background!

Karen Hale
Karen Hale

January 26, 2018

Yes, my hubby has also be relegated to trash duty! This card is so cute, the little raccoon is a real scene stealer!

Teresa Doyle
Teresa Doyle

January 26, 2018

WOW Jessica, this is awesome. The little ’bandit is so cute and your background is amazing for this . It does look a bit like a chain link fence which is perfect for this card.

Terrie
Terrie

January 25, 2018

What a great card! I love the background :)

Henriëtte
Henriëtte

January 25, 2018

It’s gorgeous, I love your background I absolutely will give this a try. Thanks for this great idea!

Gail Anderson
Gail Anderson

January 25, 2018

The trash bandit is so cute, and I love the chain link look of the background.

Tiffanie Kyle
Tiffanie Kyle

January 25, 2018

Super cute!!

Helen
Helen

January 25, 2018

This is sooo cute! tfs

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

January 25, 2018

Awesome effect!

amy
amy

January 25, 2018

LOVE it Jess!