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How to Emboss Resist with Distress Inks


Back with another New Years card! I wish I could get away from the black, red and white... just my jam lately I suppose.

I really wanted to use the Concord&9th Sophisticated Script and just chose the Banner Alpha Bits to go with it. 

Not surprisingly it was near impossible to see where I was stamping using versamark on white cardstock. I would pour my white embossing powder after each letter in hopes to see it better, but really it was difficult to line the letters up. 
So no this isn't perfect, but I think it adds to the messy look anyhow.

After heat embossing, I took my Festive Berries and Black Soot Distress Inks on a sheet on plastic and sprayed it with water. Then you smoosh it (technical term there) onto you paper. 

It never looks good at this point, but just roll with it. Trust the process. 

I use my heat gun to dry it so I can add a second layer of Festive Berries. This will deepen up the red and make the sentiment stand out most.

It definitely needed some shine so I dusted Rangers Perfect Pearls across the card front. You know you can never capture these things on camera. 

Trimming it down and adding the borders really make it pop.

My favourite part are the gorgeous gems and in person they look like little disco balls!

This card came together really quick and I loved getting to do something messy. Thanks for stopping by and please share!


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3 comments on "How to Emboss Resist with Distress Inks"
  1. Gorgeous card, I love how you white embossed the letters, they really do look awesome with the watercolored background! LOVE it :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Happy New Year! :-)
    Lols x x x

    1. Thank you Lorraine for stopping by!

  2. I love the background of your card, very festive. This is a fabulous alpha set too! Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

    Cathie ♥


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