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.
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.
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.
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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