Wednesday 7 November 2018

Ombre Emboss Resist

Good Morning Ladies

I hope that you are all well, it has been chilly and very windy here yesterday afternoon and evening, I just could not get my feet warm, I just can't sleep with cold feet either, I usually tuck them under Paul's legs and that does the trick, but he was sound asleep as soon as his head hit the pillow last night so I didn't want to disturb him, so I am going to make a hot water bottle tonight and be prepared!

I was so busy yesterday, making my Onstage Swaps all day that I almost forgot to make a card to post, so I downed tools at 10pm and picked up new tools to rustle up a couple of cards to share with you.  I wanted to try the Emboss Resist Technique with the Ombre effect, so I took my Beautiful Blizzard Snowflake stamps and stamped two backgrounds, I used white embossing powder on the Green card and Clear embossing powder on the Yellow/Blue card, just to do a comparison, I have to say the results were pretty similar when using white card.
The shades of Green are all Stamping Up inks, I used Pool Party, Mint Macaron and Coastal Cabana, I applied them with my Inkyliscious Brushes to start with, then went over with a blending tool to try and get a smoother look.  I the Die cut the 'Happy Holidays' sentiment from the Merry Christmas Die set in both whisper white and Garden Green and layered the two together, although I could not get the darker colour to show up in the photo.  I chose not to add any other embellishments to keep the card relatively simple.
My second card was embossed with clear embossing powder, I then used Distress Oxide inks: Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers and Salty Ocean, I will add that they blend together a lot easier and took less blending due to the nature of the chalky ink, I love this combination of colours, even though they aren't traditional Christmas colours, this time after the ink was dry I stamped the 'Christmas ' from the 'Merry Christmas to All' stamp set straight onto the Twisted Citron Ink, I added white embossing powder then heat set.  I stamped the happy onto the same colour card that I used for the card base and once again embossed it in white ink, I die cut with a die from the same set added foam pads and placed above the 'Christmas' for a different look.
I really enjoyed playing with the inks for these two cards, I was a relief from the monotony of die cutting the same embellishments over and over again.

Have everything crossed that Sue is coming over today, so that I can delegate some die cutting, while I assemble the swap gifts. xxx

I hope that you all have a lovely day,

Love and hugs to all of you



  1. Morning Ladies

    Sandra-I love both of your Christmas cards, they’re really bright & cheerful.

    Good luck with the die cutting today, hope Sue comes over as it will make it more fun.

    Hubby is away tonight so I’m planning to spend the evening in my craft room.


    1. Mine too! Shame we can’t meet up and have a craft party

  2. Morning Everyone
    from a very wet Sheffield to start the day.

    SANDRA- two pretty colourful cards this morning to brighten my dull start to the day.

    Yesterday afternoon was lovely with a full compliment so lots of chatting and crafting. It's my turn to 'take and make' in two weeks so I need to get wheels in motion.

    I have had another request for a tissue box cover so need to get that started and hopefully get some more Seasonal cards done. Thank goodness I batch make for this Season.

    PAT- I hope Pete's Dr appointment well well.

    LYNDA- my ATCs are going in the post today so fingers crossed they arrive safely and undamaged.

    The CAFE is OPEN as usual so pop in when you can. There's a Lemon Drizzle cake waiting to be eaten.

    HUGS are winging their way to you all. Take care xxxx

    1. Hi Janet
      It was the dentist we were seeing today Janet. Pete was so bad today and still is. That we were late. I dropped Pete off so the dentist helped him into her surgery and out again. He was shaking so much that a gentlemen in the waiting room asked if Pete wanted to borrow his coat. Even though Pete had his thick coat on. I had to park on double yellows to pick him up as he could hardly walk.

  3. Two very different cards on the same technique They’re lovely
    Good to know that clear embossing powder on white card gives a similar effect to white embossing powder
    I hope you’re able to complete your Makes for the weekend
    I ended up making two cards yesterday for two work colleagues- New Home and New Job I hope they like them
    I also tried s bit of a knitting experiment Not sure if I like it I’all see what it looks like in proper daylight
    Take care all xx

  4. Morning everyone,

    Finally some me time.

    Lovely cards Sandra. I love the resist effects you have made and hopefully will be crafting tonight so I can 'have a go' at making some.

    Love 7 hugs
    Cheryl xxx

  5. Hi Sandra & all in café,
    Sandra 2 lovely cards today, they certainly do not need any further embellishments they are beautiful as they are. Hope Sue comes today & can
    It is pouring with rain today so good excuse to do some
    Good to see you Cheryl hope you manage more "me"
    Sending hugs to all who need them love

  6. Hello Sandra and ladies,
    To lovely cards today Sandra, they are just perfect as they are. Hope Sue has managed to get over to you and is able to help you get your die cutting and getting the swap gifts sorted out for Saturday. Thinking of you both XX
    We at last after being cancelled twice had of flu injections yesterday afternoon. So hoping and pray that we will be flew free this winter. Hope everyone else is managed to have theirs.
    LYNDA how are you feeling today, Have those floaters gone away and is your back any easier? xx
    CHERYL pleased you have at last managed to get some ‘me time’ xx

    To everyone else who is feeling under par or just not very well, I’m sending you caring thoughts and hope life gets better very soon. Love and hugs Brenda XXX

    NOW I have the dreded task of proving I’m not a robot ..... Grrrr ..... here goes

    1. Hi Brenda.
      Well I haven’t had my flu jab. I turned up at the surgery 3 weeks ago to have it done and it was heaving. So I left as Pete was getting agitated having to wait. I then made another appointment for last Sat. But because I had to see to Pete and the man came to do his car windscreen, I completely forgot. So I’m taking Pete down for blood tests tomorrow so I’ll ask for another appointment. Pete had already had his so the dr said I ought to have mine done as well.

  7. Hi Sandra and ladies from a very wet MK so a perfect day for some crafting. Struggling a bit for the ACT and CC but hope to have them done by Saturday.
    Only done the food shopping this morning at Tesco. Took a bit longer then usual because of x-mas things that was out. Just had to have a little lookie.
    Nice to see you in Cheryl and you got some Me time.
    Lilian- hope you doing alright ?
    Lynda- how's the toes and is your back getting better ?
    Brenda- good you managed to get the flu jab. Hopefully you and John now are covered and the same to all of us.
    Pat- my daily hug sent for you.
    Have a nice day xxx

    1. Hi Maria
      Thanks for the hugs. I must say Pete’s having a real bad day so they’re very much appreciated today.

  8. Hi Sandra and ladies.
    Two lovely cards today Sandra. I also didn’t realise that clear embossing powder on white card makes the embossing look white. But I suppose thinking about it it’s logical isn’t it.
    One of the ladies I work with at the school has just popped in a given us some vouchers to either have a cream tea or lunch at Huffkins in Witney. How thoughtful was that.
    I hope Sue managed to get over to help you today.
    Hugs to all who need one today.

  9. Hi Sandra & ladies
    Two lovely cards SANDRA they are lovely as they are. Hope SUE came today to help with your swaps.
    Late today I've been round Margaret's all day so when I got home had to start dinner.
    JANET looking forward to getting your ATC's thank you.
    MARIA my backs still aching but has eased a little. My Toe I notist yesterday that my big toe nail was going black on the corner blooming man.
    BRENDA I still have the black floaters in my left eye but today are less. Tomorrow Terry has a appointment up the hospital so I'm going to pop in the the clinic just to make sure they are nothing to worry about. I did try phoning twice but no hopefully I can see someone.Thank you xx
    PAT sorry Pete is feeling unwell sending you some Big Hug's for you both.
    Hug's for everyone xx
    Love Lynda xx