Emboss resist technique

Emboss resist is one of my favourite techniques when I am looking for something different. As I was designing this card, P!nk’s Perfect was going through my mind. I’ve been really paying attention to lyrics lately, and this song struck a chord. My motto for creating has always been ‘there’s no wrong in art’. It might not look perfect. It not be the way we intended, and it could very well have been messy getting there, or messy under all the layers, but it’s still pretty perfect, and is unique, just like every person.

The end result of the emboss resist technique is stunning, and you can use any colour for the top layer. change up the look by changing inks, cardstock and patterned papers. You’re limited only by your imagination.

For this card, I used Stampin’ Up!’s Gorgeously Made stamp set. The solid image lends itself nicely to this technique. More detailed images don’t work quite as well.

The front of the card base can be dry embossed, covered with patterned paper or a coordinating cardstock, or stamped. I chose to keep it simple for this card so the image takes centre stage. Sentiments are stunning with this technique, too.

Click the tutorial on the right to download.

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Emboss resist card featuring Gorgeously Made stamp set by Stampin' Up!
PDF tutorial for the emboss resist card

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