Friday, February 8, 2013

Tutorial and Challenge

Hi All!

It's Fabulous Friday at Bombshell Stamps and I get to show you another cool tutorial. This one is a recent technique I came across - by the guru himself, Tim Holtz. Its an embossed resist, very simple but very cool results.

Here's what you'll need:
Distress Ink, an embossing folder ( I used one by Tim Holtz), a die cutting machine (I used a Cuttlebug), Paint Dauber by Ranger Ink, a craft sheet, and a foam blending tool - coffee drink optional.

First, take a piece of cardstock (I used white, but any lighter color stock will work) put it in an embossing folder and run it thru your machine.

Using the paint dauber, go over the top of the embossed image, you can daub it, swipe it, whichever works best, let dry.

For your last step, take the foam blending tool and some Distress Ink ( I used Barn Door and Fired Brick) and go over the entire image. You can use one color or a combination. The Dauber Paint will resist the ink. You can take a wet paper towel and wipe off more of the Distress ink from the paint to make it brighter if you like. I also spattered some water onto the whole thing to leave some water spots.

Let it all dry and tada! You have a groovy embossed, resist background! I used the Peek A Boo Geisha digi stamp, colored with Copics. You can get some really cool effects using this technique - give it a whirl!

Now, I know I also said there's a challenge - actually there's two, both are sponsored by Sassy Studio Designs. One is at the challenge here is "Be My Valentine" and the other is the theme here is also "Be My Valentine". I created a card using Sassy Cupid:

I have to giggle a bit about the creations I've been working on for February - I'm not a big fan of  Valentine's Day and the majority of what you'll be seeing is Valentine themed, insert nervous laughter here. Sorry, just never been really fond of it. Anywho, it's an excuse to color up some really cute stuff so this endeth the lesson. LOL I used a Hampton Arts card base (love those things) and embossed the red cardstock with a flourished embossing folder by Paper Studio. The "B Mine" is a stamp from My Sentiments Exactly.

Hope you decide to give the tutorial a whirl or enter the challenges. Most importantly - have fun!

P.S. I'm also entering this in Tip Top Tuesday's "Let Me Call You Sweetheart" challenge. ;-)

Until Next Time,


  1. Fabulous tutorial! I didn't know what the resist technique was. Thanks for the tip.

    Love the card too! Your coloring is fabulous! Hugs, Robin

  2. What wonderful cards, Jodi! Fabulous coloring as always.

  3. Both cards are fabulous with your usual wonderful coloring.

    I must try that technique. It's very cool!

  4. FAB tutorial and great cards.
    Netty's Cards
    Proud to design for Top Tip Tuesday.

  5. Fabulous card, love the resist, very striking as the backdrop for your image. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Days Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

  6. Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs xx