Teach Me Tuesday: Emboss Resist

Hey there stampy friends! Happy Tuesday! It is a glorious day here on Cape Cod. I went for a walk this morning, it was such a great way to start my day (albeit a bit chilly). I have a ton of ideas swirling around in my head for Teach Me Tuesday videos — and all of you have provided some great inspiration as well! In fact, today’s Teach Me Tuesday video was a special request from my friend Verna. She tagged me in a Facebook post a few weeks back asking if I could show her how to create a card shown in the video. And it turned out that the technique (emboss resist) made for a great topic for Teach Me Tuesday! It actually teaches TWO things in one video. First is how to heat emboss. While this is an oldie (but oh so awesome!!), it is still new to many and it is an incredible “wow” when you first see it. I know it was one of the first things that hooked me on stamping over a decade ago! The second thing you’ll learn in this week’s Teach Me Tuesday video is the emboss resist technique, which is

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Stampin’ Up Artisan Award Entry: Card #1

Hello, Hello! What a fabulous Saturday… the weather is gorgeous and I’m spending the weekend with some fabulous new peeps at the Scrap-A-Way Retreats weekend. Many of the girls stayed up late last night, so I thought I’d pop on the old blog and share with you a card a made for the Stampin’ Up Artisan Award earlier this year. This is a close up of the card. I used glossy cardstock and embossed the large white doily images using versamark and white embossing powder. Then I used Stampin’ Up’s colored embossing powder in Pool Party for the smaller flower image. After I heat embossed the random patterned images on the glossy cardstock, I took a sponge and sponged Crumb Cake ink over the entire front of the glossy cardstock. Then wipe off the excess ink using a paper towel (this will also take any of the ink off the embossed images, too). Add a few layers of paper and some brads as accents and you have the finished card: This emboss resist technique is one of my absolute favorites. While Stampin’ Up doesn’t carry the glossy cardstock anymore, it is still readily available in the crafting market… it’s super

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