Monday, October 24, 2016

Hello everyone!  

I have a Project of the Week for you from The House That Stamps Built.  

I don't know about you, but I love making Christmas cards.  The problem is, it can take a long time to make Christmas cards for those special people on your list. Finding an easy technique that looks like it took hours is priceless.  

Here's a resist technique called "soft shadows".

The supplies you'll need and you probably already have them in your stash.


Neutral card stock
Embossing ink (I used Versamark)
Anti-static tool
White embossing powder
Soft colored dye ink
Stencil brush (it works better than sponging for this technique) 
Soft cloth/paper towel
and a heat gun (not shown).

Note:  You may have seen resist sponging techniques that resembles this technique using a sponge.  However the small stencil brush allows you to add color in smaller amounts and you have more control. 

Step 1 - Prepare your card stock with the anti-static tool.


Step 2 - Stamp your image using the embossing in, sprinkle with white embossing powder and heat set.

Step 3 - Load the stencil brush with the soft colored dye ink you've chosen and using a small circular motion begin applying the ink to your embossed image.  You don't want to press too hard, it's easier to apply more ink where you need it later.  Continue applying the color until you are satisfied with the amount of ink.

Step 4 - Using your soft cloth or paper towel to wipe the white areas of your image, removing the excess ink.

Step 5- Prepare your card as you like.  My sentiment for this card is RI#3907-G "Rejoice".


I hope you liked this technique for making easy cards that pack some "pow".  

Thanks for stopping by. 
















3 comments:

Glittered Paws said...

Very pretty - love how soft and peaceful this card is.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Cheri- What a great design- you did a great job!

Kathy S said...

This is a keeper - gorgeous sponging technique.

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