Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Masculine Emerging Color Card

Hello and happy Tuesday! Today is the start of a new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz and this week the theme is NO Patterned Paper. I knew immediately that meant I would make a card using the Emerging Color Technique it's a version of the Emboss Resist Technique. It's a fun and inky way to make a focal panel. If you want step-by-step directions I've included some photos with explanations below. To see my previous cards using this technique click here. One of the best parts about this technique is picking the colors you want to use. Colors can be bold, bright, subtle or neutral. You pick! You're only limited by your imagination and stamp pad selection.

We hope you will join us this week at Cardz 4 GuyzClick here for more inspiration from the design team.

This Masculine Emerging Color Card is entered into the following challenges:

Emerging Color Technique Directions: 

Step 1: Cut a white piece of cardstock in desired finished size.

Step 2: Select the ink colors to create your panel and randomly ink cardstock.

Step 3: After ink is dry use embossing buddy over entire panel. You will need VersaMark ink and clear embossing powder.

Step 4: Select stamp set and randomly stamp images using VersaMark ink. Apply embossing powder, shake off excess and heat set using heat gun.

Step 5: Select a dark shade of ink and using sponge apply ink to the entire area.

Step 6: Repeat inking process if needed. Lastly, use a paper towel to wipe excess ink off the embossed areas.

I hope the photos and instructions were helpful! Let me know if you give this technique a try. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!


  1. This is a really cool technique, have you tried UTE?
    A great idea for a card. :)

  2. Oh! I am loving this technique which is a new one for me. I can't wait to try it. Thanks for the fabulous tutorial and for the samples. Your card is amazing, thanks for the wonderful DT inspiration at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz

  3. What a great technique, Andrea - and such fab results.
    Hugz, Jan xx

  4. Wow this is great Andrea, love the technique you have used. Thanks for the tutorial

  5. Great technique! It really makes those colors pop. Thank you for sharing your card with us this week for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. ~Michelle

  6. Great card Andrea. I've only tried this once and my result was nowhere near as good as this. May have to try it again x

  7. This is wonderful! Thanks so much for your instructions, too. I'm going to have to try this! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown!


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