clean and simple sunday no. 91

Wishing you all a very Happy New Year as we enjoy the last few days of 2013…

My “Happy New Year” edition of Clean & Simple Sunday so I made a card to participate in the CAS-ual Friday card challenge this week…


 This card was inspired by some emboss resist technique cards I saw online this weekend…

I so love this cool, magical technique where you heat emboss in white or clear embossing powder and then swipe ink onto your card stock over the embossed background and you get the “resist” of the ink over the embossed areas.
DSC_0170 copy I chose a watercolor card stock for the stamped snowflake images from the A|S Let It Snow stamp set and heat embossed them in white embossing powder. I then took Ranger distress ink in Broken China and swiped it over the snowflake images. You don’t need to used watercolor card stock for this technique, I just thought I might spritz it with water when I was done swiping, but then I changed my mind. The watercolor card stock holds up better than regular card stock when you’re using water.

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The sentiment is from the A|S Essential Sentiments stamp set. I used a little shell button and some twine to embellish and finish off my design.

I hope you all enjoy a safe, happy holiday and I look forward to sharing some fun ideas in the New Year!


  1. Amy Kolling says:

    Oh yes! You had me at snowflakes and emboss resist!!! It is my most favorite technique ever!!! Thanks so much for playing along with the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

  2. Great technique!! Can’t wait to try it!! Thanks Kris!!

  3. I love this technique because I feel like this is where the “magic” of stamping happens!

  4. Gorgeous card Kristine, and gorgeous technique! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays 😉

  5. Your card is so charming, Kristine, and so deserving of the Contender shout out from CFC!! Hugs, Darnell