For Front and Centre Friday, I’m excited to showcase Leslie’s great card – a heat emboss resist two tone hello greeting card. It could even fit in with my Keep It Simple Sunday series since it’s a breeze to make! What’s even better? You can make multiples and get a whole stack of cards done at once!
We sometimes forget all the techniques we know. This one is an oldie but a goodie. So straightforward and always with fabulous results. Take a look at how cool it is and then I’ll give you the steps.
Wouldn’t that brighten up just about anyone’’s day? And I absolutely LOVE her colour combination, Lemon Lime Twist on the bottom and Tranquil Tide on the top with a new colour created where they blend together. Let’s call it Tranquil Twist!
The shininess of the white embossed words and image really POPS against the colours and they blend together so gradually where they meet. The brilliant white folded card is a perfect balance for the embossing powder. Although it really didn’t pick up well in the photo, there’s also just a hint of Wink of Stella on the flowers. It made me pick it up and look even closer!
Take another look.
Put your hand up if you LOVE easy and quick cards. Anyoone have TWO hands up? I do! And this one is about as easy as they come…not to mention meditative! I know that’s a weird word for stamping. But when you swirl on the colour with the sponge, it’s actually quite calming. Just think after a long day at the office, a little sponging and colour blending is all you need to get you settled right down. The only side effect might be a few inky fingers!
So what are the steps?
- Stamp your image with Versamark ink and sprinkle with white embossing powder.
- Heat with your heat tool until shiny.
- Dab your sponge right onto your ink pad to pick of the colour and swirl onto your card.
- Repeat dabbing and sponging as many times as you need.
Here are some tips as you heat emboss resist two tone hello greeting cards:
- Make sure to not over-heat your powder. As soon as it’s shiny, move on to the next section.
- Start sponging off the cardstock and use a circular motion to move onto and into the card.
- Apply your lightest colour first – in this case, your Lemon Lime Twist up to the midway point of the card.
- Use a lighter swirl touch at first, especially where the two colours meet so you don’t create a hard line of colour.
- Take a tissue and wipe any ink that gets onto the white embossed image as it will not dry against the plastic finish.
- Clean your fingers if any ink got on them before adhering sponged resist panel to front (since it IS a white card base!)
Just about any image will create a resist for you when you apply embossing powder. But you might have more striking results with bolder images like these letters.
So what do you need to make resist cards like this? Everything you see here will recreate Leslie’s card exactly.
You Can Make It Too
Here’s a last look.
Would you like to get featured on my Front and Centre Fridays? It’s super easy. Just send me a card made with current Stampin’ Up! product and tell me a little bit about how you created it! Send it to me at: Box 911, Blackfalds, Alberta Canada T0M0J0.
You could pull out an oldie but goodie technique like Leslie did or craft a beautifully simple stamped and coloured image. Or you might want to make a 3D project…or dry embossing is always popular too. I’d love to showcase your creations here. You might even want to try your hand at this heat emboss resist two tone hello greeting card in different colours – really the options are endless – just get busy and pop it in the mail!