Let me show you why you want to try emboss resist stamping! If you’ve never tried this technique you’ll be amazed how easy it is. And how beautiful the results!

Plus amp up the personality with a dry embossed white background for maximum WOW!

See my top six tips below to make this pretty design with this cool technique.

Why You Want to Try Emboss Resist Stamping
What a happy hello card to make with the Irresistable Blooms stamps

It’s a simple design but it’s really the emboss resist technique that steals the limelight.

In this one, I used Berry Burst for the main colour in and around the flower. The darker middle section is a little bit of Cherry Cobbler.

What is Emboss Resist Stamping?

Emboss resist stamping is a technique that’s been around for quite awhile in the rubber stamping world. Basically what you do is create a raised surface image (either white or clear but I prefer white) and then rub a colour right over top.

The plastic finish of the heat embossing “resists” taking on the colour of the ink so you’re left with a beautiful white image. Be sure to see the crucial tip down below. to get the white its whitest!

Almost every colour looks fabulous when swirled over the white embossing. Neutrals for sympathy or masculine cards. Pastels and soft colours when expressing sympathy or bold brights like you see here.

Here are all the measurements, supplies and steps to make this design at home today.

Why You Want to Try Emboss Resist Stamping

Here are a few of my top TIPS for mastering this technique:

Jo’s Top Emboss Resist Technique Tips

1.Make sure your embossed image is completely melted.

Tilt your card in different directions to make sure it’s shiny everywhere. If there are any dull sections, give them another shot with the heat tool to melt them BEFORE you start applying the colour.

2.Use either a blending brush or a sponge dauber to add your colour.

Either of these tools will pick up enough ink to add a good amount of colour. And they’re soft enough to give subtle but complete coverage without streaks.

3. Tap off your colour onto a scrap piece of paper.

This is in my opinion THE most important step. When you miss it you’ll likely get a harsh spot of colour when you first touch your cardstock which you might not be able to blend out.

Why You Want to Try Emboss Resist Stamping
4. Start off the edge if you can.

Make sure your stamped piece of cardstock is set on a scrap piece of paper. Starting on the scrap paper right beside the cardstock, use a circular motion with the brush or dauber, Then move onto the image gradually.

5.Take charge of your tool!

Use a deliberate, firm touch when you’re swirling on the colour. If you’re too tentative, you will likely have gaps in your colour coverage and you won’t be happy with it.

6. Use a tissue to wipe the embossed image.

Once you’re done with your colouring, take a clean tissue and wipe off the ink that will collect on top of the plasticized surface (anywhere the embossing is). You’ll be rewarded with a much brighter white that will look stunning against the colour(s) your chose.

For another emboss resist idea, try this quick and easy emboss resist stamp technique with a photo tutorial (which happens to also be one of my highest viewed blog posts).

Try It in Different Colours

We made this card at a recent card class and the ladies picked the colour they wanted. We had some pretty Daffodil Delight and Azure Afternoon flowers as well as this Berry Burst version.

If you’d like to make this just like mine, make a little click here to see all the supplies I used that you can pin, print or order from!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. Please leave me a comment to let me know if you’ve already tried the emboss resist technique and what challenges you might have had with it!

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Are you starting to get a feel for why you want to try emboss resist stamping – it’s a way to add a bit of polish into your paper crafting toolkit I think you’ll love!