Emboss Resist – Floral Birthday

I’ve used the emboss resist technique many times in the past, but I saw a new (to me) way to use the emboss resist technique yesterday. Sara Douglass, the CEO of Stampin’ Up!® demonstrated using an emboss resist technique over designer series paper (DSP) during a Facebook Live video. It looked so cool, I just had to give it a try!

Mel's Card Corner | Emboss Resist Over DSP

For this card, I started by cutting a piece of the Sale-a-Bration Inside the Lines DSP to 3.75 x 3.75″. I went over the square with a heavy coating of my Embossing Buddy then stamped over the DSP using the Brushstrokes background stamp with VersaMark ink. I then heat embossed it using clear embossing powder.

After the embossing cooled down a little, I used a sponge dauber to apply some So Saffron ink in the middle of the square. I then used another sponge dauber to apply some Calypso Coral around the outer edges. I then went back and added some more So Saffron where the colors met to blend them together a bit more. Once you have them nicely blended, rub across the embossing with a dry cloth or paper towel to remove any excess ink.

Mel's Card Corner | Emboss Resist Over DSP

For an extra bit of color and stability, I decided to mat the DSP layer. I then cut a 3-7/8″ square mat from Calypso Coral cardstock and adhered the DSP panel to it using some Snail adhesive.

I created an A2 top-folding card from some So Saffron cardstock. I stamped the small happy birthday sentiment from the Big on Birthdays stamp set near the bottom of the card using Basic Black ink. I adhered the matted DSP panel to the card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals. I added a Calypso Coral enamel shape on either side of the sentiment and that completed the card.

This card was super quick and easy to make, yet it still makes a statement due to the beautiful emboss resist technique. I’ll actually be sharing another card tomorrow which also uses this technique, but on a brightly colored DSP instead. Thanks for sharing this wonderful technique with us yesterday, Sara!

Until next time …

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