How To Emboss Resist Construction Zone Boy Card

Making this emboss resist construction zone boy card for my grandsons birthday had me playing with Stampin’ Up! inks, watercolour paper and heat embossing.

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I am joining in with the Art With Heart Team’s Colour Creations Blog Hop with this Azure Afternoon emboss resist construction zone boy card.

The Azure Afternoon colour is a new addition to Stampin’ Ups!® Bright colour family and is our focus for today’s hop.

I have gone with a waterfall cardmaking technique using emboss resist to create my own patterned paper.

The waterfall cardmaking technique is where the bottom edge (or right edge, in my card) is pulled and carefully placed layers of cardstock flip over, like a magical book with self-turning pages!

The emboss resist technique is when you white heat emboss an image and then you will apply colour over the top of the embossed image. The effect is delightful!

How gorgeous is all the hard hat man holding the balloons?

What you need

  • Stamps/Bundles: Construction Zone, Biggest Wish
  • Inks: Azure Afternoon, Daffodil Delight, Versamark
  • Paper: Water colour paper, Azure Afternoon
  • Other: Embossing tool kit, White embossing powder, heat gun, Water painters, Multi-purpose liquid glue

Emboss Resist Construction Zone Boy Card Card Recipe

  1. Begin with a Azure Afternoon card base (29.5 cm x 10.5 cm).
  2. Score at 9.5 cm, 10.5 cm, 11.5 cm, 12.5 cm, 13.5 cm and 14.5 cm.
  3. Cut five (5) 10.5 cm x 10.5 cm Azure Afternoon squares and five (5) 10 cm x 10 cm watercolour paper squares.
  4. Cut an 8 cm x 10.5 cm Azure Afternoon and 7.5 cm x 10 cm watercolour paper.
  5. Cut a 15 cm x 10.5 cm watercolour paper.
  6. Embossing images: On three (3) 10 cm x 10 cm watercolour paper, the 7.5 cm x 10 cm watercolour paper and the 15 cm x 10.5 cm watercolour paper, remove static, ink up sentiments with Versamark and stamp onto the centre. Apply white embossing powder to the sentiment and use heat tool to set.
  7. Ink up images from Construction Zone stamp set with Versamark and stamp all over the 10 cm x 10 cm watercolour paper. Have fun with this!
  8. Apply white embossing powder over images and heat set.
  9. Watercolouring: Lie your pieces of watercolour paper on the table and thoroughly wet the watercolour paper. I used the thick brush in the water painters and a glass of water to apply the water.
  10. Add a few drops of Azure Afternoon reinker onto a stamp block and using the second thickest brush apply from the centre of the watercolour paper, brushing out towards the edges.
  11. You can brush the Azure Afternoon over the top of the images or you can brush to the embossed edges and avoid going over the top of an image. I did it both ways, so I could get a green colour on certain images or a nice clean yellow on other images.
  12. Add a few drops of Daffodil Delight to a stamp block and use the smallest water painter to add yellow to areas you would like to highlight or to mix to green.
  13. Use this brush to add Azure Afternoon to images you would like to be blue.
  14. Use the heat tool to dry your paper.
  15. Card construction: When watercolour paper is thoroughly dry adhere 10 cm x 10 cm squares to the 10.5 cm x 10.5 cm squares. Adhere the 7.5 cm x 10 cm watercolour piece to the right-hand side of the inside of the card.
  16. Apply a line of glue between the 9.5 cm and 10.5 cm score line. Adhere your front 10.5 cm x 10.5 cm card piece.
  17. Repeat a line of glue between each score line and adhering each decorated square, until all have been adhered.
  18. Cut a 13.5 cm x1.5 cm Azure Afternoon. Measure 9 cm in from the right-hand side of the card base and apply a dab of glue to the back of the card. Adhere about a 1 cm tab of the Azure Afternoon strip. Fold it over from the top to the bottom, running inside the card, fold over at the bottom and adhere the tab with a dab of glue. No glue should be applied inside the card! This is the guiding mechanism for the waterfall card effect.
  19. Take the bottom card front layer and feed it under the strip you just made.
  20. Optional to stamp the little pull tab and glue to the back of the card base.
  21. Complete the card by adhering the 10.5 cm x 15 cm watercolour paper layer onto the back of the card, which covers the tabs and the pull tab.
Product List
Versamark Pad
Heat Tool

If you love this emboss resist technique, you might love the Big Wave Card I shared in January.

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23 comments on “How To Emboss Resist Construction Zone Boy Card

  1. Fantastic card Amie! I love all the images stamped everywhere and the waterfall card is a great way to display them.

  2. Wow, oh wow Aime. A wonderful card for your grandson. Love the waterfall mechanism. I haven’t tried it yet but you have inspired me to give it a go. Your water-colour emboss resist is awesome. xxx

  3. I love cards that move and any projects for kids, so this is super duper fabulous, Amie. I’m going to give a waterfall card a go after seeing your wonderful video and instructions, thank you. Love this card so much!!!

  4. Oh wow Amie such a fabulous card for your grandson. I am sure he will love it and keep him entertained. Thanks for the video explanation.

  5. This is amazing, Amie, your grandson will love it. Such a brilliant technique too, with all those construction trucks, etc. The waterfall design is perfect to showcase them all and a great interactive card for a little boy. Wonderful!

  6. Amie, this is so cute! All the love you have put into it is obvious, and the colours are spot-on. Azure Afternoon is a lovely bright colour to use for the card base, and the mechanism is just too fun. Hours of entertainment. 🙂

  7. Amie, this is gorgeous and you certainly have put a lot of time into creating it. I just love this technique and card design. It’s so fun and interactive not just for the recipient but the maker also.

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