Sometimes, backgrounds can step up to the plate and make just as much of a statement as the focal point . . .
. . . this beautiful technique comes from Jennifer McGuire and she has dubbed it “Trapped Embossed Resist”. It’s easy, highly adaptable to a variety of colors and occasions, and you’ve probably got all the elements you’ll need already on hand.
First, stamp a text background in white pigment ink and heat dry. Dust with a powder tool. Using VersaMark ink, stamp a floral background stamp that has some boldness to the images and then Clear emboss. Last, use an ink blending tool to sponge over everything with a Distress ink. Wipe with a paper towel to remove excess ink from the Clear embossing. You’ll still be able to see the white text background, the floral embossed images will shimmer, and I promise you’ll love the results!
Trust me - this beauty really glows. As usual, the camera has kept this shining part of the deal a secret. For shame!
As for the die cut bird, this is one of Cheery Lynn’s finest: in addition to its wonderful pierced texture, each feather is separately cut which makes for fabulous dimension. I’m probably gonna wear this one out . . .
Cardstock: Marcos Jute, Generic Chocolate
Stamps: Hero Friend Definition Background, Lotus Background, Happy Birthday
Inks: ColorBox Cream White, VersaMark, Distress Marmalade, Brushed
Corduroy, Gelly Roll White Gel Pen
Emb Powder: B’Muse Eggshell, UTEE Clear Detail
Dies/Punches: Wplus9 Banner, Cheery Lynn Hummingbird, Papertrey Ink Woodgrain
Impression Plate, Memory Makers 1/8” Corner Rounder Punch