Materials: Inspired By Nature stamp set (on the dormant list), More Mustard, Old Olive & Close to Cocoa Crafter’s Inks, Versamark, Crystal Clear Embossing powder, sponge daubers, dry (dead) blender pen, Vanilla cardstock.
I could say it was a new take on emboss resist, but it’s been around for years. Ironing off the embossing powder onto newsprint or other scrap paper to get rid of the shiny ‘resist’ layer is an old trick, but when you use Crafter’s ink, it doesn’t really ‘resist’ like it should so you have no choice but to iron off the excess.
EXCEPT that if you iron it off onto good cardstock, you end up with a mirror image of just the ink you sponged onto the flower on the first…
Below are a few step-by-step photos but you can download the project ‘to go’ (left).
First the flowers were stamped in Versamark on Vanilla cardstock and embossed with clear embossing powder. I used a sponge dauber and crafters ink to color to the entire card. I wiped off the excess ink on the embossed areas (but it leaves a residue).
This is what it looks like immediately after ironing the two together. You have to pull it apart while it is hot.
The BEST part is that the embossing powder is half on each project and you can actually color it directly with a ‘dead’ blender (yes, I keep old dry blender pens) and some Crafter’s ink on both of them to give them definition.
Heat set the entire project and the clear embossing powder melt again and set the color for good.
This was very easy… and one of my October 08 Stamp Festival projects! So, how’d I do?