Friday, September 26, 2014

A Little Bit of Magic

Hello Stamping Friends,

It's Friday!!!! Yippee! Hooray! And any other excitement word you may want to add. I have subbed everyday this week so I am excited that tomorrow is Saturday and I get to sleep in, not make all the lunches and head out early in the morning. Now that, my friends, is something to be excited about. Now don't get too excited, Jonah has a soccer game, I have a workshop and we need to work on Noah's college applications, so it's not a FREE day by any stretch of the imagination. However, it is the little things that I'm excited about.

With it being Friday, that means we have a Fabulous Friday going on over at Sisters in Stamping. This week we are sharing techniques with you. There are so many great and wonderful techniques in the stamping world. I decided on a technique that has been around for awhile but I haven't used it in a long time.....emboss resist. It's like a little big of magic in your stamping.

That's right, magic. You first stamp your image with versamark ink, next you put (or I like to say, "Carefully dump") your embossing powder over the ink, then you heat set until the powder becomes raised and shiny. Finally, using a stampin' sponge you rub ink all over and around the image. The embossed image will resist the ink, the ink will stay on the cardstock and make the embossed image really pop. So for this card the Merry was stamped on whisper white cardstock, heat embossed with iridescent ice embossing powder, heat set, and then lost lagoon ink was rubbed over the image.
Pretty cool, right? This technique never gets old. There's excitement every time you do it. Honestly, if you have never done this you need to try it. If it's been a long time since you have done it, you need to do it again. You will love it.

Here's a close up of the Merry. I think this is a pretty easy technique with fool proof results every time. Imagine making it into a tie-dye look. Now that would be pretty cool. Don't forget to head over to Sisters in Stamping for more techniques.

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