Irresistible Resist

Irresistible Resist

I love stamping techniques, and I thought of one today I haven’t done for awhile. It’s a fun resist technique.

Irresistible Blooms, Go To Greetings, Resist

Sometimes you want a colored background on a card, but you don’t want to stamp on colored card stock – especially if you’re going to color your images. The color in the card stock will change the color you’re using. So, here’s my technique.

First, I stamped the flowers, leaves, and splatters from the Irresistible Blooms Stamp Set on Basic White Cardstock with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. This stamp set and coordinating dies as well as many other products are available today in my online store. They won’t be in any printed publication, so check out my store to see these Online Exclusives.

Next, I colored the images with Poppy Parade, So Saffron, and Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends. Now for the resist part. You’ll need to cover the colored images with Versamark. There are a couple ways to do this. You can squeeze some Versamark Refill on a palatte, then pick it up with a brush and “paint” over the images with the Versamark Refill. Or you can use a VersaMark Pad with a Blender Pen. However, I may have mentioned I’m “patience challenged.” When I first became a Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator, we carried the VersaMarker in our catalog. It’s a marker filled with Versamark Ink. I fell in love. If you missed a spot when you were stamping in embossing ink before heat embossing, the Versamarker was a life saver. Even though we don’t currently carry it and I try only to use products I can sell, I had to purchase another Versamarker, and that’s what I used for this card. Simply color over the image, then emboss with clear embossing powder. So easy!

Now that my alcohol ink colored images had a layer of melted embossing powder over them, I simply blended Balmy Blue Ink over the entire card. There’s no need to be super careful, because the ink won’t stick to the powder. After all the unembossed Basic White areas were covered, I used a craft towel to shine up the embossing and remove any ink residue on the embossed areas. If you’re wondering what a craft towel is, it’s a cloth I keep in my craft room to clean up any ink messes.

I stamped the sentiment from the Go To Greetings Stamp Set in Poppy Parade Ink on a scrap of Blushing Bride Cardstock, then punched it and a Poppy Parade scalloped oval with the Double Oval Punch. I added a few Iridescent Pastel Gems, then adhered the 4″ x 5-1/4″ stamped panel to a So Saffron card base.

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!

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Irresistible Blooms, Go To Greetings, Resist Technique

About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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2 Responses to Irresistible Resist

  1. Susan Horr says:

    I love all the techniques you have been showing lately. I haven’t done most of them in years! Thanks for the reminders!


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