Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Debossed Inky Resist - Group of Seven

Hi everyone.  Back this month with another technique done by our Group of Seven Cardmakers.  This time we have tried Debossed Inky Resist, following a video by Anna-Karin Evaldsson and led by Julia.

Please check out the details for the technique and link to video on the blog ...

This is a heat embossing technique done with an embossing folder.  Another technique with endless possibilities by using different embossing folders, different colours of embossing powder, and different colours / types of inks. :)

Our group all agreed that success depends on the embossing folder.  It's something you need to experiment with to find the folders that work for you.  Most of us found it worked best with regular folders (not 3-D), but a few in the group used 3-D folders with success.  I think it depends more on the individual folder design.

For the card above, I used a SU! embossing folder called Lucky Stars.  I first stamped my image (Studio Light) on mixed media paper in black ink, then clear heat embossed.  This was one of two generous gifts I received from entering Rudolph Days Challenge, run by the lovely Maureen.  Thanks Maureen!!

I added Versamark to the inside of my embossing folder and placed my panel so that it would only deboss above the image.  Ran it though my Gemini Jr. and then sprinkled with more clear embossing powder and heat set ... this created a resist for the stars.  I smooshed two colours of Distress Inks (Chipped Sapphire / Wilted Violet) over top.  I'm happy how this turned out! :)

Close-up ...

Since this was the first time using both the beautiful Christmas Reindeer image and the star embossing folder, so I'm sending this card over to NBUS Challenge #47.

And I made a second card using a different embossing folder, Leafy Branch (Cuttlebug).  This time I heat embossed with white on the debossed side and then smooshed in two colours of Distress Inks (Mowed Lawn / Peacock Feathers).  Dried the panel and then smooshed again with the same Distress Ink colours to add more depth of colour.  To finish I splattered with diluted blue ink and added a sentiment banner.

I hope you'll try this out.  It stretches the use of your folders by using the debossed side for a different look to embossing. :)

We're adding a linky on the Group of Seven blog for those that try the technique and want to share.  Just so you know, this is not a challenge and the linky will not be moderated.

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I will be taking a break from blogging as I'm headed to the hospital later today and will be having open heart surgery tomorrow.  I've been waiting for this surgery for quite a while, so I'll be relieved once it's done.

I'm hopeful everything will go smoothly and I will be back making cards and sharing them on my blog in the not-too-distant future.

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Card #1:
Stamps:  Stamp#391 (Studio Light Essentials)
Paper:   White card base (Neenah 110 lb.); Mixed Media paper (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink:  Black Ink:  Memento; Versamark; Distress Inks:  Chipped Sapphire, Wilted Violet (Tim Holtz) 
Accessories:   Lucky Stars embossing folder (SU!), embossing buddy, Clear embossing powder (Ranger), White embossing powder (Ranger), heat tool, water mister

Card #2:
Stamps:  Birthday Blowout (Poppy Stamps - retired)
Paper:   White card base (Neenah 110 lb.); Mixed Media paper (Strathmore 140 lb.); Black card stock (SU!)
Ink:  Versamark; Distress Inks:  Mowed Lawn, Peacock Feathers (Tim Holtz) 
Accessories:   Leafy Branch embossing folder (Cuttlebug), embossing buddy, White embossing powder (Ranger), heat tool, water mister



Nstiz said...

Sorry Loll for not commenting. No notifications at all. Love that wonderful background and also love that stamp which I have. It’s hard to stamp that one clearly but yours is perfect! Wonderful winter color too!

Julie B said...

Fab technique Loll, sorry i'm late to the party, I must have missed this post.
I also hope that things went well with your surgery and you are up and about crafting soon. xx

I Card Everyone said...

hmmm seems like I have seen it, and told you how incredible that stag is, Loll. But who knows - I might be losing it!
Hope you're feeling fabulous by now!

Bonnie said...

Oops. I thought I had commented on these beautiful cards, Lolly! Your stars are perfect for this wonderful deer stamp and I love the springtime look of the leaves with the pastel green!

Priscilla said...

Loved your card and Prayers for a good recovery and your back to crafting soon.

Susan said...

Love the Christmas card - that reindeer is a fabulous stamp, and it looks great against the mauve starry background. The leafy card turned out perfectly. Two great examples of the debossed inky resist.

BożenA said...

WOW! Two wonderful cards. I love the first star card, it looks like a winter sky. I also love this stamp with a deer on which the inscription appears.
I also love the second card, its colors are just stunning.

Ivy Peck said...

Thanks great bblog