Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Double Embossing Resist Tutorial

Hi all, well I was playing around and with some of my stamps etc. and came up with this technique.......I'm not sure if anyone else has tried it or even if they have a tutorial out there somewhere, but I thought it would be great to show you all!!! My card will be shown at the end, along with all the products I used for it. I hope you all enjoy it..........so, onto the tutorial.








Supplies needed for theTutorial:
Smooth White Cardstock, I used the X-press It Blending Cardstock
Hero Arts Clings- Happy Definition & Classic Fabric Design
Versamark Ink
Ranger Ink Blending Tool with Foam
Tim Holtz Distress Ink- Tumbled Glass, Worn Lipstick, Crushed Olive & Walnut Stain
Tsukineko Clear Embossing Powder
Ranger Heat It Tool or other heat tool

Step 1: Ink up Happy Definition with the Versamak ink, stamp it on the white cardstock. Use the clear EP (Embossing Powder) and emboss with your heat tool.













Step 2: Use your blending tool with the foam and blend in the Tumbled Glass, Worn Lipstick and Crushed Olive, making sure to overlap your colours. You can wipe it with a baby wipe or a piece of paper towel to remove the excess ink from the embossing. Trim down to the size of the stamp. 












Step 3: Now before we do the next part make sure that the distress inks are completely dry, otherwise you will have the EP stick to the distress ink. (and yes, I learned the hard way....lol...) Ink up the Fabric Design stamp with the Versamark ink and stamp it over the Happy Definition embossed stamping, apply the clear EP and heat emboss this. I hope you can see how it looks in the photo.







Step 4: Now the magic happens......using your blending tool and the Walnut Stain Distress Ink, blend the ink and watch as a new design appears over top of the other one. You can wipe it again, with a baby wipe or a piece of paper towel to remove the excess ink from the embossing.













Here's a close up of it.....................









So that's it.....I really love this technique, I hope you have fun playing!!! Also, you can experiment with various stamps and colours, just remember that you want to use the darkest ink colour last, as it should be dark enough to cover all the other colours you have used. There's so much you can do with this technique, you could use just blues or purples etc., or try it with 2 different colours of EP.

Well I hope you enjoyed my tutorial, if you have any questions please feel free to leave them in the comments section and I will do my best to answer you ASAP.

Now onto how the card looks............


Products Used:
Cardstock: X-press It Blending Cardstock, Brown Cardstock

So all I did to finish the card was use the punch down the side, stamped and cut out the sentiment and tag, then added some bling and the ribbon and bow.

I did do another card with the same technique, but I used the new Heartfelt Creations stamps, Daisy Patch Background & Stained Glass Background instead, here's how it turned out..............

So that's it for this post..........I'm still waiting for the warm weather to come..........lol........it doesn't look like I'm going to get my wish anytime soon!!! :)  So until next time.......................

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14 comments:

NickelNook said...

Wow Kim! It's the first time I've seen it done this way! Thanks so much for sharing your technique...your cards are beautiful!...Nancy :o)

Shirley Fread said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards, Kim! This technique is a definite must to try!

Sparkly Pink Star said...

AWESOME LOVE IT!!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

WOW! Such a cool effect and awesome technique! I have to try it now!

Allison said...

Very cool...TFS!

Michelle Gotoh Bertuzzi said...

What a great tutorial! TFS!

Dawn said...

Love it! Definitely going to give it a try. Thanks for the tutorial.

Chelsey V said...

Kim that is an amazing technique!! When you explained it the other day in the store it was hard to imagine, but I think the cards are breathtaking! If only I had some background stamps so I could try it out...

Sara said...

WOW!! That is so pretty! I love it!

Yvonne said...

Your technique makes beautiful backgrounds!! I love it. I always like to the "feel" of the embossing powder cooked onto a piece like this, too. Thanks so much for sharing!

Tina Makuc said...

Hi Kim!!
I tried this technique today but I just can't get the effect that I want .. I did all the steps like you but .. the second stamp (the fabric desegn) doesn't show up.. I just got some shapes on the edges .. the rest is very smudged ..
What mistakes did I do??
The distress inks were dry .. I used distress embossing ink and a papermania clear embossing powder ..
Can you help me??

Cathy A said...

Thanks for the tutorial, both stunning cards.

donna mikasa said...

I didn't think you could emboss over embossing! Thanks for sharing such a cool technique with stunning results!

Renee said...

Ooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhs and ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhsssss!!!!!!!!!! This is amazing, can't wait to try it out, thanks for sharing!!!