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26.11.16

Less is More week 304 - Emboss Resist


Hi LIMettes, we've got a challenge this week at Less is More that I think a lot of you will love! We want you to make Clean and Simple cards using the emboss resist technique.
There are actually a few ways of doing emboss resist, but here's a link to a tutorial on the Craftsy blog for one of them in case you're new to this.

Card 1



My first card uses snowflakes stamped and heat embossed in clear embossing powder, inked over with Tumbled Glass and Broken China Distress Inks, and die cut into a frame using Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle Frames. The sentiment is from My Favorite Things Hand Lettered Christmas, stamped using Tumbled Glass, Broken China and Stormy Sky Distress Inks to create an ombre effect. The stitched panel is Lawn Fawn Large Sitched Rectangles and I used a matching blue card stock for the base layer.


Card 2


My second card would be perfect for batch making Christmas cards - so quick and simple! I used the Papermania wooden stamp PMA 9062901 Bauble Decoration, stamped and heat embossed in white embossing powder, then softly inked over it with Spun Sugar and Worn Lipstick Distress Inks. The stitched panel is again from Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangles, and I used a matching card stock for the base layer.


Why not head over to the blog to see the other DT cards and get some inspiration from our challenge gallery? Remember to get your entries in by Friday 2nd December at 10 pm GMT! Good luck, and thanks for stopping by!

36 comments:

  1. Two wonderful cards, both so crisp and clean. I love that you've used the emboss resist detail for the frame, so effective. But for me the pretty in pink beauty steals the show here! Wow, it's just beautiful, Esther. Such a simple idea, that stamp is the perfect choice for this design xx

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  2. Two fantastic cards Esther showcasing emboss resist to perfection. Love the blue tones on the first one and the neat idea to cut your panel into a frame. Beautiful ombre effect to the sentiment there too. The bauble image in your second card is bursting with festive elegance and works so well with the technique. Have a great weekend. X

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  3. Wow! Both are stunning. Love the clean, crisp look on your first card. But it's the second that I absolutely LOVE! One of my favourite stamps (and I've not used it this year) beautifully revealed in the soft pink tones - so elegant! Would you mind if I CASE this one? xx

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    1. Thank you Deborah! That's so nice of you. Of course you can CASE the second card - I think you'll do something even nicer! (I made mine rather quickly...) Have a lovely weekend xx

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  4. Beautiful CAS designs, as always, Esther! I love that embossed frame - it showcases the technique but leaves lots of fab white space. The image on your second card is gorgeous and the way that you have highlighted it with the soft pinks is just lovely. Have a great weekend x

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  5. Ahh Esther yet more beautiful cards from you again !love the pretty snowflake frame and clean lines of the blue one and the soft pastel pink one is just divine! Two beauties again ;) Viv xx

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  6. Loving the touch of pink for Christmas, beautiful cards x

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  7. The second one is beyond beautiful. I keep sneaking another look!

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  8. Both of these cards are just beautiful. The soft delicate sponging on your pink card is just beautiful. I also love the bold color you used for your second card. Perfect way to highlight your sentiment!

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  9. What a lovely pastel card. It shine so tender and gently. And blue one is special with sentiment in the frame.

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  10. Both these are absolutely gorgeous! Love the delicate colouring - fab inspiration for the challenge, thank you! xxx

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  11. Two amazing cards. The bright blue contrasting against the white on the first and then the delicately soft pink blend on the second. Love them both x

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  12. Beautiful cards especially the pretty pink card, xx

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  13. WOW ! Absolutely gorgeous Esther ! I love this technique, and you made so awesome cards with it ! I love the first one and how you framed your sentiment ! It's amazing ! And the second one is so delicate with this soft pink background ! How do you succeed to softly ink like that ? It is so perfect ! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  14. Two beautiful resist technical cards Esther and thanks for your visit and kind words. I love the bright blue shades on the first card, the frame is fab and the soft shades in the second card. Both so different but equally stunning.

    Happy crafting, hugs Erika. x

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  15. Two gorgeous cards, Esther. The ornaments image is so elegant and detailed, an ideal candidate for this technique and you've used it well with the beautiful inking and I like the pink around the edge. Your first card is so lovely and fresh, fabulous design!

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  16. Two wonderful cards Esther. Incredible stamping and heat embossing. Love the jaunty frame on the first but that delicate air-brushed effect on the second is jaw droppingly good. Sorry I am so late visiting this week....promise I'll be back first thing (ish) tomorrow for your next LIM makes xx

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    1. Don't worry about it Sharon! I know life's busy for you at the moment. Thanks for visiting and the nice comment :) xx

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  17. Love this technique! Old and classy. And there so many possibilities.
    Your cards are amazing! So crispy clean and beautiful!

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