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Tuesday, October 06, 2015

{Spotlight Project} Emboss Resist with Cornelia

Hi, it's Cornelia today. This tutorial is about emboss resist technique - nothing new, an oldie, but goodie. I got inspired by Kelly Latevola from You and Your Big Dreams, who recently did a video tutorial on this technique. In addition, there is a slur of youtube videos out there....and now you even have a quick photo tutorial :)

Lets get started. 

My supplies: card stock, distress inks and the Trendy Leaves set - after all, fall is here. The sentiment is from the new Holiday Expressions: Thankful for Autumn set.

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Cover the cardstock with Distress inks and let them dry really well - (you may do this before you go to bed and then continue the next day....) After it's all really dry, rub it with your embossing buddy and pick your stamps, ink them up with Versamark and stamp them onto the card stock.

Heat emboss with clear embossing powder.

Take a dark Distress ink (I used black soot) and sponge it over the card stock. The heat embossed elements will resist the ink and stand out.

Buff it up a bit to get the black ink off your heat embossed parts.

I also used a stitched frame and cut the card stock slightly smaller than an A2 card. Mounted it to the white card base and added the white heat embossed sentiment.

Happy Fall to all of you!

Products Cornelia used in today's project:


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  1. Super cool!! :-D Thank you for sharing. :-D

  2. This is very beautiful!! Love the colors you have chosen!
    Moxie Craftie

  3. Wow! You have rocked this technique, Cornelia ! Stunning card.

  4. Such a cool technique. Love the card. The leaves are so vibrant against the black background.

  5. Thanks for the tutorial. Great results from such a 'simple' technique. Thank you for sharing it with us:)

  6. Whoa! Stunning color...gorgeous and dramatic card.

  7. So pretty. I love this! What a gorgeous technique!

  8. Gorgeous autumnal colours and a fab technique giving a beautiful card! xxx

  9. Love that technique, and you have really rocked it here Cornelia.

  10. What a cool technique! The cards looks beautiful...Thanks for the tutorial Cornelia...

  11. What a fabulous technique ...Thank you so much for sharing !!...Your card is just Amazing !

  12. Stunning card Cornelia..and a wonderful must-try technique! :)
    Suchi xx

  13. Wow..those colorful leaves look fab on sponged black bg !

  14. Is such a beautiful card. I love the contrast between the colorful leaves and black background. It is beautiful.

  15. Wow Cornelia....
    I never try emboss Resist with Black..
    This is stunning
    Sooo clever n adorable card..
    Luv this much

  16. danke für die knappe und schnelle, gut verständliche Erklärung,
    nun habe selbst ich es verstanden *gg
    LG hellerlittle

  17. The colors of the leaves stand out against the black. Very eyecatching!!

  18. Gorgeous!!! Thank you for the wonderful tutorial. I must try this.

  19. That's absolutely gorgeous! I always forget about using clear embossing... thanks for the reminder!!

  20. What a brilliant idea, I must try it myself.


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