You will LOVE this To a Wild Rose embossed resist stamping background card in one of my favourite colour combos, Daffodil Delight and Pear Pizzazz. While there are a couple steps to make this awesome card, they’re super easy. So easy in fact, you might want to get your sponging fingers revved up to make up dozens of backgrounds all at once with my step by step instructions below.
What do you think?
This simple embossed resist stamping background truly creates stunning cards. You might remember I featured this technique a couple weeks ago with the now retired Marbled background. It has been my most Pinned project EVER!
But today I wanted to show you how you can create your own background with the exact same technique. Talk about adding versatility to your paper crafting!
Once you have your backgrounds all made, a simple focal point label like the one in the Wild Rose dies, is all you need. The lovely greeting fits snugly in this die which is part of the To a Wild Rose bundle.
Bundle It Up!
Bundles are a surefire way to get maximum versatility from your supplies. Not only do they make your creative process easier with shapes to perfectly outline stamped images, they’re packed with fun elements and must-have builder pieces like the beautiful label I’ve used for the greeting.
Plus you get to save some moola since they are 10% off! See all the current bundles here.
OK, let me give you the measurements and steps to make an embossed resist stamping background at home.
Cuttin’ It Up!
- Pear Pizzazz cardstock – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
- Whisper White cardstock – 4″ x 5 1/4″
- Daffodil Delight cardstock – piece at least 3″ x 4″
Let’s Make It
- Ink outline flower with Versamark and stamp randomly onto Whisper White panel re-inking each time. TIP: rotate stamp as you lay it down and stamp off the edge of your paper.
- Stamp open line leaf image with Versamark in open places between the flowers.
- Sprinkle with white embossing powder and heat set. Let cool.
- Tap sponge dauber into Daffodil Delight stamp pad and swirl directly onto centre of flower, gradually swirling outside the flower petals. TIP: use less pressure as you move to the outside of the flower.
- Dab a different sponge dauber into Crushed Curry stamp pad and create darker centres fort he flowers also using a circular colouring motion.
- Tap a different sponge dauber into Pear Pizzazz stamp pad and swirl colour on top of leaves in the same manner as for the flowers. TIP: try to cover up most of the white cardstock with very light applications of colour.
- Use a tissue to lightly swirl over embossed are to remove the colour that will not be absorbed into the plastic coating. See the technique here.
Jo’s Papercrafting Pointers
- While this technique works well on other coloured cardstocks, I find white reveals the most intense results.
- I used Shimmery White here since it is just a little heavier weight than regular Whisper White. Plus I wanted that hint of a shine underneath.
- I keep a separate coloured sponge dauber for each stamp pad colour. I label each one with the colour name on a small self adhesive file label so I don’t mix them up. This way I can be assured I have the exact colour match I am swirling onto my Whisper White cardstock.
Get your supplies to make this simple background with the To a Wild Rose stamps today!
Supply Time!To a Wild Rose Embossed Resist Stamping Background
Now It’s Up To You
I hope you love this technique as much as I do. It’s such a fave of mine, it’s what I also featured in this make’n take at my Open House last weekend, also with the To A Wild Rose stamps. But this time, I embossed one simple flower in black for a bold contrast.
See how it gives a different feel from the white overall background?
Where will you start first? With a background stamp that does the work for you like in the Marbled card?
Or by creating your own background like I did with the rose and leaves?
Perhaps the single image like the black and pink?
Whichever style appeals to you the most, give this technique a try today. Once you do, I know you’ll be hooked. Then you’ll be pumping out cards like this To a Wild Rose embossed resist stamping background for all your summer greetings.