What a gorgeous card – well THREE cards really – I have for you today with a quick and easy emboss stamp technique. Now you might be thinking quick and easy can sometimes mean dull and boring, right?
Well, I’m not a big fan of dull and boring, so…
The star of this card is the Marbled background stamp which is retiring in a few weeks 😢. It is such a lovely background I just had to showcase it for you. (you can see another foil-like embossed background here and I’ve got one more technique coming next week too!)
This one is dressed up for mom with the lovely greeting from the Strong and Resilient stamp set from the Occasions catalogue. And the butterfly? He’s just one of the designs from the Butterfly Gala bundle, still available for only a couple weeks more at 10% off.
But I couldn’t stop at only one for mom. Dad deserves one too doesn’t he?
I want you to see the blending of colours so here’s a close-up of my Mother’s Day beauty. See how the colours swirl together for a stunning combination. This is Flirty Flamingo, Daffodil Delight and Calypso Coral. See my how-to’s below.
Cuttin’ It Up
- Flirty Flamingo cardstock – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″
- Whisper White – 1 piece 3 3/4″ x 5″, 1 piece 1″ x 5 1/4″ and 1 piece 4″ x 5 1/4″
- Calypso Coral cardstock – scrap
- All My Love Flirty Flamingo ribbon – about 10″
OK, let’s see how to make one just like it. I’ve got lots of Jo-TIPS and some photos to help you along the way.
Quick and Easy Emboss Resist Stamp Technique
1.Ink your Marbled stamp with Versamark ink. Carefully lay your 3 3/4″ x 5″ piece of Whisper White on top. TIP: Place a piece of scratch bond paper on top of both and press all around. Remove bond paper and carefully pick up embossed piece.
2. Sprinkle entire piece with white embossing powder and heat with heat tool. TIP: use a pair of tweezers to hold paper on the side to avoid removing any embossing powder or burning your fingers.
3. Insert finger into end of sponge dauber and dab into lightest colour of ink. Swirl onto embossed cardstock randomly. TIP: use a LIGHT circular motion and go over a section more than once to get a bit more intense colour.
4. Select your next lightest colour and swirl colour on randomly, overlapping the first colour. TIP: Use a new dauber reserved JUST for the colour you are using! (so I used 3 daubers for this card). Repeat with last colour, making sure all colours blend one into another.
5. Use a tissue and lightly rub over entire piece to pick up ink that won’t adhere (or sink into) the shiny white. TIP: Be careful picking up your piece before you wipe it off as the ink will transfer to your fingers.
6. Glue larger Whisper White panel to front of folded card. Adhere marbled background on top. Stamp greeting in Flirty Flamingo with Stamparatus for perfect placement. (See my video here for the how to) and glue to front bottom.
7. Stamp butterflies also in Versamark and sprinkle with white embossing powder. Heat. Punch out with Butterfly Duet punch. Attach dimensional and position to left or right of greeting.
8. Tie small bow and attach to left or right of greeting with a glue dot.
Don’t forget about the inside! Let’s take a peek at the Dad one to see how I fancied up the inside.
Now how much FUN are those little fishies?
Make Your Own Emboss Resist Stamp Technique
Just about any background stamp will work for this technique but the Marbled background really is stunning. You can use clear embossing powder too, but I have found white embossing powder to give the best results with some nice bright colours.
Need anything to make these at home yourself? A simple little click on any of the images below will take you to my 24-7 online store where you can order whatever you need.Emboss Resist Stamp Technique
At my last Koffee and a Kard class, we played with this technique too. We switched up the greeting and the butterfly colours for a slightly different look.
Thanks for taking a peek today at this fun…and really fast way to add extra life to your background stamps. Not dull and boring right? 🤪
You will NOT go wrong when you pick up this lovely Marbled background. In fact, I’ve got one more design to show you how pretty it is next week.
Until then, why not pull out your supplies and get playing with this quick and easy emboss resist stamp technique in your own craft room?