Friday, 1 January 2016

Emboss Resist

I was looking through some old cards and came across this one
 I made for my Dad a couple of years ago:

Emboss Resist!!
Not done any for ages (look back here!!) so...

First take a good background stamp and stamp it with Versamark on white card...

The first one is a friendship stamp from SU Friendly, the second is an Inkadinkado Christmas lights stamp. Add opaque white embossing powder and heat set it.

Adding distress ink then highlights the unstamped parts...

I used this to make this simple Christmas card using a Christmas Pudding die from Create and Craft and red, brown and green card on a deckle card base.

However to make a card using the technique in my Dad's Birthday card first some 'open' dies need to be used. I used a butterfly and a candle tag on this stamped card.

I added yellow ink to the butterfly and candle - still in the dies as this will form small borders.

I added scattered twigs to the outer part - and some forest moss to the off cuts to use at some other stage!

Using some gold card as a base I made a tag, replacing the tag and butterfly in the base.

Finally I added some ribbon...

I will link this to the
Outlawz Thursday Twist - AG
Mod Squad Challenge - One Die cut (using at least one die cut)

I can now announce that I have been invited to join a new DT...

I will be using this Emboss Resist technique on my first make which is posted here!

Happy Crafting!


  1. Very pretty. Technique I'm going to have to try.
    thanks for sharing
    Happy New Year

  2. Such a pretty tag, and clever use of inking in the dies, thanks for joining in over at Butterfly Challenge

  3. That is an awesome technique. Looks much more difficult than it is ( your easy to follow instructions are excellent). I must give this a try. Colour combo is striking. Thankyou for fluttering by my #45. Hugs Mrs A.

    1. Have you seen today's Google Doodle?

  4. Beautiful projects. I love all the texture you added with the embossing. Thanks for joining us at the Mod Squad Challenge Blog this week.


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