Hi everyone! Don’t you love Fridays?! Best day of the week plus a new challenge at lily pad cards! And guess what? We changed the rule so today’s challenge will last for a whole month! Plenty of time to get crafty and enter lots of beautiful creations!

And today’s challenge is all about resist! Yep! One of my favorite techniques! So here is a quick card I made.

It took me less than 10 minutes to do it. Yes! I can do simple cards… although it’s too challenging for me… i usually have tons of details and they take for ever!)

So here are some photos I took while I was doing that resist technique on the background:

First I stamped the backgrounds with versamark ink and embossed with white embossing powder (it works with clear powder just the same since I used white cardstock):

Then I inked the paper with my blending tool using two shades of distress ink:

I used lighter color (fired brick) on the whole paper and a darker color (aged mahogany) on the edges:

Wanna tell you a secret? I feel so much joy and happiness when I have inky fingers no matter what the outcome will be! Oh! I cardmaking!!! Don’t you?

And then the easy part, I used a layered sticker:

and I punched out some butterflies using patterned paper from the same collection:

I added the butterflies and a piece of tissue tape. I stamped my sentiment on that tape. And I guess that’s it! Simple, quick and so colorful!


Thanks for visiting my blog and make sure you visit Lily Pad Cards and check out what AMAZING cards the rest of the design team has created! And remember you have plenty of time to play along!!! So go get your fingers inky!!!!

See you on Sunday with another how-to video !


  1. Βικάκι μόλις παρατήρησα το εξής: Είναι η πρώτη φορά που βλέπω να χρησιμοποιείς punch!!! xaxaxa απίστευτο οταν ολα σχεδόν τα κόβεις στο χέρι 🙂
    Μήπως μπορείς να μου δώσει συμβουλή πώς να μην λερώνεται η πίσω μεριά της κάρτας μου απο τα χρώματα…? κάπου ειχες γράψει για tape mask αλλα δεν το βρήκα στα υλικά που χρησμιοποίησες.

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