Want to add some dash with heat embossing on handmade cards? Use the emboss resist technique on a large greeting on top of a detailed die cut design!

Isn’t this card a great way to send congratulations to someone you love?

Heat Embossing on Handmade Cards
Add a pop of white to your cards with the emboss resist technique

The Two Tone Flora die in the background is all you need for a fabulous card! Layer it on a folded Basic White card base and you’re almost done!

But you’ll want my tips I discovered as I was die cutting mine. Check them out below.

Heat Embossing on Handmade Cards

To emboss resist your greeting, first stamp it in Versamark onto a piece of Basic White. Sprinkle it with white embossing powder and heat it up. Then add Flirty Flamingo ink on top of it with a blending brush. You can see how to do this in this YouTube short!

Now grab some tips for the embossing folder.

Tips for the Two Tone Flora Die

As I was cutting my die, I had to do a couple things so I thought I would share them with you.

First be sure your paper is big enough. You’ll need a piece that’s 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ minimum. You could even make it a tiny bit bigger if you like. That’s what I did and then cut it down to fit on the front of my card base.

Next you’ll need to run the die through your die cut machine a few times. Here’s what I did. I ran it cutting side down through and back and through and back. Then I turned my two clear plates with the die still in it over so now the cutting part was facing up. And I ran it through two times. That seemed to work for me.

Normally I would definitely say to add an adhesive sheet to the back of this die as it’s so intricate. But for this one, I found it made the paper that much thicker and more difficult to run through. So I added dabs of liquid glue to the back to adhere mine. Try it with your own machine and see if it works.

Lastly, a die brush is a must-have here. There are so many little pieces that need to come out. And even with the die brush tip on my Take Your Pick Tool, I needed to poke out a few resistant pieces.

One Last Crucial Tip

This die IS finicky. If you have an older die cutting machine, you may need to play around with a paper shim or two to get the die to cut all the way through. I probably wouldn’t make 100 of these cards. They’re reserved for really special events – and people!

Although it can be time consuming, but the effect is certainly worth it, don’t you agree?

Take a closer look so you can see how pretty it is…it makes you want to reach out and touch!

Heat Embossing on Handmade Cards
See how these stamped, embossed and die cut elements create a stunning card

To make this card just like mine, just click here to pin, print or order it and have it ship directly to your home. I really appreciate you choosing me as your Canadian Stampin’ Up! demonstrator.

What would you like to see on the blog?

I’m curious what types of card designs you’d like to see coming up on the blog? Be sure to leave me a comment and I’ll do my best to sprinkle them in for the upcoming weeks.

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I love to add heat embossing on handmade cards – and when you try the emboss resist technique with a gorgeous die like the Two Tone Flora, your designs will just pop right off the card!