Distress Ink Emboss Resist Cards

Hi there and thanks for stopping by! Today I’m going to share a simple and very impactful technique – distress ink resist. You can use this with any stamps you have, heat embossing supplies and distress inks.

With a large background stamp, like I’ve chosen, or any individual image you choose, stamp with an embossing ink such as VersaMark. Sprinkle with embossing powder and heat set. I almost always use white for this but you can use colored powder if you choose.

Next, choose your distress inks and blend them right over the top of your embossing. Once it’s blended how you want, take a clean cloth or paper towel and buff off any ink that’s sitting in top of the embossing. Now you have this fabulous background that on its own is beautiful!

With these two, I trimmed them down to 4×5.25 and glued them to a black card base.

For the green/blue one, I die cut the hugs sentiment from the Avery Elle Simply Said Hugs 4 times from white cardstock and glued them together. Then I glued that to a vellum die cut of the shadow that comes in that same set. I adhered that to the card front. Next, I stamp and heat embossed the other sentiments from the same set, trimmed them into thin strips and popped them up with foam squares.

For the rainbow card, I die cut the Lawn Fawn scripty thanks sentiment 4 times from a teal cardstock and glued them all together. After adhering that to the card front, I stamped and heat embossed the small sentiment underneath from the Avery Elle Peek-a-boo Pals stamp set and popped it up with foam squares.

To finish both of these cards off I scattered sequins randomly from the bottom left to the top right corner.

I hope you’ll give this technique a try. I know you’ll love it!

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Concord & 9th and Lawn Fawn Thank You Fairy Much Card

I’m so excited to share this adorable, bright fairy thank you card with you today. I recently placed a fun order with Scrapbookpal.com, including some things I wouldn’t typically choose. I love this site and they have recently added some new, big names to the companies they carry including Concord and 9th, The Stamp Market and Gina K Designs to name a few.

In this order I was sure to add this amazing Concord and 9th Big Thanks die as soon as I saw it. I immediately had so many ideas for it and couldn’t wait for it to arrive so I could start playing. Today’s card showcases this die with Lawn Fawn Fairy Friends stamps and coordinating dies.

I started by blending distress inks on smooth white cardstock and then spritzing them with water for that great oxidized look. The colors used here are, from the top down, twisted citron, cracked pistachio, mermaid lagoon and blueprint sketch.

Then I laid out my card before stamping the images, just to make sure I knew everything was going to fit okay on the card front.

I also want to mention that this is my first time using Lawn Fawn’s Jet Black ink pad which is copic friendly. I was excited since I haven’t been happy with the other stamp pad I’ve been using for copics. I’m elated to report that it worked amazing and I’m instantly in love!

When I colored the fairies, I planned their outfit colors to match the area of the distress ink they were in the most.

After I colored and die cut the fairies, I also die cut the big thanks die four times from white cardstock and stacked them together for some fun dimension. I attached the die cut word first with liquid glue and then added foam to the back of the fairies.

I used my Wink of Stella clear glitter brush to add shimmer to the fairies’ wings and the entire thanks die cut. Then I added these great bubbles from Honey Bee Stamps around the card and finished off the front with some white gel pen accents.

The very last thing I did was stamp the sentiment “Thank you fairy much!” on the inside with Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Up ink.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!