Saturday, January 19, 2013

Blockheads Butterflies with Emboss Resist

Hi Dreamers!
Happy Saturday.  Hope you are having a great weekend!  Today's project is a tag on a card.  I used an emboss resist technique.  I colored the image with Versa Color dew drop pads - Which gives a really interesting look.  Take a peek.

Materials List:
Stamp: Grunge Collage Blockheads Stamps
Ink: Versa Mark
Versa Magic: Night Sky, Eggplant, Red Magic, Red Brick
Clear Embossing Powder
CS: Cream, Pale Green, Light Teal
Paper torn off Cardboard
Hole Punch
3-D Zots or other Dimensional Adhesive


  • Make a card from the pale green CS
  • Stamp Grunge Collage on Cream CS with Versa Mark
  • Heat emboss with clear powder
  • Apply the Versa Magic ink (direct to paper)-Use different color inks in each area
  • Blot the ink with a soft cloth

  • Make a tag from the teal and cardboard paper.  Punch hole in tag
  • Add ribbon to the tag
  • Glue tag to card base

  • Add the stamped piece to the card base with 3-D Zots
  • Run the Night Sky Versa Magic pad around the edges of card base
  • Add Pearls

So, that was fun.  I use the Versa Magic pads for a quick coloring technique a lot.  Works great on large flowers too.

Atc's with Attitude: anything goes with a tag
Card Crafters Circle: layers
Fat pages with Attitude: anything goes with a tag or sentiment
Totally Papercrafts: embossing
Sugar Creek Hollow: bingo--embossing, ribbon, distressing

So, I will be back tomorrow with some more of the cards I made for Operation Write Home.  Still have lots of those to show you.  I hope your weekend is filled with many hours of quality crafting time!  Love ya.


  1. Wow, Karen... I LOVE the effect of the chalk ink direct to page! The ATC panel is absolutely beautiful, and looks great mounted onto the tag... off to seek out some more chalk inks (only have turquoise!!)
    Alison x

  2. Beautiful card! Love how the technique turned out!! Thank you for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow!

  3. Hello Karen
    It's Chris here from TOTALLY PAPERCRAFTS. Thanks for entering your wonderful card for our challenge. I love this embossing.
    The whole card is a delight.
    Hugs xxx

  4. Such a great technique, Karen--and a gorgeous card!


  5. Such a beautiful creation....lovely technique! Thanks for joining us at Card Crafter's Circle....good luck in the draw!

  6. Super card and I love the resist technique. Thanks for sharing how you did it and thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow.

  7. Great card design and technique. Love the look of the resist with the ink applied direct to paper. Thanks for joining us in our Add a Tag/Anything Goes Challenge at Fat Pages & Cards With Attitude. I hope we'll see you again soon.


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