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Elemental Inspiration-Round 2

At the start of this month the new Indian Craft Room CoasteRide ICRCSPR02 was introduced. A great challenge with tonnes of elements to inspire.

Check out all the 2nd round of inspirations for this challenge HERE. Here is my 2nd inspiration for this challenge. ICRCSPR02-1a

the 3 elements that inspired me were:

  1. chalkboard wall
  2. color wheel sitting on the shelf
  3. glitter from the crown on the shelf

Now if you are deep into crafting you all know about the Queen of Crafting Industry- Jennifer Mcguire!!!  I have learned a lot of techniques watching her videos. Absolutely adore her and her work. So when she shared video for this Black Embossed Resist technique, I had to try it and this challenge was perfect for it. A very simple technique, yet I never thought about it!!! Solid images stamped in color first, then stamped with versamark ink and heat embossed with clear powder. Finally rub a black marker all over and use clean cloth to wipe off the black ink from the images….BRILLIANT!!!

IMPORTANT NOTE: You do not want to use black copic for background. Dye based or water based inks are good. If you use water based… do not try to use wet wipes to clean off ink from the images.


Ofcourse based on your images, the stamping and heat embossing you could get some black ink in between…but for my card it just gave the perfect chalkboard look. In her video she also links to Gina K’s (from Gina K designs) video of similar technique, where Gina K used watercolors, clear embossing and black ink to create a resist look. Another good technique video. You can watch that HERE.


I like vellum, but am so bad at using it in my projects. So I decided to use vellum this time and covered it with glitter. Of course I had to heat emboss it 😉 The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp’s Big Birthday Wishes, The balloons are from SSS Birthday Bits. The balloons are stamped using Stampin’ Up! Inks– Daffodil delight, Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise, Real Red and Old Olive.I used  Recollections glitter to frame the vellum. I used Stampin’ Up’s Basic Black Marker to color the background. Finally I also used Signo White Gel pen to create strings and some SSS white pigment ink to create a chalky look on the background. Also used Lawn Fawns Large Stitched rectangle die to cut out the front panel.

However, I did not stop there… I decided to try this technique again…only changing the glitter element to hearts 🙂ICRCSPR02-Aa

Keep the same background, I decided to remove the vellum and embossed the sentiment in middle first. Then added the balloons,heat embossed it and used black marker over it. Then added some heart shaped sequins to fill in the gaps. ICRCSPR02-Ac

So I ended up with 2 cards … similar looking…but loved every bit of this technique 😀 Fun technique with vibrant colors.

This is all for now…head on to Indian Craft Room and check out all the inspirations (linked above) and join in the fun.

Until next time,

Happy Krafting,

Cheers =)

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