Happy Holidays Emboss Resist Technique Greeting Card

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It might be a bit early for some of you, but I have a Christmas card that I want to share with you.

Today I am sharing a card that uses the Resist technique to create my own background pattern.  All the supplies I used are listed and linked to the online shop at the bottom of this post.  Clicking on any highlighted word with take you to that product.



On a piece of watercolour card trimmed to 11cm x 14cm and used Distress inks to lightly add some colour.  I used Picked Raspberry, Festive Berries and Spun Sugar.



Using my heat gun to completely dry the Distress ink.  I inked one of the sentiments from the Comfort & Joy stamp set with Versamark and stamped this at an angle.  Repeating this until the whole piece was covered, and sprinkled on some Clear Embossing Powder.  Tapping off the excess and heat setting the embossing powder with my heat gun. When it had cooled, I added more Distress ink over the clear embossed words.  I added more Picked Raspberry over the Picked Raspberry.  More Festive Berries over the original Festive Berries, and the same with the Spun Sugar.  I rubbed the background lightly with a paper towel to remove the ink from the embossed areas.


Bauble Elements

On a piece of Neenah cardstock I stamped the three baubles from the Retro Ornaments stamp set with Versamark, and embossed these with Satin Pearl White embossing powder.  Then diecut them with the co-ordinating dies.  To add some colour I used the ink that is already on my ink blending foam to lightly shade the ornaments and wiped off any ink from the embossed lines with a paper towel.


On a scrap of black cardstock, I stamped a sentiment from the Retro Ornaments stamp set with Yeti White pigment ink, covered this with Clear embossing powder and heat set.


Finishing The Card

Using the Avery Elle Pierced Banner die set, I die cut the Distressed inked embossed panel with the large die, and the sentiment with one of the banner dies. The baubles are adhered to the watercolour panel with foam tape to add some dimension.  To add the strings for the baubles I cut 3 lengths of Black Tie twine by Lawn Fawn.


The diecuts for the baubles cut out the loop at the top of the baubles so I threaded one end of the twine through this loop and used some Multi Medium Matte to glue them down.  Once this was dry I folded the other ends of the twine to the back of the panel and held these in place with washi tape.


I trimmed 2 strips of black glitter paper from the Glitzy Glitter pad and adhered the smaller strip to the right side of my card base.  (Made from Bazzill Marshmallow card).  I adhered the wider strip of glitter paper to the back of my watercolour panel, and adhered this to the card base with foam tape.  The black sentiment banner is adhered flat below the ornaments on the right hand side of the watercoloured panel.


The supplies I used to create this card are listed and linked below.


Comfort and Joy Stamp set

Retro Ornaments Stamp set and co-ordinating dies

Pierced Banner Die


Distress Ink Picked Raspberry, Festive Berries, Spun Sugar

Archival Jet Black Ink

Ink Blending Tool

Watercolour Card

Multi Medium Matte

AMERICAN CRAFTS Zing Clear Embossing Powder

HERO ARTS Satin Pearl White Embossing Powder



Yeti White Pigment Ink

Black Tie Twine

Acrylic Block

WRMK Glitzy Glitter Paper Pad

NEENAH White Card

BAZZILL Marshmallow Card

SIZZIX Big Shot Die Cutting Machine

Heat Gun




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