Saturday, April 9, 2011

Emboss Resist

At Mark's Finest Papers Blog, we've been challenged to use the emboss resist technique, one of my favorite techniques!  Here is my entry:


Starting with a page of text from an old Reader's Digest book, I white embossed the hollyhock stamp (a negative image: the background embosses, leaving the main image free) and then colored in the flowers and leaves using markers.  I also used the remainder of the page for the scalloped borders and the punched butterflies.  Since this uses 2 blues and a green, I'm also entering this into the Play Date Cafe challenge.

supplies:  old book page, cream, and 2 blue cardstocks, Hero Arts K5370 Garden Silhouette, hand-dyed seam binding, EK Success diamond scallop border punch, Martha Stewart butterfly punch, Marvy and Tombow markers

28 comments:

Ann said...

Oh Lin what a fantastic technique! This card is beautiful - I absolutely love it. Haven't had a chance to blog hop for a week or so and this is the first thing I see - look what I've been missing! I'm going to try my own version very soon and put this in my inspiration file.

justsomestuffimade said...

Eee! So gorgeous Lin ;)
I love that emboss resist technique! TFS, hugs, Ruth S

Colleen Dietrich said...

THAT is a stupendous example of emboss resist, LIn! It's absolutely gorgeous. THanks for playing with Speedy's Friends. :)

Heather Maria said...

Absolutely wonderful card, Lin! I love everything about it!

Agata said...

Lin, you just make me want to pull that stamp out and play with it right away!!! Beautiful card with my favorite technique!

shirley said...

Beautiful card Lin!
Love the page text and the beautiful colors.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Your blues are divine, Lin - this card is so "you"! Love it!!

Barb said...

So pretty, Lin! I love any card you create using this stamp! Just beautiful with these colors and the text!

Vicki Dutcher said...

THIS ROCKS!! I love seeing the print within the image~ excellent job! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Shirley said...

Absolutely wonderful! How creative to have the newsprint for your resist image. The whole card is lovely and the butterfly is perfect for it too!

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous background. Love the resist and the colors. Beautiful Beautiful card.

Andrea Ewen said...

Wow, Lin, this is spectacular! That technique is super creative and your card is super gorgeous! Great coloring and so creative with the text page...love that look! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe!

Lucille K said...

Lovely card, Lin :)

Michelle said...

Awesome,Lin! I love that technique! Looks beautiful!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous piece Lin, gorgeous flowers and great technique, very effective. Thanks for joining in the challenge at The Pay Date Cafe, Tracy Evans x

Tracey said...

STUNNING Lin!!! LOVE how you used the resist technique with the text paper...PERFECT touch! Thanks for joining us again at The Play Date Cafe :)

Tiffany said...

Beautiful! I may just have to get that garden silhouette now!

Anette H said...

GORGEOUS blues, Lin!!! I love this stamp, have to use it more, you have really inspired me now!!

Jinny Newlin said...

Oooo! This is beautiful, Lin! LOVE that stamping/embossing technique, and you've completely made it shine! Stunning use of our color story! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

Ruby said...

This is beautiful Lin, so soft and delicate, yet really striking! Thanks for playing along with us this week at the Play Date Cafe!

Jaclyn Miller said...

Great use of several techniques. I love that you used a book page as your base. Thanks so much for playing at The Play Date CAfe.

Susan Raihala said...

OMG, I love text, I love flower silhouettes, I love everything about your card! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Sharon D from Canada said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Lin!!! And congrats on the fabulous HA tweet!

Nancy said...

Love this Lin...this is THE place for gorgeous inspiration...you never disappoint! I so wish I had time to play in these challenges but I'm happy to bask in your creative genius!
blessings my friend~

Barbara said...

I have an old Reader's Digest Book that I use for my text paper as well. It really works great! Love this card and the colors are beautiful!

TammyJ said...

Gorgeous!

pcm said...

very cool!

susanne said...

Lin this is gorgeous!! I love your colours and the use of the old Reader's Digest page. The white embossing over the Reader's Digest page is stunning!