Saturday, April 28, 2012

Foxtail Note Card

I created another Blockheads DT inspiration project today for the current Blockheads Paper Arts Challenge - Emboss Resist Technique Blog Hop! Come play with us! Visit the Blockheads Emboss Resist Technique page to see design teammate Colleen's tutorial for creating a colorful background over top of an embossed image that remains clear. To take our challenge the traditional way via your blog, create your own project, create a blog post that includes the link code below (this creates links to other participants) and submit your URL. To be fair to all participants, links that don't include the code will be removed. Be sure to submit your URL by May 21st for a chance to win a $25 Blockheads gift certificate! The winner will be selected by our design team.

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There's another way to take our challenge if you don't have a blog, and that is via our Facebook group! You'll need to join if you're not already a member, then all you need to do is post an image of your project on the group's wall by May 21st. The Facebook winner will get to pick out any 4" x 5" set of Blockheads stamps on cling cushion, and there are some awesome stamps to choose from!

I cut my card base from ivory cardstock. I chose the foxtail and text block image from the Blockheads Botanical Silhouettes stamp set and stamped it with Versamark on a smaller piece of ivory cardstock. I embossed it with Ranger clear embossing powder and then sponged three  Ranger distress inks over top of the embossed image, starting with Rusty Hinge at the top, then Wild Honey in the center and then Dried Marigold at the bottom. I sprayed the inked image with water and a tiny, tiny, tiny bit of Pewter Perfect Pearls in a mini mister, and blotted it with a wadded up paper towel, then hit it with the heat tool for a few seconds to dry it. I cut and embossed the image with a Spellbinders classic squares die and then inked all four edges heavily with the Rusty Hinge distress ink. I matted the focal image on a piece of Bazzill Basics gold foil cardstock cut with a slightly larger SB classic squares die. I then matted both of these pieces onto a piece of textured mustard cardstock cut with a SB postage stamp die. I went back to the card base and inked it DTP with Ranger Wild Honey distress ink. I used the swirl stamp from the Blockheads Grunge It Up stamp set and randomly stamped it around the edges with the Ranger Rusty Hinge distress ink, turning the stamp each time it touched down. I gave it a few minutes to dry, then mounted the matted focal image to the card base. That's it! I left the inside blank, as this is a note card. I can't believe I created a card with no bling! :)

  • Gina K Designs Pure Luxury ivory cardstock; Bazzill Basics gold foil cardstock; textured mustard cardstock
  • Blockheads Botanical Silhouettes stamp set
  • Blockheads Grunge It Up stamp set
  • Ranger clear embossing powder
  • Ranger distress inks:  Rusty Hinge, Wild Honey and  Dried Marigold
  • Spellbinders classic squares and postage stamp dies

As I mentioned in my other Blockheads Emboss Resist project post, this particular stamp set is wonderful for this technique! :D

Thanks so much for stopping by - see you next time!


  1. Ohhh. Love the distress ink color combo. And, cool die cut. Super card!

  2. Fabulous job, Leslie! I got all excited when i saw it, and the fact that you did two creations for my challenge!

  3. Never thought of using a word stamp for this technique, and now I can't wait to try it! Beautiful choice of colors.

  4. Beautiful Leslie, love the die-cut...
    joann sassy raggedy

  5. Okay, Leslie, I must have commented on this at the Blockheads site? Beautiful card, and like Doris said, never would have thought of using words with emboss resist.


  6. Okay, Leslie, I must have commented on this at the Blockheads site? Beautiful card, and like Doris said, never would have thought of using words with emboss resist.


  7. Ooooo, now I think this one is my fav! Love the colour and layout! Wonderful card!

  8. Beautiful I like the card en the words with emboss. Janny


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