Cards Featuring the Blooming Branches Stamp Set
August Sneak Peek #1

Distress Ink Emboss Resist Technique

Julie here with a new tutorial from Yasmin! Today she is using the Blooming Branches stamps and dies to create a really cool, flowered background. The technique she is using is called emboss resist. I'm going to have to go make some cards of my own using this resist embossing technique!

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Hello Technique Tuesday Friends, Yasmin here! Today I'd like to share with you these two cards featuring the new Blooming Branches Stamp & Blooming Branches Crafting Die sets.

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For both cards I used the Emboss Resist technique, so for the first card I stared by stamping the floral image from the Blooming Branches stamp set on different parts of the white card panel until the whole panel was stamped. Then, I covered the stamping with white embossing powder, and I used the heat tool to heat set it until the powder was melted. Once, the heat embossing was done, I inked it up the card panel with a combination of two Distress Oxides Inks (Shaded Lilac, and Spun Sugar) for a soft tone look. And as soon as the inking was done, I cleaned the excess ink off of the white embossing. Then I slightly trimmed the edges of the card panel.

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To embellish the first card panel, I wrapped it a few times with metallic silver thread, creating five lines as you can see in the picture above. I then adhered the backed of the card panel to an A2 top folding card base with foam mounting tape. As for the sentiment, I ran throught the die-cutting machine one of the Essential Stitched Labels Crafting Dies to die-cut a label out of white cardstock. Once the die-cutting was done, I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment included in the Blooming Branches, and adhered the label to the card. Finally, to finish the card off, I tied a bow using the same metallic thread, and I tucked it in the top corner of the label.

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For the second card I repeated the steps I used for the previous background. But to change things up a little bit, I decided to adhere a vellum panel on top of the inked/embossed card panel for a frost look. As for the sentiment, I used the same label, and I decided to die-cut the Hello, which is included in the Blooming Branches crafting dies, out of white card stock 3 times as I wanted to add a little bit of dimension by stacking them on top of each other. As you can see in the picture, I used the same metallic silver thread to embellish the card by adhering it underneath the sentiment.

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Finally to finish both cards off I adhered some shimmery iced fusion sequins for a shiny/sparkly look.


So, that’s all for today friends! I hope these cards inspire you to give these designs, and the Blooming Branches Set, a try! As always, we appreciate the time that you take to read our blog posts. Thank you and have a fabulous crafty day!

Best,
Yasmin

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I love Yasmin's emboss resist tutorial! And the soft effect she gets with the vellum over the embossed background on the second card is lovely. I can't wait to try that on my own projects!

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Comments

Yasmin did a great job. The stmap is amazing - it has classic motve of flowers, but nevertheless it is a 'must have' in every stamps collection. The shading iz amazing and the silver threads works so well. Overall: i like both of cards very much. Kudos to Yasmin and her creativity.

Both of these cards are so pretty! I love the added detail of the metallic silver thread and vellum overlay. :)

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