Tropical Chic emboss resist card

Hello and thanks for joining me.

I mentioned my ‘give it a go’ list a short while ago and now I’ve ticked another box on it, the emboss resist technique. I combined this technique with a stamp set I’ve not used for a little while; Tropical Chic…

I made my normal card base with Very Vanilla card measuring 21 x 14.5 cm, scored and folded on the long side at 10.5 cm.

I cut a piece of Watercolour Paper to measure 10 x 14 cm and stamped it with the 3 leaf stamps from the Tropical Chic stamp set in Versamark ink, added some Clear Stampin’ Emboss powder and heat set it.

I added some Old Olive ink to an acrylic block and then mixed it with a little water. I did the same with Granny Apple Green ink and added both colours to my Watercolour Paper with an Aquapainter. I blotted any ink that sat on top of the heat embossed design with some kitchen roll.

Before adding this panel to my card I wrapped some Linen Thread around it and tied it in a knot at the front. I cut some Old Olive vellum with my Starburst punch and added this to the card under the thread.

Using the Tropical Dies I cut the outer and inner leaves from Granny Apple Green and Old Olive card to give them a two tone look.

I used sponge daubers to add Grapefruit Grove and Lovely Lipstick ink to the flower stamp and stamped onto Very Vanilla card and then die cut it. I also added some Wink of Stella to the flower for a little bit of shimmer.

I stamped the sentiment onto Very Vanilla card with Crumb Cake ink, cut it into a banner at one end and added it to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I rather like the mix of textures with the embossing, watercolour paper, vellum, thread and die cuts. I hope you do too.

I’ve listed the products I’ve used below and you can click on any of the links to purchase them from my friend Valerie’s online shop 24/7.

Happy crafting,

Heather x

Product List
Tropical Dies
Linen Thread

About stampwithnellie

Hi, my name is Heather Forgan, but my nickname is Nellie! I'm an independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator in the United Kingdom and I love being able to share my creations using their fabulous products.

4 Responses

  1. Mary-Ann Lynch

    Please Please Please Heather, would you mind doing a video on this amazing sounding technique. I would so appreciate it. Looks wonderful but I am old so need a video!!!! Yep I am 73. Thank you for your consideration. XXX M

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      1. Mary-Ann Lynch

        Heather, thank you. That is so nice of you. I appreciate your help. And oh my, I will need to practise that technique (I am a relative beginner) but I so like it. Thank you once again. XXX Melbourne, Australia

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