Da Vinci Lady card with an easy peasy resist technique

Just done a new card, and thought you'd like to see the finished result.

I've also posted this on the Blade Rubber blog, so you aren't seeing double!

This is a great card for beginners or anyone in a hurry or batch stamping, as this is a virtually foolproof, effective and very simple resist technique. The clear images (the white feathers you can see) are actually stamped with a clear pigment ink and embossed with a clear powder, showing the the original colour of the card underneath (white in this case).

The Da Vinci Lady is available special order only - so pls contact the shop

The background

Using ordinary white card, I stamped Tim Holtz's peacock feather from his Tattered Elements set, using Versamark ink. I then stamped a second time using Ranger's Archival ink in Black, and dusted both sets of images with clear embossing powder, which I then heated. Versamark is a really sticky ink, and stamping this first gave me plenty of time to stamp in black, before embossing all the images in one go.

I then tinted the white card using Distress ink in three different colours, shades of turquoise and green, which blended together nicely. I used  sponge applicators to apply the ink randomly - Cut'n'Dry will also work.

The Lady

I stamped her with the same black Archival ink, and embossed her with clear powder. I then tinted the background with the same blend of Distress inks (using the ink still left on the sponge applicators - one for each colour) and kept the centre of the image - her face and neck - with virtually no colour at all, just a smidge to tint the white card. (This stamp is by Blade Rubber Stamps by special order - email or phone the shop for details).


Trim the pieces down in size if needed, then matt them onto several layers of contrasting cardstock. Here, I used a textured metallic gold card, turquoise glitter and a base card of heavyweight black cardstock. And a piece of black velvet ribbon as a finishing touch.

Hope you like it!


  1. Dazzlingly pretty work! Just clocking in to wish you all the compliments of the Season, Susie --
    moyra from BFF

  2. Love this card, the colors and that stamp.


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