Muse Challenge #236 and Inspired By All The Little Things #67

Muse Challenge #236 and Inspired By All The Little Things #67

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I am combining two challenges with this card: The Muse Challenge and Inspired By All The Little Things.  This card is totally inspired by this week’s Muse,  Anita Bowden.  Anita has introduced me to a new technique and it was really fun once I got the hang of it.  The first two tries were a muddy mess but I love how the card above turned out.  I am submitting it to Inspired By All the Little Things for its fall florals.

On Anita’s blog, she demonstrated how to do the layered emboss resist technique.  I started with white cardstock, distressed the entire panel in Squeezed Lemonade.  Then stamped the first flower in VersaMark and clear heat embossed.  Then I distressed the entire panel in Spiced Marmalade showing the first flower.

Anita warns us on her blog that this is a long process requiring patience.  You have to make sure every layer is dry before moving to the next layer.  As Julie Ebersole says… Ask me how I know what Anita says is true!

You need to dry the panel with your heat gun and use an anti-static powder to ensure it is ready to be stamped again in Versamark.  I stamped and clear embossed the flower, trapping the Spiced Marmalade color, before blending the next layer with Festive Berries.  I repeated the process again, trapping Festive Berries, and ended with Peeled Paint.  The only advice I can give you that Anita hasn’t…is think about your colors and the order in which you plan to blend them.

Thanks Anita.  Love learning something new!

Supplies: Hero Arts Small Solid Flower, Savvy Stamps Thanks Script, My Favorite Things Blueprints 13, Versamark. Distress ink (Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade, Festive Berries, Peeled Paint), Stardream, gemstones and metal dots (stash)



  1. Ardyth says:

    Beautifully done, Elizabeth (as for 3rd, or 4th or 15th time’s a charm, I get it. I SO get it! lol!) Thanks so much for joining us at Muse this week!

  2. Anita says:

    You’re very welcome, Elizabeth, and I’m so glad you had fun. I learnt the hard way the first time I tried this technique, and had embossing powder sticking to everything! Your result is fantastic with those bold blooms. Thanks so much for playing along at Muse this week, Anita x

  3. Darnell J Knauss says:

    What an amazing technique! You demonstrated the color and depth so beautifully with this lovely fall card of thanks, Elizabeth! Thank you for joining the challenge at Inspired By All the Little Things!! Hugs, Darnell

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