Simon Says Stamp | Distress Emboss Resist Flamingo Background

Simon Says Stamp | Distress Emboss Resist Flamingo Background

Hello there! With Summer being almost over down here I wanted to create a hot tropical card with a bunch of flamingos and some vibrant colors. Creative Chemistry got me using my Distress inks all over again (and I ordered a few new colors, too) so this was a perfect opportunity to play with some good old techniques, like emboss resist!

Simon Says Stamp | Distress Emboss Resist Flamingo Background

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VIDEO TUTORIAL

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CARD DETAILS

I started by creating a background for my card by using distress inks and water. After I added several colors of ink and several layers (I dried my paper in between each layer to prevent colors from contaminating) I stamped and heat embossed Simon’s Flamingo background in Hero Arts clear embossing powder to create the resist.

Simon Says Stamp | Distress Emboss Resist Flamingo Background

The clear embossing powder protected the vibrant colors of distress ink on my background and I added a lot more water and lifted the color on non embossed sections to make them lighter. Love this look! I trimmed my panel down to 4 x 5 1/2 inches and also die cut a circle opening in the middle using Simon’s Stitched Circle die.

Simon Says Stamp | Distress Emboss Resist Flamingo Background

Because my background warped from all the heat and water I used fun foam instead of foam adhesive to mount it onto a card base, I added double sided adhesive to my foam, die cut using the same circle die, enlarged the opening with scissors and adhered my background onto the card.

Simon Says Stamp | Distress Emboss Resist Flamingo Background

I also stamped, die cut and watercolored several additional images – two flamingos and a golf ball which looks like a beach ball here (or at least I hope it does!) and a tropical leaf. I foam mounted all of these images inside my circle opening, added a heat embossed sentiment that reads #Good Times and embellished this card with several clear sequins and drops from Pretty Pink Posh.

Simon Says Stamp | Distress Emboss Resist Flamingo Background

SUPPLIES

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Simon Says Cling Stamp Flamingos Background
Simon Says Cling Stamp Flamingos Background
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Simon Says Stamps and Dies Warm Weather Animals
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Simon Says Stamp Warm Weather Animals Wafer Dies
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Simon Says Clear Stamps Summertime Animals
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Simon Says Clear Stamps Tropical Leaves
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Simon Says Stamp Tropical Leaves Wafer Dies
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Simon Says Stamps and Dies Tropical Leaves
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Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circles Wafer Dies
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Simon Says Clear Stamps Sports and Planner
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Simon Says Stamp Sport Balls Wafer Dies
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Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock
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Arches Cold Press Watercolor Pad 9×12″
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Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
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Hero Arts White Embossing Powder PW110
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Best Creation Big Squares 3D Foam Tape Adhesive
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Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder PW104
Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder PW104
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Ranger Mini Round Ink Blending Tools
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EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
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Creative Hands BASIC Multi Color Foam Sheets 1510259E
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Pretty Pink Posh 4MM Clear Droplets (small)
Pretty Pink Posh 4MM Clear Droplets (small)
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Sakura Quickie Glue Pen
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Pretty Pink Posh 3mm Sparkling Clear Sequins
Pretty Pink Posh 3mm Sparkling Clear Sequins
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Ranger Inkssentials Non Stick Craft Sheet 15 X 18 Reusable
Ranger Inkssentials Non Stick Craft Sheet 15 X 18 Reusable
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6 Comments

    1. That’s a beautiful card – I love your resist technique. The colors look so tropical!

    1. Hi Yana ~ The resist technique is always fun and the Distress Inks you’ve used are my go-to colors. Thanks for sharing your card and your video. ~HUGS~

    1. Great card & technique! Thanks so much for sharing and for your video – always fun!!!

    1. I should admit that flamingo is probably your spiritual animal 😉 you really rock making flamingo cards.
      This one is no exception. Awesome background! Your really showed how much distresses can do and that we all should have all of them 😉
      Great card too. Love how flamingos (and their legs!!!!) peeking out of the circle window!

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