Tuesday, December 29, 2009


It's Tuesday already, and I'm back with a resist technique using embossing and chalk inks.  On this card, the panel of flowers is the "technique" part.  So, let's get started with how to do it!

Start by embossing the image (in this instance, the row of flowers) with clear pigment ink.  I used VersaMark clear ink on white cardstock.  Apply clear embossing powder and heat until fully embossed. 
Next, begin applying ColorBox Chalk ink to the embossed strip, starting with the lightest color and working up to the darkest color.  I used the Chalk ink Queue (Cat's eye shaped pads) in graduated colors of pinks and deep burgundy. 

The last step is to buff the inked strip with a tissue or paper towel.  This will blend the colors, and clean the ink off the embossed image.  I usually use the tissue after each color, so the blending is smoother.  So, after I applied the lightest, then the next deeper color, I buffed with a tissue.  Then, when I added the third color, I buffed again, repeating this process until I applied the final color.  After all finished, I went back and "touched up" areas where the transition between some colors wasn't as smooth as I would have liked.  I just applied more of the two colors that were next to each other, and blended right away.

That's it.  Once you have your piece inked and buffed, you can use it on a card, scrapbook page, or any paper crafts project.  Here is the card assembly for the card I made with my strip:
-Prepare strip using the above method
-Emboss dot background with VersaMark and clear embossing powder on tan cardstock. Round corners.
-Stamp scalloped border on pink cardstock, attach to prepared (above) strip.  Attach to tan piece as shown. Tie ribbon at seam.  Attach piece to brown card.
 -Stamp For You scalloped circle and attach with foam tape to circle (punch or die cut circle).  Attach to card slightly overlapping strip.
-Stamp graduated dolls and apply to card. Use foam tape on medium and small doll.
That's it!  Easy, peasy!  And fun to do.

Stamps by Hero Arts:  S1583 Dot Background,  CL045 Flower Border (clear set), CL289 Dolls and scalloped border, and For you circle (clear set).



  1. Thank you for the tutorial! Your card turned out perfect!

  2. Thanks for the simple how-to instructions...the chalk inks work really well with the resist technique. Beautiful card too!
    Happy New Year wishes!

  3. Thanks for the tutorial - wonderful technique!


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