Friday, September 20, 2013

Blue for Christmas

For some reason, this year I'm drawn to the blue and white theme for Christmas. Maybe it's because I'm using the awesome Festive Flurry stamp set so much. And there is a lot of inspiration to be found on our Stampin' Connection site that is just for Stampin' Up demonstrators. This card was inspired by another demo, Rachelle Maggart.

For this card, I used a technique called Emboss Resist. It's very easy to do and I think the results are wonderful! First, stamp the image with Versa Mark on Shimmer White paper. Emboss with white embossing powder. Next, lightly sponge each snowflake with Coastal Cabana ink. It's almost magical how the image suddenly appears! Then, using another sponge and Midnight Muse ink, just do the center of each snowflake. I also used Midnight Muse to stamp the sentiment from the Christmas Messages stamp set.

Both of these stamp sets - Festive Flurry and Christmas Messages - are available in the Holiday catalogue. To see them and all the other fun holiday-themed stamps, embellishments and patterned paper, just click on the image to the right.

The edges of the image layer are sponged with Coastal Cabana before layering on Whisper White cardstock and then the Coastal Cabana base. And because snowflakes need some sparkle, there is a Rhinestone Basic Jewel in the middle of each one. Emboss Resist is a fun technique to do and I will be trying it with lots of other stamps.

The possibilities are endless! Try some Emboss Resist today.

I've added this post to a challenge blog I came across while blog surfing. It's called Around the World Stampin' Up! Challenges and can be found here.


  1. I like your emboss resist. Nice look! Thank you for your first participation to Around the World Stampin' Up! Challenges!

  2. What a beautiful card and color combination! Festive Flurry is great. Thank you for joining Around the World Stampin' Up! Challenges!

  3. bravo pour votre participation a Around the World

  4. This stamp set is perfect for the emboss resist technique! Thank you for sharing your talent with us for the first Around the World Stampin' Up! Challenge!

  5. Love your card, Gail. Using the emboss resist with the Festive Flurry just makes those snowflakes pop. Thanks for sharing.


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