Friday Quickie Techniques and Tips: Faux Resist

Friday Quickie Technique and Tips Video Series Faux Resist

So I am super excited about the technique I have for you today–I literally stumbled on it when i made my cute little reindeer holder (remember him?)  I had used a post-it to mask off something and then I had these white dots on the post it, which I more recently used in my office for something and when I stamped on top of the dots, they resisted, and showed through.  I, of course, thought I had saved it, but I can't find it–it is probably stuck to something {like my butt! :)}.  Anywho, yesterday I decided that this is what I was going to do for my technique this week and got going!  I am calling this Faux Resist (because it isn't true Emboss Resist–because as discussed in the video, I'm lazy)…it takes out the heat-embossing step.  Since that can be time consuming and somewhat messy (like powder all over your workspace), I like my version a bit better!

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Gather your supplies:

  • 3 1/2 x 4 3/4" whisper white cs
  • 3 5/8 x 4 7/8" basic gray cs
  • 3 7/8 x 5 1/8" melon mambo cs
  • 1/4 sheet and 1/2 sheet of Smoky Slate cs (emboss the 1/4 sheet with chevron folder)
  • Whisper White craft ink
  • Smoky Slate, Basic Gray, Melon Mambo pads
  • flower punch (from tree builder punch) and scrap melon mambo cs
  • rhinestones

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So this is an excellent study in "edge catching".  In the video I show how I cut the stamp up to eliminate catching the edge.  THis is my "before" card.  The after card is the one I made in the video (without the caught edge).  HOWEVER, after I shot the video I decided to put a little flower there with a rhinestone, and of course, it looked awesome.  So that is the card I took the main photos of!  It is cute!  As many of you already know, half (or more) of stamping is just knowing how to fix your mistakes!

Here are some more cards using this technique:

Stamp a Bag Birthday 2

Stamp A Bag, Watercolor Words, Basic Gray, Soft Sky, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Island Indigo, Night of Navy, Blackberry Bliss

I Think Youre Great 2

I Think You're Great, Dots all Day Bkgrd, Large Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Smoky Slate, Basic Gray, Bermuda Bay, Watermelon Wonder, Pear Pizzazz, Pool PArty, Whisper White

Botanical Blooms Faux Resist 2

Botanical Blooms, Hello (SAB), Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo, Pear PIzzazz, Old Olive, Watermelon Wonder, Basic Gray, Whisper White

World of Dreams Faux Resist

World of Dreams, Hardwood, Tin of Cards, Whisper White, Mossy Meadow, Pear PIzzazz

You're On My Mind Faux Resist

Beautiful Bunch, Hardwood Background, That Thing You Did Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Early Espresso, Whisper White

I hope you loved today's technique as much as I did!! And if you just can't wait to make it, too, please order your supplies from my online store by clicking on any of the photos below.  When you do, please use the hostess code, GUMVJWEG, when your order is less than $150 (don't use it when it is over, you'll receive Stampin Rewards).  Either way, when you order with me, you'll become a Creativity Cave VIP and receive all kinds of fabulous benefits!  Find out more here on my VIP Rewards page  I really appreciate your business and look forward to taking good care of you!  VIP's will also have access to even more samples for the Friday Quickie Technique on the FB page, too!  Can't wait to welcome you into the VIP Rewards program!!  Happy Stamping!

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10 thoughts on “Friday Quickie Techniques and Tips: Faux Resist”

  1. What do you do about the rest of the white chevron where the cake isn’ t stamped on? Does it just remain on the card or do you wipe it off somehow?

  2. I like the little flower you glued on to cover the smudge but I thought I would suggest using the white Signo Uniball pen to just cover it up.It works pretty well on small oopsies like that. If it’s a dark color I will dab layers from the pen.


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