CTMH Technique Blog Hop - Emboss Resist Tommy Father's Day Card

Good morning everyone!  I just love doing Blog Hops.  I thrive with a deadline!

Welcome to the Close to My Heart Technique Blog Hop.  Our hop is a circular hop.  You can start anywhere in the hop and just click on the link at the bottom of our post.  This will take you to the next hopper and eventually you get back to me.

The hopper in front of me is Penny.  This month's technique is Emboss Resist - one of my absolutely favorite techniques.  My trusty embossing gun has been lonely lately.  So I grabbed it off the shelf along with my Versamark pad and my handy dandy brayer and set to work.

First, using clear embossing powder, the Versamarkpad, and the powerful CTMH Tommy Scrapbooking WOTG Stamp Set, I stamped the word image onto White Daisy Cardstock.

The words are now clear, but I managed to get the light to shine off of them so that you can faintly see them. The embossing gun causes the paper to kind of warp but my adhesive will straighten that out when I put it on the card.

The next step is to apply ink.  I used my brayer and CTMH Outdoor Denim Ink and applied a lot of ink.

Check out that difference!  Can you see how the embossed letters are still white even though the ink has been absorbed by the unembossed paper?  Isn't that cool? The embossing keeps the paper white and the ink does not soak in.

The next step is to take a paper towel and wipe off the embossed words.  The top part of the cardstock shows where I have already wiped off the ink.  The bottom half still needs to be wiped off.  The ink just comes right off.  Amazing, huh?

Now the embossed resist panel is ready to use in my card.  I used the CTMH Tommy Paper Pack and added some CTMH Artisan Brads.  I also used the CTMH Tommy Assortment - see the lifesaver and the flag.  Aren't those cute?  I am going to use this card for my husband's Father's Day Card.  This has been a stressful year and I think that he will like this card.

Once again, thank you for visiting my blog.  The next blog on this hop belongs to Debi.  Click on her link and go check out what she has done with this fun technique.  See you soon!

I am entering this card in the Dream Valley Challenge #59 - Father's Day/Male Challenge
and the 2 Sisters Challenge #148 - Just for Dad
and the Crafter's Cafe Blog Challenge #17 - Father's or For a Male

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  1. Love your card!! Pinning right now!

  2. Fabulous card. Verry creative.
    Thank you for joining us at
    The Crafter's Cafe


  3. Wow! Great idea! I never think of a dark color when I emboss resist! Thanks for playing at Dream Valley!

  4. Wow what a striking creation.

    Thanks for sharing with us

    Lin xx
    Dream Valley


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