Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Emboss Resist Easel Card

Today I am sharing a tutorial that actually demonstrates two techniques. I will show you how to use clear embossing powder to create a resist that can be colored with ink daubers and I will show you how to make a simple easel card.

An easel card is an ingenious way to surprise someone who likes to display their cards. It's also a great way to present a card to someone who is hospitalized or in a nursing home because they can see their card without having to handle it. Sit your card up in a  prominent area and they will be repeatedly reminded that you are thinking of them.

The emboss resist technique looks much harder than it is. You begin by stamping an image using Versamark ink. Next you apply clear embossing powder and heat. Then you use sponge daubers and colored ink to fill in the details. It is not meant to be perfect. The finished product will look like a vibrant water color image and the embossed area will be bold and shiny when you buff off the excess ink using an ordinary tissue or paper towel. (click on the photo to see the details close up) You could try these techniques together, as I did, or use them independently. They are both a lot of fun!
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  1. Thank you for posting this project! Leah and I were working on duplicating this card. She will love watching the video...I'm not the best instructor...LOL!!

  2. Yesterday I remade this card as a standard card (instead of an easel card) and I used a Mother's Day sentiment. I seemed like it would suit my mother in law. She loves flowers!