Monday, 21 May 2012

Emboss Resist Dots

I managed to eke out a bit more time for stamping this weekend and decided to create one card that covers three challenges.  Well, actually, it covers five challenges, but I'm only linking it to three.  It uses the challenge colors over at Create with Connie & Mary as well as the 3D flower challenge at SUO Challenges, but I've already submitted cards for those challenges so these are the three I'm submitting this card to:

Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge
The Paper Players CAS Polka Dots challenge
and Hand Stamped Sentiments Emboss Resist challenge

So here's my card:

For the Emboss Resist technique, I first stamped En Francais in Versamark on Whisper White then before embossing, I over-stamped the Dotted background stamp with Versamark.  I then embossed in clear EP and sponged Poppy Parade over the whole piece.  I really like the distressed look of the dots.

The flower was made using the 5-petal flower punch and the Boho Blossoms punch, along with a brad from this year's SAB offerings.

Edited to add:  This card was chosen by both Hand Stamped Sentiments and Paper Players as a top pick this week.  Thanks, guys!

Further edited to add:  This card was also picked by Pals Paper Arts.  Way cool!

Products used (all Stampin' Up!):

Stamps:  En Francais; Dotted; Because I Care
Cardstock:  Basic Black; Whisper White; Pool Party
Ink:  Poppy Parade; Basic Black; Versamark
Accessories:  5-petal Flower Punch; Boho Blossoms Punch; SAB brads; sponge; Scallop Dotted Ribbon Punch; Satin Ribbon



Christine Blain said...

Oh, wow! I just LOVE that dotty, En Francais, background Karren. I'd never thought to stamp two different stamps in Versamark before embossing, and adding ink - genius! Thanks so much for the lovely comment on my blog. I'm glad I've found you - your cards are beautiful. Love, love, love this one. The emboss-resist panel, the flower and brad, the bow - all gorgeous!

Krista said...

Karren, this card is so cool. I'm glad you explained your background technique, I love that you used 2 backgrounds. So clever and such a great effect. Great color choice, too. Thank you for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Diane Vander Galien said...

Very Cute!!! Love the color combo!!! Love the pop of color with pool party- the flower and border are so pretty!! Great job with the emboss resist technique, Thanks for playing along with Hand Stamped Sentiments, Diane

inkedx2 said...

Cute card. Love the colors you used. Love the double background for this technique will have to try it. Thanks for playing with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

ebeth9267 said...

Now this is my kind of card, it gets a standing ovation from me. The layering of the backgrounds, the colors, the pennant, the flower--it's all complete perfection. Thanks for being a part of Hand Stamped Sentiments this week and sharing your glorious card! Smiles, Elizabeth

Narelle Farrugia said...

Wow this is striking! I thought your background was a gorgeous DSP and then I read you'd created it yourself - love it! Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players!

Kim S said...

The background is gorgeous...the two stamps is so creative!! And all of that Poppy is a perfect backdrop for the touch of blue!

Dawn Braun said...

GAH, polka dots and script?!! This card just screams "make an outfit out of me!" :) The poppy is a fun color with the cool blue of pool party...and your flower, too cute! A beautiful card that will surely be enjoyed - thanks so much for playing along this week over at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

Bobbie said...

SO.STUNNING! I can't decided what I love most about this card. The colors are fabulous! The embossing is brilliant. TWO backgrounds!?!? This card is really a show stopper! So happy you joined us at HSS.

Erika Clark said...

My favorite color combo ever! What a pretty card! I love how the embossing and colors pop against the black. Thanks so much for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments! Erika

Ann Schach said...

Absolutely stunning, Karren! I love your hand-stamped creative! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

gvaldes01 said...

Congratulations Karren!

You have been selected as a Hand Stamped Sentiments Artist Pick for your design this week! You have earned the HSS Artist Pick Badge to display on your blog.
Please email me to receive the html code for your badge.

Thank you for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week!

Come play again!

HSS Design Team

Bada-Bing Creations said...

Love the layering of the backgrounds! I love to do that but forget about it often...but doing it with emboss resist is just fabulous! Love the contrast with the bright color too!

Nance Leedy said...

Wow, gorgegous technique with the background. I never would have thought to combine two BG clever...and beautiful! Love the full flower too. Just gorgeous! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players!

veronica said...

love your color combo. very pretty.

Heidi said...

Oh my goodness...what fun! There are so many amazing things about this card. I love the emboss resist technique and the Poppy Parade is such a great color for the background. And that flower?? It's FABULOUS!! So glad you joined in the fun at The Paper Players!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Gorgeous!! Love that emboss-resist technique and the rich color combo. The layered flower is the perfect finishing touch. Thanks for joining us this week at the Paper Players!

Linda Callahan said...

Beautifully done - great technique! The black just adds to the glam! Thanks for joining us at PPA!

Mike Funke said...

Hi Karren,
Gorgeous card. Can you please contact me at


Mary Fish said...

what a wonderful technique, karren. beautiful card and no surprise that it's a PPA Pick this week. congrats! mary