'Dabber Resist' is the current challenge set by Linda over on her blog Studio L3 relating to page 37 of Tim Holtz book 'A Compendium of Curiosities'. I made a birthday card using the technique with two Distress Ink colours - Vintage Photo and Old Paper and Snow Cap paint dabber. (I outlined some of the circles with black Stickles and the number 40 is a wooden bingo disc also outlined with Stickles)
Although the technique calls for a rubber stamp to be used, I wanted the card to match a tin box I altered with metal embossing, so I dabbed paint onto the embossing folder and used that as a stamp instead. It worked really well giving a good impression, although I had to make sure I washed all the paint off the folder thoroughly.
Here's what the box looked like before I altered it - with the three foam initials I put on the lid.
I cut rectangles of metal (from Ten Second Studio) for the top and sides, run it through the embossing folder ('Retro Circles' from Sizzix Alterations range) and lightly sanded the surface.
I encased the foam letters between sticky tape and a smaller rectangle of metal and burnished around them. I rubbed black acrylic paint over them and once dry, again lightly sanded all over.
It's filled with the birthday boy's favourite sweets, so even if he doesn't like the tin all is not lost!