Hello! Today I am sharing an oldie-but-goodie technique… trapped embossed resist. There are many ways to do this impressive technique but today I am focusing on simple yet colorful backgrounds.
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The “trapped embossed resist” technique involves trapping color or stamping under a heat embossed image… and then applying resisted ink on top. Today I show (mostly) soft backgrounds you can get with this technique.
All of my backgrounds start with a rainbow of Hero Arts Shadow Ink. I then clear heat embossed on top to “trap” color.
I added a stacked frame that I created with the new Simon Says Stamp Dahlia Corner Frame Die… along with a Ranger Liquid Platinum heat embossed flower cut from the Simon Says Stamp Floral Mix Background. The “hugs” is from the Simon Says Stamp CZ Design Archie Jr Alphabet Dies.
I also added a die cut flower from the Simon Says Stamp Dahlia Frame… an sentiment strips from the Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Encouragement Stamp Set.
You can also apply colored ink over an embossed background. Here I added pink ink for a bright look. I am loving the Simon Says Stamp Floral Mix Background!
Next up I created a background with trapped emboss resist… using the Simon Says Stamp Outline Butterflies Stamp and Delicata White Shimmer Ink. I created the frame with the Simon Says Stamp Poppy Frame Die. I finished the card with a Ranger Liquid Platinum heat embossed Simon Says Stamp Comfort and Prayers Stamp Set butterfly and Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Encouragement sentiment.
The shine is so pretty in real life!
I added a butterfly from the Simon Says Stamp Comfort and Prayers Stamp Set and a sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp Hello Darling Stamp Set. The frame is from the new Simon Says Stamp Dahlia Frame Die.
Here is another background created with Hero Arts Unicorn White Ink over heat embossing… but this time with the Simon Says Stamp Flourish Background. Swoon! I also used the new Simon Says Stamp Floral Mom Frame Die and a sentiment using the Birch Press Big Hugs Sugar Script Die and Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Encouragement Stamp Set.
That background is so fun…
You can also do trapped embossed resist with stencils. Here I used the Simon Says Stamp Bouquet of Roses Stencil and stamped on top of the heat embossing with the Simon Says Stamp Sketchy Lines Background. The sentiment includes the Poppy Stamps Luscious Script Hello Dies and Simon Says Stamp Wake Up and Makeup Stamp Set.
Here you can see the shine of the heat embossing…
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