Friday, August 26, 2011

Lily Pad Cards Resist Challenge

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!

25 comments:

  1. wonderful cards, Lin!!!hope you had a great summer.
    love, franziska

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  2. Lin, you do beautiful work, and your descriptions could be a tutorial! Love both gorgeous cards. Your blues and browns are a very special combination. Love the "stacked" b'flies and the metallic heart. Stunning!

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  3. Oh my goodness!! What knock your socks off cards you have made! They are simply gorgeous! I'm putting your blog on my favorite places.

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  4. True art!!! Love the stamp combinations on the cards and what a great distressing!!! Love the green and blue background on the first one and that gorgeous seam binding on the second one!

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  5. AMAZING cards! Hope to find some "resisting" time this week-end! Great inspiration - THANK YOU so much!

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  6. Lin these cards are AMAZING!! Love all your color choices!

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  7. I am in love with both of these cards! Such inspiration, Lin! Gorgeous resist work!

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  8. These are the most beautiful cards using the resist techmique. You have inspired me to make cards with this technique. Want to buy some of that seam binding to just to play with colors. And love that doily die. Lovely!

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  9. This is my favorite technique as well.

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  10. I love both your cards Lin but that first card really stands out! It is perfectly balanced and has the most beautiful colours!

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  11. Wow your cards are stunning. You have a fabulous blog. Would you consider adding a sign up for updates by email feature?

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  12. Beautiful! I love the resist technique too!

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  13. You're a genius! These cards are just wonderful! WOW! I need to try that right away. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend Lin!

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  14. these are both so lovely Lin! you do resist so well!

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  15. Both cards are so pretty! Lovely doily in white with the sponged background and the text is so pretty in resist.

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  16. Lin, both your cards are amazing!!! Great display of emboss resist!

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  17. LOVE your resist cards Lin, just beautiful work!

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  18. You have mastered this technique, Lin! And, your tutorial skills are wonderful. What gorgeous cards; I love both of them! Thanks for sharing your amazing talents with us.

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  19. LOVE when you use the resist technique! Your cards are just gorgeous! Both different and each has its own "personality!

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  20. WOW, the cards are wonderful - great colors and design!

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  21. Oh, my, both cards are GORGEOUS!!!

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  22. Such beauties! I especially love the second card with all that stamped layers! The colors, the distressing. Love!

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  23. Such BEAUTIFUL cards, Lin! Congrats on your FAB 5 win! MORE goodies on your way :) YAY!

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  24. Beautiful cards you have here. I love your color choices, too.

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Thank you so much for your kind comments - they make my day!