Saturday, March 15, 2014

Iron it off! first card for our lessons on days 5 and 6 entitled Backgrounds into the Foreground uses emboss resist to create the background, and then the embossing is ironed off so that none of the shine remains. It is a cool way to create a patterned piece.

I chose the Hero Arts Square Pattern Background CG458, and embossed it with clear powder using versamark ink. Then I applied distress inks in Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade, and Peacock Feathers to the unembossed areas using a waterbrush.  Then the iron came out (gotta use it for something).

Applying heat with a paper barrier between the iron and the embossed piece removed all the embossing leaving a matte cardstock piece with the coloring intact.  I applied a bold sentiment, that pattern is bold so it needed a statement, from Technique Tuesday called Incredible.

Thanks for stopping by, I will have one more homework item today, but first I must make dinner.


  1. wow! That's awesome!! How fun!!

  2. This turned out great! My iron is still packed somewhere, so I couldn't do this technique for homework. :(

  3. Great pattern for this technique! I love the bold color combo and your sentiment is just perfect! Another awesome card, Cat!

  4. This is fabulous! Really like the stamp, color and sentiment choices!

  5. I know about that technique but never do it. Thanks for the inspiration!


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