Embossed Stamp Resist Cards
The embossed stamp resist technique is fun, but I want to use it more often. It make your image stand out from your unique colored background with a white silhoutte.
At the same time, I have been trying to expand my “color comfort zone.” When I saw the CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge #277 using some of my favorites, I knew I had to play along! See below for the quick tutorial using these colors and the embossed stamp resist technique.
See below for step-by-step instructions to use the embossed stamp resist technique for your next project.
- White Cardstock cut to 5 1/4″ x 4″.
- Card Base cut to 11″ x 4 1/4″ and folded in half. I used Calypso Coral.
- VersaMark Ink pad.
- Your choice of inks. I used Pool Party and Bermuda Bay for my blues.
- Stamps of your choice, but works best with large stamps with thick lines.
- Ink blender/sponge.
- Clear embossing powder.
- Heat tool. (Fun fact: When I first started out stamping years ago, I used the gas stove in my apartment to emboss. I wouldn’t recommend this technique, but as long as I didn’t scorch the paper, it did the job. I love my heat tool!)
Instructions for a embossed stamp resist card:
Stamp your image:
Using Versamark ink, stamp your large flower (Dandelion from Close to My Heart) onto your white cardstock. Quickly, cover the image with clear embossing powder and tap off the excess.
Using your favorite heat tool, emboss the image.
Ink your background:
I rubbed my sponge over the lightest blue ink (Pool Party) and, in a circular motion, applied the ink to the top half of the cardstock. Start light with rubbing the ink, as you can always add more ink. Add ink right over the embossed image.
Then, apply the darker blue ink (Bermuda Bay) on the bottom half of the cardstock. Some of the ink may sit on top of the image and make it look dirty, but it can be wiped off with a damp paper towel.
Give it Texture:
To finish the image and gave it some extra texture, I spritzed water over the ink and added a few white sequins.
I used this same emboss/ink resist technique to create the sentiment banner in the darkest blue and adhered it to a larger white banner. Trim the excess. Lastly, use your favorite adhesive to adhere everything to the front of the Calypso Coral cardstock.
Of course I couldn’t stop with just one card.
A different card was created using a giant (retired) Stampin Up Dahlia stamp and Distress Ink in Evergreen Bough.
Tip: Use a small paintbrush to apply water to the petals and immediately dab with a paper towel. This will clean the white embossed image and petals and lift some of the ink
I’m also entering this card into the Addicted to Stamps and More! Challenge #297 Make your Mark , Crafty Cardmakers Embossing theme, Little Patch of Crafty Friends challenge, and the Penny Black “In the Garden” Challenge!
Please check out some of my recent tutorial posts where I used floral stamps! Masculine Card, Winged Challenge, and Paper Pumpkin Leftovers.
Wanna see an updated use of this Emboss Resist Technique? Click to see the tutorial below:
I hope this tutorial sparked some ideas for your paper crafts! Do you have a stamp that would be perfect for this technique?
Please comment below about what stamps you’ll be using!
Very nice! ☺
Great resist stamping and lovely colour palette, many thanks for joining our ‘In the Garden’ theme at Penny Black and More June challenge.
Thank you! I have just discovered your challenges, and so glad I did!
Your emboss resist technique looks gorgeous Laura and I love the texture you achieved with the sponged background.
Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM and I hope you will join us again soon.
Thanks, Carol 🙂 I’m trying to break out of my card comfort zones, and the ATSM challenges are quite the inspiration!
Great embossed card, Laura! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS Colours & Sketches this week. Please come back with us again.
Thank you so much! The colours are great together!
Great technique and a wonderful way to use the colors. Thanks for joining us this week at CC&S!
Thank you for the inspiration!
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers!
Thank you Josephine!
Great embossed design. Thanks for sharing it with us at Crafty Cardmakers and good luck with the challenge, Angela xXx
Thank you Angela!!
Very beautiful card. Love the monochromatic look! Thank you for joining us at the ATSM challenges. Hoping to see you again soon. Nandini, DT
Thank you for your kind words, Nandini 😊
Fabulous design and spot on perfect for our current challenge.
Thank you so much for sharing with us
Thank you Lin! I love to emboss every chance I get!
I love the look of the white embossed flowers agains those beautiful backgrounds ;o) Gorgeous and elegant card ;o) Thank you for playing along with our “Wet or Dry Embossing” challenge at the Crafty Cardmakers! Have a wonderful day and happy crafting! Hugs, Maike
Thank you, Maike! It was a lot of fun creating this card for the challenge!
Wonderful embossed card. Thanks for entering Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, good luck and hope to see you again.
Denise (Owner of LPOCF)
Thank you so much, Denise! I definitely will 🙂