Embossing Resist Tutorial

Embossing Resist

by Beate Johns

copied from Splitcoaststampers
Emboss images on light colored card stock, then apply darker ink to make them "pop".


    • Embossing ink
    • Clear embossing powder
    • Embossing Buddy
    • Heat tool
    • Powder tray, or paper to catch embossing powder
    • Stamps (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Season of Change used here)
    • Light colored cardstock
    • Waterbased Dye Ink darker then your cardstock color ( Wild Honey, Tattered Rose and Peeled Paint Distress Inks used here)
    • Blending Tool,Sponge, Stipple brush or sponge brayer
    • Paper towel


    Step 1
    Rub Embossing Buddy over entire piece of cardstock

    Step 2
    Ink stamp with Embossing Ink and stamp on cardstock. 

  • Step 3
  • Pour embossing powder over stamped image, making sure everything's completely covered. 
  • Step 4
  • Tap excess powder off. Collect remaining powder in either the Powder tray or on a piece of scrap paper and pour it back into the container.
  • Step 5
  • Heat powder with heat tool until it melts into a shiny cover. Let cool. 
  • Step 6
  • Sponge ink over your cardstock. You can also use a stipple brush or the sponge brayer for this step.
  • Cover your entire piece of cardstock.
  • Step 7 (optional)
  • To add more depth to the stamped images, try adding more in the same color used for sponging.
  • Step 8
  • Use a paper towel or rag to buff ink off embossed images. The embossed images will resist the sponged ink.
  • Step 9
  • Finish your card.
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