HSS Week 3, a Technique Challenge- HSSTC3

We thought we would throw something different and FUN your direction this week, and what better way to do that than with a TECHNIQUE CHALLENGE! It's always fun to put a new spin or creative twist on any ordinary project and hopefully that's what you'll experience when your creative juices start flowing using the Emboss Resist Technique. We have even included a brief tutorial for you in case this technique is new to you.

Emboss Resist Directions

1) Stamp and heat emboss your image using Versa Mark Ink and Clear Emboss Powder.

2) Apply color ink directly to the paper (over and around the embossed image) using a sponge or a brayer.

3) Wipe the embossed image with a tissue to remove the excess ink.
Variation: Watercolor Resist
Once you've embossed your image, scribble on and around the area with a Watercolor Wonder Crayon and blend using an aqua painter. Wipe the color from the embossed image, and allow to dry completely.

Here are the details for this weeks challenge:

Use Mr. Linky below to provide a DIRECT LINK to your project or creation.

To avoid any mistakes you will need to post photos on your blog then click on the title for that post, copy the URL info in the search bar and paste it into the Mr. Linky area that is requesting the information.

Note that incorrect links will have to be removed and are not eligible for any contests or artists picks.

For this weeks Challenge use KEYWORD HSSTC3 when uploading your picture to the public galleries. We would greatly appreciate you to note the HSS challenge and link back to this site within your post.

Mr. Linky will close for this challenge at 12 P.M. CST on February 21st.

BUT meet us back here on the 23rd for a NEW challenge and the Artist Pick Winners!!!

~Enjoy the creative projects for this weeks theme from our Design Team~


  1. Alright! I should have time to play this week. Looks like fun! All your cards are darling! And Shannon, what a great idea to use the Extreme Sports stamp with this technique! I tend to neglect those boys cards. I am always looking for great ideas to inspire me with that group...they are so difficult! That card is perfect!

  2. Hello, I am glad that I had some down time to try this challenge. I had lots of fun doing this one. I am new to the blog world. So I hope I did every thing right. I loved your samples, great inspiration. Thank you :)