Thursday 21 May 2015

Painted Petals emboss resist technique - Stampin' Up artisan blog hop

Hold on to your ears crafting friends, because we Stampin' Up artisan designers are whisking you off on our weekly blog hop today and I'm SO excited about the emboss resist technique I'm sharing with you! Are you ready?

There's a lot of excitement buzzing about at the moment with sneak peeks from the upcoming new Stampin' Up annual catalogue but don't forget that the fabulous goodies in the spring/summer catalogue are only available until 2nd June! I'd hate for you to lose the opportunity to buy Painted Petals for example - it's one of my all time favourite stamp sets!

This bright card was created using a fun emboss resist technique perfect for using with photopolymer stamps. If we zoom in to have a closer look...

... you can see it looks as if it's been screen printed in layers!

I adore the sentiments in this wonderful set and, of course, being clear photopolymer, they're as easy as pie to stamp wherever you want them and as straight as you want them!

So are you wondering how to create a card using this technique?

Here we go then:


• Stamp your floral design in whatever colours you like
• Clean your stamps
• Load each stamp with Versamark and stamp it over the original (don't worry if your stamping is slightly 'off' - it will just make the finished result look more authentic :)
• Heat emboss this with clear embossing powder
• Sponge blue ink all over the embossed image and the whole panel
• Wipe the excess ink off the embossed image
• Stamp leaves in the same blue ink and wipe off excess ink
• Finish with a sentiment and a sprinkling of sequins

I hope you enjoyed this fun technique - and I REALLY hope I've convinced you not to let Painted Petals slip through your fingers!

I'm pretty sure there'll be lots of sneak peeks on my team-mates' blogs this week! Click the button below to see what fabulousness Allison Okamitsu is sharing today!

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If you have any queries, or prefer to speak to me, I'm happy to help.
You can contact me by email or phone on 01280 820593.

We're in mourning in our house... for a bright orange rubber meerkat! It was Eva's favourite toy, she chased it, played tug with it and walked home holding it proudly in her mouth. (It helped her get over her disappointment that 'walkies' do have to end sometime!) Yesterday, the precious meerkat disappeared without trace at the bottom of a muddy stream. She hunted for it for ages and we helped her by poking about in the mud with sticks (she was momentarily distracted by the sticks!) but all to no avail.

Rest in peace orange rubber meerkat :(

See you tomorrow for some sneaky peek excitement!


  1. Wow Vicky! Such a beauty! Awesome way to showcase this technique!

  2. Stunning, Vicki! I LOVE the sponged Pool Party background; the perfect backdrop to those bold, bright flowers. Thanks for the instructions; such a fun technique!

  3. Sorry, Vicky - didn't mean to misspell your name. x

  4. Lovely technique and a pretty card. Can't wait for the sneak peak tomorrow!

    Poor Eva . . . she'll have to get a new fave toy now.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  5. A lovely card and a great technique.
    Poor Eva I hope she finds a replacement soon
    Jackie x

  6. Love this set and the emboss resist technique and you've created a true work of art, Vicky! So sorry about the meercat :( xxx

  7. Ooh a new technique to try, love the card Vicky. Poor Eva hope she ones with a new toy soon.
    Val x

  8. Gorgeous card, lovely colours and such a pretty stamp!

  9. Vicky, our minds must have been traveling on the same wavelength as I was just thinking of using this method to help out a stamp pad from another company that looks a little splotchy. I bought this set in wood after doing much due diligence. Now with your inspiration I think I'm going to go play and have some fun with them. Please little Tuppence a little nose kiss from our little bunnies, Brownie and Nillie! (bunnies show their affection by giving little nose kisses, it is so fun to get a little kiss from them, sometimes if they feel really treated, we get showered with nose kisses! They do have their own special and unique personalities too, like Tuppence. Can't wait to see your next frolic with Eva! Enjoy your week-end and thanks for the lovely card inspiration.

  10. Beautiful card Vicky, love how you have done it too.


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