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9Tabitha here, with today’s stamping project using Honey Bee Scraps Stamp set “Oh, Snap!” for my husband’s Father’s Day card.

For my clear embossed resist technique you will need: white cardstock, Versamark Ink, clear embossing powder, a heat tool, colored dye based ink (I used Close To My Heart), a blending sponge, and your stamps.

I created a patterned background paper using the “I love you more” stamp repeated randomly over my rectangle of paper.

Next, stamp your sentiment (or design) in the clear Versamark ink, sprinkle with clear embossing powder and heat until it’s all melted and you have created a pattern.

The next step is to use your sponge blending tool and your lightest color ink and swirl ink over the stamped and embossed paper in a circular motion to blend on the color and reveal your design.  I love this part…it’s like magic!

Continue swirling and blending on color using your next darkest ink color.

And finally, finish adding your last color and ink the edges of the paper with a color of your choice.

You can add more color where needed and blend the colors with more ink so that the white text really pops off the paper.

I cut my card base in white and matted my stamped, embossed, and inked paper to the card base.

I love how it looks just like this for a Project Life filler card!  But since it’s a greeting card, I used another stamp from the “Oh, Snap!” Honey Bee Scraps stamp set as a focal point.

I repeated the technique that I used for the background paper by stamping with Versamark and embossing in clear powder and then inking in the darkest dye ink color.

Then I double matted the focal sentiment stamp on white and then blue cardstock and then used foam adhesive squares to attach it to the card base.

Voila!  So sweet and so versatile!  Think about how variations of stamps and colors can change this look to make it your own!

I hope I’ve inspired you this Saturday and you create something buzz-worthy!

Happy Stamping from Tabitha!

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2 responses to “Saturday Stamping with Tabitha”

  1. Laura says:

    love the color combo! love the card!

  2. jumpyjess says:

    Very beautiful card! 🙂 Like always!