This is the first in a year long series of monthly blog hops focusing on techniques for card makers. Each month we'll feature a different technique or fold or product. We've assembled a team of card makers who range from new to advanced so you'll get a great variety of cards and ideas.
This month we will be focusing on emboss resist techniques and WOW have we got some cool cards for you today. We really love feedback so please leave a comment on each of the blogs in today's hop. Each comment on the 12 hops throughout the year will be entered into a prize drawing for a $25 Blitsy.com gift certificate at the end of the year. Now on with the projects.
I decided to try watercoloring as my first attempt at this technique. I wasn’t that happy with the result .. I think I need better watercolor paper. Let me know what watercolor paper you like to use in the comments below!
Here’s what I did. I inked up the smooth side of my watercolor paper with some Versamark Embossing Ink and embossed it with some clear embossing powder. After I heatset it, I began adding my colors; Tattered Rose, Seedless Preserves, & Broken China. I tapped each color onto a clear acrylic block, mixed in a little water using my aqua pen, and colored my page.
The embossed areas resisted the ink while the paper soaked it up.
I stamped the heart image on some cardstock, cut it out, and coated it with some Glossy Accents. I popped it up with some dimensionals.