Saturday, 17 September 2016

Heat Emboss Resist - Autumn Edition

Hello crafters! Today I have a fun project for you featuring an oldie but goodie technique, namely heat embossed resist. In addition, I wanted to see if I can stretch my supplies a bit — My Favorite Things has a gorgeous new fall stamp set, but I wanted to see if I can create a similar autumn project with the Build-able Bouqet set.

The heat resist emboss technique is quite easy, actually. All you need to do is find an image which you can heat emboss, and the heat embossing will resist most of everything what you put on top of it. In my case, I'm using simple distress ink. Once you're done, you could even wipe the embossed areas clean, but I felt it wasn't even necessary in my case. I was also using clear embossing powder, since my watercolor panel was already white. The embossing powder trapped the white underneath it.

Even though this is an autumn card, I felt it needed some shimmer. So, of course, I had to grab my Mister which was filled with a mixture of water and Perfect Pearls. I spritzed my project only twice to make sure I wouldn't reactivate the distress ink again. But even so it added a beautiful nice shimmer to my card.

As for the sentiment, I decided to cut the board "hello" from white and brown card stock. By adhering them on top of each other with a slight offset, it appears more dimensional and has more contrast against the colorful watercolor panel. I'm picking up the brown color of the sentiment in the Bakers Twine that wrapped around the panel as well.

Last but not least, I added a few sequins to my project. I hope you enjoyed this project. Full video tutorial on my blog, if you want to check it out – the link to my site is in the sidebar to the right. Cheers!


  1. Absolutely gorgeous! The double layered sentiment looks stunning against the inked background. I love that hint of shimmer too. Thanks for the inspiration :) Esther

  2. Just beautiful! I'm going to try out your perfect pearls spray idea too. Thanks for the inspiration.


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