Monday, January 14, 2013

Double Emboss Resist

This is my entry for the Twisted Thursday Challenge (Favorite Things) over at The Outlawz.


I used 2 of my favorite things for this card. My love of metal and creating my own embellishments. I don't know what the official name of this technique is, but I call it double emboss resist.  To create this card, you start by doing the emboss resist exactly as you normally would. Stamp your image on white card stock using Versamark, use clear embossing powder and heat it. I used a direct to paper technique to apply the 3 different ink colors, making sure I could see some of the marks. Now, for the double emboss part. Notice that there is no shine on the image. To get this effect, take another piece of white card stock and lay it on top of this one. Cover that with a sheet of typing paper and using a hot iron (no steam), iron the entire image. What this does is melt the embossing powder and transfer a reverse image onto the other card stock. IMPORTANT: Make sure you do NOT wipe off the ink after doing your first emboss resist effect. If you do, you will not have a reverse image on the other card stock. Neither piece comes out shiny. It's like the embossing powder just disappears, but you are left with 2 gorgeous pieces to create your cards. The second piece will be all white, except where you have your image...that will be colored with the inks you chose. I used a wire mesh on the side and made my own embellishments with a punch and card stock and metal. I heated the metal with my handheld butane torch to make it change colors before punching, and then placed a little crystal on the top of each one.

6 comments:

  1. This is simply fabulous. Such great detail and thanks for the details on how this beautiful card was made.

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  2. Incredible Susan. All this work and such an enormously impressive outcome -- ahhhhhh!

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  3. This card is gorgeous Susan. Thanks for all the details on how you made it. The time and effort you put into your cards is so well worth it...they are all absolutely wonderful

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  4. Did you say...blow torch??? Wow! You really do take this stuff seriously! Thought I had a creative touch, but ah...um...don't think I'm even close! Looks AWESOME, Susan, as does ALL your work, including your blog!

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  5. WTG on getting a blog started! i am following and also looking forward to getting your posts in my email! Good for you. Now you need to find some Teams to get on with your quite fabulous cards! Love the side border you used on this beauty! Congrats on your new blog!!

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  6. Holy Moly girlfriend, all this metal work, blow torch, I would have....well, let's just say I am NOT allowed to be around flamable objects........LOL Just kidding around. Is there any aspect of art you haven't tried out? This is seriously amazing, Susan. Way to go!! I am going to have to keep watching out for your posts. Not ever disappointed, that's for sure. Whew! LOL

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