- just make a card using some kind of resist technique.
Resist Technique has fascinated me ever since I first came across it. I think it’s just this magical moment when an image appears from a white background – like in the photography-lab back in school.
And there’s so many different ways to achieve the effect: you could use resist-ink like VersaMark, you could do an emboss-resist technique (ironing the embossed bits off or leaving them on, just as you like) or even use some wax to keep the colour off your paper (even a candle might do there).
The Design Team have some great cards to share this week and you can see them all HERE
So, with time running out, I reluctantly put those aside and resorted to a technique I've used before to make this
For this effect you apply plenty of ink to the upper section of an embossing folder, insert your card, then run it through your die cutting machine. The ink transfers to the cardstock in the "background" sections of the folder, so that the raised parts of the design stay white.
Its not easy to get even coverage with this, but actually some variation in the depth of colour gives quite a nice effect, it might look a bit 'flat' if was too even.
I've not tried it, but I suppose you could try to use a couple of inks. It might be tricky to get a good coverage, but maybe worth a try!
I cut a square aperture in the card blank and trimmed down the embossed panel before adhering to the inside
Then I inked up another piece of card, making the ink colour rather stronger and cut a frame to fit the front of the card and leaving a white border for the birdhouse image. I should have used a larger square die for this - the border looked a bit too wide for my liking, but I think I drew attention away from it by using the sentiment around the corner (don't tell anyone it was a "fix", will you ;))
The flowers are made with die cuts of different sizes, which I've shaped with a ball tool and layered up
Tools and Materials
White card blank plus extra of the same card
Embossing folder (Crafters Companion)
Tumbled Glass Distress Ink
Flower (white parts) Sue Wilson/Creative Expressions die - sorry, can't find the name
Flower Centres - from a couple of Memory Box die sets
Leafy Swirls die (Spellbinders)
Gems, Ice Stickles Glitter Glue
Sentiment - made with decal paper (Crafty Computer Paper)
That's it for this time, I shall now return to the sofa and nurse my cold!
Have a great weekend. Thanks for looking