I aim to hold regular stamp classes at my home and recently we have been going back to some basic techniques, because not everyone knows how to do them, or have forgotten to use that technique in their crafting.
Last weekend's Techniques Classes focussed on the Emboss Resist technique, where you have an embossed image which is inked over and the embossed area 'resists' the ink thereby making it a focal part of your design.
The first two cards are the ones we made at each class and the third card was one that I saw on Pinterest and wanted to recreate for myself and to have another sample on display.
Of course, we had to make a Mother's Day card with that special coming soon! For those who didn't need to or want to make a mother's day card it was a simple matter of changing the greeting, with many to choose from in the Teeny Tiny Sentiments set.
I really LOVED the colour combination on this card - Pear Pizzaa, Peekaboo Peach and Watermelon Wonder.
One tip with the 'love' die cut to have it adhere well to the embossed card panel as well as have it lift up a little is to roll up a sticky dot or more and place behind the letters in the wider parts.
I also decorated the inside of the card very quickly with a coordinating strip of washi tape from the Tasty Treats set (which is on special at the moment!!).
The second card made was using the same technique but a completely different style and focus... Christmas! Is it too early to start getting ready?
Many of the class attendees changed the greeting on this one to a simply 'for you' card. That is what makes them all unique! Someone also swapped around which tree stamp they used and embossed.
Both cards featured white embossing powder, however, this second card used Pool Party as the sponged ink and it was on a panel of Shimmery White Cardstock, rather than the standard Whisper White.
A strip of ribbon and some rhinestones and the card was completed. The inside was decorated in a similar way to the first, with a strip of coordinating Washi Tape.
My display card featured the High Tide stamp set and was little trickier to do as it is a two-step stamping set, and to line up the images when stamped in Versamark on white cardstock is not easy. Maybe I could have embossed them in two steps as well, might try that next time!
Which is your favourite card?