Saturday, 6 March 2010

Dare to Resist

At my class in February, we learned the many ways we can use the resist technique for making great cards. Here are the cards we made and the technique we used. All of these techniques have tutorials over at Splitcoaststampers.

Emboss Resist

This first card has been made using the EMBOSS RESIST technique. I did case this card from Tara at SCS…just changing it slightly. We used Circle Circus stamp set and stamped it in Versamark. We then embossed it using clear EP. We rubbed Pink Passion ink over the top and finished it off with Only Orange embellishments. Cool hey??

Ghosting Red Ghosting Blue

These cards use the GHOSTING technique…this is where you stamp an image in Versamark (we used the flowers and butterflies from Priceless) on glossy cardstock and then brayer or sponge ink over the top. The two samples show the two different ways to add the ink. The Riding Hood Red one, I used a brayer and the Pacific Point one, I used a dauber. I personally like the dauber effect more as you could see the image clearer but my ladies all liked the brayer effect better.  I will leave it up to you to decide.


This technique, called EMERGING COLOUR, would have to be my new favourite. And this was the first time I had ever tried it before. It is vey cool! You just stamp some solid images in a light ink onto WW cardstock. We then Versamarked and embossed with clear EP a large, solid image- the large flower from Petal Pizzaz. Then you get a dark colour and ink over the top. The embossed flower resisted the dark ink. The photo doesn’t do the card justice…it is very pretty in real life. The colours we used were: Regal Rose and So Saffron for the small background stamps, Elegant Eggplant for the over all ink colour; So Saffron and Perfect Plum for the cardstock. Definitely going to be making more of these.

IMG_0059For this card, we used the CRAYON RESIST technique. We stamped the tree image from Lovely as a Tree set in black Stazon on glossy cardstock. We then used a white waxed crayon to add white highlights to the branches. Then using a sponge dauber, we added some Always Artichoke ink to the tree and Brocade Blue ink to the sky. We use Brocade Blue for our card base and Always Artichoke for  the mat and finished it off with some Hemp Twine.

PAP Wax Resist 1 Wax Resisit Navy

For our last two cards, we used the WAX PAPER RESIST technique. This technique is super easy. Get a piece of wax paper, scrunch it up into a tight ball, put it between 2 pieces of glossy cardstock, iron it and then add colour. For the first card, we used Mellow Moss to create our background. We then stamped a flower using the Pick a Petal set using Pretty in Pink and Mellow Moss. For the second card, we used our resist card as the feature. We used Night of Navy in to bring out the “texture” created by the wax paper. We added some Night of Navy ribbon and it was done.


So there you have it! Five different techniques and 6 different cards. I hope you give them a try- they are lots of fun!!



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