Amazing Silhouettes

Stampin Up Amazing Silhouettes

As you know I am on a quest to use products that I have not stamped with in a while.   Amazing Silhouettes is one of those stamp sets from the 2022/2023 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog that has not seen ink in a while.  Plus, I found a fun technique online from Jennifer McGuire that would be perfect to do with this set.

The images for this particular stamp look like this after inking them up:

As you see the ink is placed around the image and leaves the image itself the color of your card stock.  I wanted to have the image be colorful and it was easy to do.  The technique is called Emboss Resist.

First, I stamped the image using Versamark Ink on Basic White card stock.  Then, I used Clear Embossing Powder and heat set it with my Heat Tool.  Again, due to the way the stamp is, the tree itself did not have any embossing on it.  I took some Stampin’ Up!® Write Markers in Orchid Oasis, Bermuda Bay, Granny Apple Green and Mossy Meadow and colored in the tree.  The clear embossing powder doesn’t absorb ink so those areas stayed white and the areas without the embossing powder took the color. Isn’t that fun?!  After I added the ink, I fussy cut out the tree image (don’t look too closely as I am not very good at cutting things out by hand).

Next, I cut out 1″ x 5.5″ pieces of Orchid Oasis, Bermuda Bay, Granny Apple Green and Mossy Meadow card stock and adhered them to a Basic White card base.  I ran that through my Cut & Emboss Machine using the Stitched Greenery Die.  Lastly, I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set called Charming Sentiments and cut it out using the coordinating Sentiment Silhouettes die set.   You can save 10% if you purchase them in a bundle.  I layered the sentiment on the card using Dimensionals.


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Emboss Resist Technique

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I used an old/new technique while making this card.  It is called Emboss Resist and has been around for a long time (hence the old) but I have never done it before (which is the new part).  I used a Photopolymer Stamp Set called Another Thank You.  I stamped it in Versamark and then used Clear Embossing Powder over the top.  Then I put a couple of drops of ink using the ink refills (Soft Sky, Coastal Cabana & Bermuda Bay) on a plastic container and used my Aqua Painter to paint over the embossed sentiment.  The ink will not stick to the embossed part so the words show through.  I made the frame using our Oval Collection Framelits and just tied a bow of Linen Thread on the side.

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