Emboss Resist Technique for Cards, Tags, & Scrapbook Pages


This is a fun technique that makes a great background for cards, tags, and scrapbooks. You can use just about any stamp or color of ink you have for the technique. I used Ranger Distress Inks, Inkadinkado’s Utopiary Stamps (the big tree), and Tim Holtz Urban Tapestry Stamp Set (background splotches). The most important of all is Clear Embossing Ink and Clear Embossing Powder. Other miscellaneous items that I used were a heat tool, a foam ink blending tool, and then to finish this project as a card, I used a birthday stamp to make a tag, 2 leaves, and a piece of twine for the bow.



Grunge Circle Card

Here’s another card that you can make with no special supplies. You don’t even need a circle punch if you have the patience to trace around a nickel or a quarter 18 times and cut them out 🙂

Otherwise, what I used for this card was Ranger Distress Ink and flowers with a brad. That’s it!

Tim Holtz Texture Fades Birthday Card

Maybe I should have called this the “Brick Wall Birthday Card” lol. Somehow that doesn’t give the impression I wanted 🙂

I used Tim Holtz’ Bricked Embossing Folder to make this wonderful design. I love, love, love the Texture Fades embossing folders! They make such a nice deep image on paper. Before I embossed the paper, I stamped it. It’s too hard to stamp the image afterward because of all the ridges and valleys, so doing it before adds a unique touch!

You can follow along below for step-by-step instructions:

Valentine Love Card

I used a masking technique for this card — one I came up with in a hurry, so if you have any suggestions how to do it better, let me know 🙂 I am a new masker lol

This card is embellished with mini brushed gold heart brads and Ranger Stickles glitter glue. All of the stamping was done with Ranger Distress Inks, which lend a nice classic touch to the card.

Playing with ink and water!

This week I was playing around with my Ranger Inks and a watercolor pencil. I wan’t sure exactly what would become of it, but it didn’t come out too terribly 🙂

I stamped my trees with brushed corduroy distress ink, then used a green watercolor pencil for the grass. After brushing out the colors a bit with water, I added a little bit of fired brick distress ink on my trees also.

Next, I dried the images and cut them out, then inked the edges of each square with the brushed corduroy. It was a fun experiment! You can see the details below in the video 🙂