Friday, September 20, 2013

Emboss Resist Fall Card

No one enjoys sending sympathy cards, but I've realized this past year just how important it is to send them.  It means so much to receive one, knowing that others care that you are grieving.

I pinned this card by Lisa Young a while ago, and decided to try a variation on it.  While I love French Foliage, I don't own that set, and thought that Gently Falling would be a great substitute.  I changed up the colors a bit, too

Tips & Tricks

  • Emboss resist is such an easy technique.  I first embossed the leaves with clear embossing powder on Very Vanilla card stock.  Then I sponged various ink colors over the entire surface of the card stock.  After applying every color, I took my sponge and rubbed Crumb Cake ink over the entire thing.
  • Need texture on your card?  Try the faux suede technique, as I did here with the Cajun Craze and Soft Suede strips.  Simply crumple up the card stock until it easily peals apart into two layers.  The inside part will be kind of fuzzy, and the outside part isn't.  Just choose which side you prefer!  Hint:  SNAIL doesn't adhere well to the fuzzy side, so you may need to use a different adhesive.  I used Sticky Strip.
  • Did you know you can stamp on clay?  After dyeing this piece, I rolled it out (like cookie dough!) and stamped the little leaf on it.  Once it's dry, it's easy to trim, and it adds a unique element to this card.


Stamps:  Gently Falling, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink:  Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, and Soft Suede Classic Ink, VersaMark
Paper:  Cajun Craze, Soft Suede, and Very Vanilla card stock
Accessories:  Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Linen Thread, Simply Pressed Clay, Sponge

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