Our challenge this time at Lily Pad Cards is to make something using resist. This is one of my very favorite techniques, so I made you 2 cards. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the resist technique, you stamp an image and heat emboss it, then add your other elements on top of it. The embossing "protects" that stamp, and you can color and stamp over it, but it always appears to be on the top layer and always stands out, because the embossing powder resists everything else. Both of my cards started with white card stock, and were stamped with clear ink and heat embossed with clear powder, allowing the white card stock to show through. Then I added background color and images using other shades of ink.
supplies: white card stock, Stampin' Up Top Notch die, Hero Arts CL479 Dictionary Greeting, G4917 Dandelion, VersaMark ink and clear embossing powder, bundled sage, tumbled glass, and broken china distress inks, CL383 Antique Engravings, Versafine Vintage Sepia ink, scraps of printed papers
I wish I had a stamp that said "Make a Wish", because that would have been perfect for this card. I tried doing it digitally, but it just didn't work. This next card looks more detailed, but it's just added layers:
supplies: blue card base, white card stock, Hero Arts CG108 Circle Doily, Versa Mark ink and clear embossing powder, antique linen and tea dye distress inks, CG222 Music Background stamped in vintage photo distress ink, LL040 Wodland Ferns stamped in peeled paint distress ink, CL383 Antique Engravings (butterfly) stamped in chipped sapphire distress ink, seam binding dyed using chipped sapphire, heart button, Papertrey Ink tiny tags die and Friendship Jar Spring Fillers (sentiment tag)
This technique is really kind of magic. After you emboss the image in clear powder, it just about disappears on your white card stock, but when you start rubbing in the distress inks, it magically reappears, and becomes stronger and stronger the more color you add to the background! For this card, after I embossed the doily and added my background colors, I then just kept stamping over the top, adding different layers with different colored inks. And may I say that I am in LOVE with the blueberry color that the chipped sapphire gave to the seam binding - the perfect periwinkle color!
Please visit Lily Pad Cards to see what my DT teamies did with this technique - I know you're in for a treat!