A Summery Emboss Resist Card plus LAST DAY for Free Shipping!

Before I get to the card for today, I wanted to remind everyone that today is the LAST DAY for Free Shipping on any Stampin’ Up order.  So, if you were thinking of grabbing your favorites from the retirement lists before they sell out, or you’ve been eyeing that big purchase – don’t miss out on the extra savings with free shipping! 
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Ok, now on to the card!

Have I mentioned how much I love doing emboss resist cards?  Today I thought I would quickly share another sample I made for my embossing class using the Petal Parade stamp set from the Sale-a-Bration catalog from this year.  See.. it is possible for me to do this technique with a stamp set other than Lovely & Lacy!  ha ha.

I love how it looks like citrus and lemonade to me with the pinks and the yellows.  That is actually Crisp Canteloupe and Summer Starfruit as the inks for this card; they actually go together really well don’t you think?

To make it, I recommend stamping your sentiment in the middle FIRST! 

And then randomly stamp your images using versamark. 

Heat emboss with clear embossing powder to give you your shapes. 

Then take your yellow sponges and starting from the MIDDLE of each embossed shape, sponge in a spiral pattern to get the saturation of color that you want

Once you have all your colors added, uses a little extra of one of the colors to sponge the in-between spaces to fill in all the white gaps.  That is it!

Oh, the other thing I wanted to show you from this card… embossing ribbon!  That is right, you heard me…. embossing RIBBONSmile 


It’s a little hard to tell the texture from the photo, but this is piece of the Crumb Cake seam binding ribbon that I placed over a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock to give it a bit of stiffness.  Once it is glued down – and I recommend glue stick for adhering the ribbon – then you can run it through the Big Shot in an embossing folder.  It gives you the texture and fabric look of ribbon, customized to any embossing folder pattern you have!  It’s actually really cool.

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Stampin’ Up! Supplies Used
Stamps – Petal Parade, Petite Pairs
Ink – Early Espresso, Summer Starfruit, Crisp Cantaloupe, Crumb Cake, Versamark
Paper –Pool Party, Whisper White, Crisp Cantaloupe, Crumb Cake, Sweet Sorbet designer paper
Accessories – Big Shot, Argyle embossing folder, Heat gun, embossing buddy, clear embossing powder, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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