Friday, June 23, 2023


Ms. Ladybug today is all decked out in her best silver and gold jewelry, and she is ready to party in the ferns.

Her ferns were made with the Debossed Inky Resist Technique.  I found this technique recently on Splitcoast Stampers, and it was new to me, so I wanted to try it.  It is similar to some other emboss resist techniques, but it adds the twist of using an embossing folder to add VersaMark ink to Watercolor Paper in the "debossed" areas of the embossing folder.  Then you heat emboss with either clear or white embossing powder.   Typically, with an embossed resist technique we use Blending Brushes, Sponge Daubers, or some other similar tool to add the ink colors after heat embossing, but this technique also has a unique way of adding the color. 

Yesterday on the Premier of my new series, Learning with Friends, I demonstrated how to do this technique.  To learn how to make your own Debossed Inky Resist backgrounds you can watch the replay on my YouTube Channel using the video link below.

As I indicated above, Ms. Ladybug is all dressed up in silver and gold.  Her body is heat- embossed in gold and her wings are heat-embossed in silver.

The large leaf from Hello Ladybug is stamped in Shaded Spruce, which is one of the several different greens I used in the Debossed Inky Resist Technique, and it is also the color of the cardstock behind the Technique Sheet.  

I added a few swirls of gold cord from Simply Elegant trim behind the leaf to provide an illusion of movement.  I wanted to keep my Ladybug focal point and the sentiment small because I really wanted to showcase this pretty technique.

The inside of the card was kept even more simple with a single Shaded Spruce stamped sentiment from Sunny Sentiments.  Unfortunately, I didn't realize that this stamp set was retired until I went to write up this post, but that's OK.  (Sometimes it is difficult to keep track of what recently retired.) You should always use whatever sentiments you have.

I added a single Shaded Spruce mat to give the finishing touch.  If you know me, my mantra is "no naked insides", and the sentiment looked lonely all by itself surrounded only by white.  So, I felt it needed a little bit of color to set it off.

I hope you have enjoyed this week's cards made with the Hello Ladybug stamp set and Ladybug Builder Punch.  I also hope you learned a few new things to try in your own card making because that is my goal. 

If you would like a tutorial for today's card, please use this link to download a copy.

A list of the products I used is shown below.  To learn more about any of them or to purchase a favorite, just click on the image and it will take you to my store where you can learn more.

Product List

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