Stamping Techniques: What Is Resist Stamping?
Looking for an eye-catching way to breathe life into your stamping projects this year? Resist stamping might be the perfect technique for you! It’s an easy technique to master, and will make you look at your stamp stash in a completely different way. Essentially, the concept behind resist stamping is that the design on your stamp is left blank, whilst the background and all the white spaces between the stamp lines are brought to life with coloured ink! It’s not how stamps are traditionally used, but it’s a great way to add real vibrancy and colour to your stamped cards. We asked Ann-Marie Vaux to create an eye-catching project to perfectly demonstrate how awesome resist stamping can look – and you can read her step-by-step instructions below!
Resist stamping is a really neat technique and looks great, especially when you use a really vibrant coloured ink against the resist!
You Will Need:
- Ranger Ink Set
- Embossing ink
- White or clear heat embossing powder
- Heat Gun
- Floral stamps
- Sentiment stamp
- Clear or white embossing powder
- 6x6inch blank white card base
- General Create & Craft gold cardstock
- Extra white cardstock
- Die set for the sentiment
- Embellishment satin bow die
- Tape Runner or Adhesive tape
- 3D foam
Resist Stamping Valentine’s Card: Step-by-Step Instruction
Cut a layer for the base card in the gold cardstock; the layer needs to be approximately half an inch smaller than the card. Cut a layer of the white cardstock as well.
Die-cut 2 pieces of cardstock in white for the sentiment, and a layer for the sentiment.
Choose your stamps and use the Perfect Medium as your ink.
Stamp using the floralstamp and the Perfect Medium around the edge of the card layer, stamping the sentiment as well. The Perfect Medium will stay tacky for a while, giving you time to heat emboss both items.
Over a piece of scrap A4 paper, add the heat embossing powder over the stamped image and on the sentiment stamp; the images will only retain the amount of powder that they need on the wet ink. Next, tap the card and collect the excess powder on the sheet of paper underneath – then tip the excess powder back into the pot, ready for use another day!
Using the heat gun, heat emboss the card and the sentiment. The powder will heat up, and transform to produce a gorgeous glossy finish.
Now you can pick the ink colour you want to use, and start inking the embossed card! Blend the ink around the card, until it is all covered, and then ink the sentiment as well.
Next, take a darker ink, and blend this just in the centre of the floral stamp, as shown in the photo.
Now take a dry cloth and polish over the card to remove any excess ink, and make your heat embossing shine!
Attach the original gold layer, and then the stamped image layer, to the front of the card.
Using 3D foam pads, attach the 2 layers of the sentiment to the front of the card.
For a pretty finishing touch, add a bow just above the sentiment.
Your card is now ready for you to write your personal message inside, and send to that special someone! If you loved this project and would like to read more of our papercraft tutorials and articles, you can find them all on the blog right here!