Emboss Resist Technique

Learn how to use the emboss resist technique to create a stunning look on your cards. And I have two different ways you can use this technique in your card making. The cards feature the Sparkling Snowflakes Bundle from the Stampin’ Up! 2023 Sept-Dec Mini Catalog. However, keep in mind that you can use any stamp set you have on hand with this technique.

Emboss Resist

First let’s talk about the emboss resist technique. It’s a super simple and fun way to use heat embossing. All of the snowflake images are heat embossed white on white cardstock. Add color around the snowflakes with a blending brush AFTER heat embossing the images. One of the cool things about this technique is that the ink does not stick to the heat embossed images. While you are blending the ink onto the white cardstock, you can go right over the top of the snowflakes. The heat embossed images “resist” the ink; hence the term emboss resist. The ink will go into all the white cardstock areas in and around the snowflakes. It’s super cool and one my favorite techniques!

For these cards, I blended a bit of Azure Afternoon ink all over the white cardstock with the embossed images. Be sure to watch the video below to see this technique in action!

Multi-Color Technique

Another fun way to use the emboss resist technique is simply to blend in multiple colors! I decided to go with some non-traditional colors for these cards: Azure Afternoon, Fresh Freesia and Pool Party. Emboss a variety of different snowflakes across the white cardstock using white embossing powder. If you are not sure how to heat emboss, the video will be super helpful!

Notice how the layout of these two cards is the same as the first two. I love to use card designs over and over again with different colors to create a whole new look! Plus, snowflakes are my favorite type of stamp set to play with! For more fun ways to use the Sparkling Snowflakes Bundle, check out my latest post HERE.

Tutorial & Supplies

Now you have two different ways you can use the emboss resist technique in your card making. For a complete list of supplies and the step-by-step instructions for completing these cards, feel free to download the printable tutorial.

I hope you enjoyed these card ideas and will give this technique a try! Be sure to watch the video to see the technique in action. Have a fun and creative day my friends! ~ Lynn

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