15 March 2013

Resistance is not Futile

If you are a Trekker/Trekkie fan, escape now while you still have the chance.  This blog is not for you.  If you are a crafter however, stay a while and read about a stamping technique called Emboss Resist.

The whole premise of Emboss Resist is to stamp an image onto a card which then "resists" all other colour.  In this case the gorgeous red roses were resisting the colour of the En Francais writing which had been added over the top, but gave the illusion of being stamped first onto the background of the card.  A slightly similar technique in the good ole days of stamping was referred to as "masking".

This floral stamp comes from one of Stampin' Up's range of elemental stamps known as Elements of Style.  It was stamped twice onto the card (once at the top and then again at the bottom to fill up the whole length of the card) using a black ink.

The foilage was gradually coloured in with an adhesive ink, then a clear embossing powder was sprinkled over the glue and heat set.  When I say gradually, it was done in stages, to prevent any drying out.

Let the colouring begin!  The alliterated colour names still elude me, suffice to say I used a couple of pink/red colours on the petals and a couple of green colours on the foliage.

The french writing was then stamped over this coloured in image in a dark brown colour.

Add a few more embellishments and the card is complete.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Barb, my first visit and I'm very impressed. Definately not "Bugger All dot com". :) I suppose I really have to lift my game. Awesome cards. Thank you .