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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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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