Have you ever bought a stamp set just because you liked it but you weren't really sure how you were going to use it?  I must confess that was the case for me with the stamp set Nature's Peace.  But, I got it out today and it just seemed like a great image for emboss/resist.  

Emboss:resist left

 It is a large image and I knew that I did not want to do a lot of coloring.  Then I remembered a technique that my friend and fellow Stampin' Pretty Pal Ann Schach shared with us at Convention a few years ago.  That technique was emboss/resist.  

Emboss:resist rt

My card base is piece of 4-1/4" x 11" Early Espresso cardstock.  In order to subtely add a bit of bling, my next layer is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Gold Foil.  The image layer is a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Naturals Ivory cardstock.  

After using the Embossing Buddy on the cardstock, I inked the stamp up with VersaMark Ink.  Because the image is so large, I made sure that I liberally covered it with White Embossing Powder.  And, the magis happened when I used the Heat Tool to set the embossing powder.

Emboss:resist straight

Using a stamping sponge & Crumb Cake Ink, I sponged the entire image using a circular motion while going from the inside to the outside.  After sponging, I used a tissue to gentle wipe ink off of the white images.  This layer was adhered to my gold foil layer.  As a tribute to Ann, I had to add pearls as my final touch.  

This is a simple card to make – especially if you have to make a lot of Christmas cards.

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