SU Flower Shop with Lots of Thanks

I could not (emboss) resist combining LeAnne’s color challenge at The Paper Players  # 162  this week and  Jen B.’s sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches # 103.  I have not done this technique for many, many years and forgot what a great effect it has on a card. It is hard to believe the black panel was once white! I sponged on SU Pool Party and Rich Razzleberry in a random pattern  covering my Whisper White cardstock, stamped the flowers in Versamark Watermark ink, and clear embossed them. I then sponged black ink over the panel turning the colorful background black and allowing the colors to show through only on the clear embossed flowers. I also liked how the black sentiment stood out on the Rich Razzleberry.  And, yum…I love those Candy Dots.

SU Flower Shop and Lots of Thanks

Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Lots of Thanks, SU Flower Shop
INK: SU Pool Party, SU Rich Razzleberry, SU Basic Black, Versamark Watermark ink
PAPER: SU Pool Party, SU Rich Razzleberry, SU Whisper White
ACCESSORIES: SU Pool Party Candy Dots
TOOLS: SU Corner Rounder


FMS Final 103-001


  1. Wow–what a cool technique! I honestly think I have never done this! I love how the colors peek out ! So glad you were able to play with my colors this week!

    1. Thanks, LeAnne. I had not done an emboss resist for probably 10 years! So easy as long as the embossing powder stays where it is supposed to stay using the embossing buddy- first one had massive flecks of fly away embossing powder!

  2. Wow! This card is fabulous and you would never know that black panel used to be white!!! Those flowers are beautiful! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

    1. Thank you, Jen. I still can’t believe how thoroughly the black ink covered the sponged white cardstock. In person, it literally looks like a black piece of cardstock!

  3. Striking! I love how the black sentiment complements the back panel and the extra mat you put in between. I, too, had forgotten about that technique. Thank you for reminding us of it!

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