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Stamping under Emboss Resist

Hi All!

Quick announcement: Ellen Hutson is having 20% off all stamps until the end of the day today! Use code stampit15 at checkout.

For today’s card, I stamped the black butterflies first, then clear-embossed the Cross-Hatch Bold Prints background. After that, I applied my Gansai Tambi watercolors. I love how these three colors work together: #50, #62, and #40.

The butterflies are all solid stamps that are part of multi-step stamps. So, the stamp is not completely solid. As a result, you can see a little bit of the watercolor underneath.

The sentiment was created using the Stampin’ Up! Alphabet Rotary Stamp:
Alphabet Rotary Stamp

I love it because you can create any 13-letter sentiment you want… even someone’s name! I show more details on how it works in the video.

I also showed how I clean Ranger Archival Ink off my stamps. I really love this ink, but it can be pesky to get off!

Enjoy the video!

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Supplies:

To purchase at Ellen Hutson, click the EH link. To purchase at Simon Says Stamp, click the SSS link.

Garden in Bloom
Garden in Bloom
Watercolor Wings
Watercolor Wings
Cross Hatch Bold Prints
Cross Hatch Bold Prints
EH|SSS
Gansai Tambi Watercolors
Gansai Tambi Watercolors
EH|AMZN
Alphabet Rotary Stamp
Alphabet Rotary Stamp
Birthday Border Die
Birthday Border Die
EH|SSS
A2 Curved Edge Die
A2 Curved Edge Die
Ranger Black Archival Ink
Ranger Black Archival Ink
EH|SSS
Versamark Ink Pad
Versamark Ink
EH|SU
Versafine Black Onyx Ink
Versafine Black Ink
EH|SSS
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
EH|SSS
Stampin' Up! Basic Black Cardstock
Black Cardstock
Ultra Fine Clear Powder
Ultra Fine Clear Powder
Absorber
Absorber
StazOn Cleaner
StazOn Cleaner
Sizzix Big Shot Machine
Sizzix Big Shot
EH|SSS
Magnetic Platform
Magnetic Platform
EH|SSS
Stampin' Up! Heat Tool
Heat Tool
ATG Tape Runner
ATG Tape Runner
EH|SSS
Tweezers
Tweezers
EH|SSS
Stampin' Up! Two-Way Glue Pen
Glue Pen

Comments

  1. wrote on September 16th, 2015 at 10:16 am

    Daphne

    Very cute card! I use my staz on stamp cleaner also. I put it on the stamp, let it sit and wipe it off. Presto! Clean stamp! I haven’t noticed any damage to my stamps at all. Thanks Darlene!

  2. wrote on September 16th, 2015 at 1:17 pm

    swimbikerunat60

    I always like how the clear embossed images look after you apply the water colors, really awesome.
    Thank you for sharing.

  3. wrote on September 16th, 2015 at 1:53 pm

    lbronx68

    Another great looking card! Love it

  4. wrote on September 16th, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    Kathleen

    Hi Darlene, It is my understanding from the manufacturer of photopolymer stamps that Stazon cleaner will degrade the photopolymer. They do not recommend using it. Apparently, it is the solvent in the archival ink and the ingredient in the solvent cleaner that actually harm the material. I have had several of my stamps ruined by using Stazon and cleaning them this way. Just my 2 cents

    • wrote on September 19th, 2015 at 12:20 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      That’s interesting Kathleen. I did search around and saw one site where the vendor says “use sparingly” on photopolymer. Can you tell me what the damage was to the stamp? Did it eat away at the stamp, making it less smooth? Also, how often did you use the Staz-on cleaner with the stamps that got ruined? Did you wipe away any residue after using the Staz-on cleaner? I certainly don’t want to recommend something that will damage stamps, so any information you have would be great. Thank you!

      • wrote on September 20th, 2015 at 11:12 am

        Kathleen

        Hi Darlene, The stamp surfaces no longer accept ink and feel much harder when compared to my other photopolymer stamps. I was using the stamp sets at several of my SU workshops. 25+ people were stamping and the sets were not carefully cleaned after each use. However, I did clean them at the end of the workshop. I believe the damage occurred over time, not immediately after the workshop. Because there is no way to actually know when the damage took place, after the first use or after the 25th, I am telling my customers, blog visitors, YouTube watchers to not use any solvent based product, ink or cleaner, on the photopolymer stamps. I am telling them this based on my experience and on the advice of an article I read by a manufacturer of photopolymer stamps. There are so many other fabulous dye based inks that we can stamp with that I am not missing using solvent based inks. Thank you for your reply to my comment! I truly appreciate you, your blog, and all of your helpful information! Warmly, K

  5. wrote on September 16th, 2015 at 2:17 pm

    Carol Lucas

    Very pretty in a whimsical way! I like it a lot.

  6. wrote on September 16th, 2015 at 4:18 pm

    Andrea

    Wonderful card! Love the colors you chose and the contrast with the black. As for cleaning stamps, I’ve heard the same thing about photopolymer stamps being damaged by Staz On cleaner. I have used it (before I knew that), and was lucky none of my stamps were adversely affected. Now I used Hero Arts Ultra Clean spray. It works as well, but doesn’t harm your stamps. I do still use my Staz On cleaner on my rubber stamps, since it doesn’t affect the quality of those. I think Simon Says Stamp also has a cleaner that is the same formulation as Hero Arts. With the Ultra Clean, I’m not sure if it’s really necessary, but I do go over my stamp & block with a baby wipe after cleaning with the spray. The cleaner seems to leave a bit of an oily residue, so that’s why I use the baby wipe. Anyway, just thought I’d throw that in. Thanks for sharing your wonderful card, Darlene! 🙂 ~ Andrea

  7. wrote on September 16th, 2015 at 6:44 pm

    Jules

    So creative! Love this card! Julie

  8. wrote on September 16th, 2015 at 8:40 pm

    Diana

    Darlene- this is a really neat card. Love the technique. I never really considered the alphabet stamp but think it might be a fun tool to have. Thanks for another great tutorial.

  9. wrote on September 17th, 2015 at 12:43 am

    Lesley S

    That big fat brush looked wonderful…..can you tell us who makes it, and the size?

    • wrote on September 19th, 2015 at 12:26 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      Sure Lesley. I got it at Michael’s. The brand is Simply Simmons. It is a Round #12.

  10. wrote on September 17th, 2015 at 8:12 am

    SandraMaria

    I have that rotary stamp but I have only played around with it once. Infact, I almost sold it but I decided that I wanted to play with it one more time before I decide to get rid of it…and I still have not done that. LOL Maybe I’ll do that today if I don’t end up going back to bed…I’m just not feeling all that great. Ugh.

    Have an uber wonderful day, Darlene and thanks for sharing the pretty card!! =)

    • wrote on September 19th, 2015 at 12:26 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      Hope you’re feeling better Sandra!

  11. wrote on September 17th, 2015 at 12:04 pm

    Mary Jane

    Hi Darlene,
    Love the card! Can you tell me the name of the brush and the size?
    Thanks!

    • wrote on September 19th, 2015 at 12:27 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      Yes… I got it at Michael’s. The brand is Simply Simmons. It is a Round #12.

  12. wrote on September 17th, 2015 at 6:34 pm

    Susan Berry

    Darlene, What a fun card. I was wondering about the brushes you use and what kind and the sizes and where do you find them. All we have out my way is Hobby Lobby and they do no carry a lot of brushes. I have never thought of the alphabet rotary, might look into that. Thanks

    • wrote on September 19th, 2015 at 12:28 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      Hi Susan. I’m not very picky about the brushes and usually don’t even look at the brand. I’ve gotten most of them at Michael’s or JoAnn’s. Michael’s definitely has a better selection.

  13. wrote on September 19th, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    Lesley S

    Thanks for the brush info Darlene.

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