Hello friends!  It’s time for a technique challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown and this time it’s a fun one: emboss resist.  Even though I don’t use this technique often, I always love the results.

I used the current CAS(E) this Sketch! challenge for the layout of my card.  I heat embossed the snowflakes and the sentiment with white ink and white embossing powder.  Then I brushed a wash of ink and water over the embossing, which resisted the color.  I love the subtle variation in the color where the ink tended to pool!  Once the ink wash had dried, I die cut my card front and then attached it to a card base.  It was pretty interesting (and fortunate) that the two colors of ink I used for the wash ended up blending to match a different Stampin’ Up color. I have to admit I’m quite pleased with how it turned out.

52CCT 10-24-2015



I’m really looking forward to seeing what our challenge participants at 52CCT create this week!  Be sure to link your card at the challenge post by 7:00 p.m. Eastern time Friday, October 30.  Thanks for stopping by today!

Stamps: Bows and Holly, Critters in the Snow (Lawn Fawn)
Cardstock: watercolor paper (Artist’s Loft); Pool Party (Stampin’ Up)
Ink: craft white (SU)
Other: white embossing powder (Stampendous); Baja Breeze and Soft Sky reinkers (SU); Stitched Rectangles die (Lawn Fawn)

6 Responses to “52 Christmas Card Throwdown – October technique challenge”

  1. Absolutely super! Love this ultra clean and simple Christmas card. Super layout too! xxx

  2. I like this. It’s a simple idea but so pretty.

  3. Oh, what a pretty take on the sketch!

  4. sobre et tout en élégance Patricia, je ne suis pas aussi douée que toi pour le C&S, c’est superbe, biz

  5. love your watercolor wash in my favorite color

  6. Your CAS card is a real beauty, and I love the soft aqua colors! Gorgeous!

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