Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Tutorial - Embossing Resist Stamping

This ia a quick and simple stamping technique tutorial featured in the April issue of SNR
This is an easy technique that anyone can try with fabulous results regardless of your stamping experience. This technique can be used with background stamps or image stamps. It's also a great way to make your sentiments pop right off your cards or projects.

Here's what you need to get started

Supply list
Clear embossing powder
Clear embossing ink
Distress ink
Blending tool
Heating tool
Craft mat

Step one: Using clear embossing ink stamp your image onto your tag, ATC or LO.

Step two: Cover your stamped image with clear embossing powder, dust off excess powder and heat with your heating tool. For this exmple I used Rangers Super fine detail embossing powder.

Step Three: Once your embossed image has cooled, using distress ink and your blending tool, ink the area over and around your stamped image. Once you start inking the paper the embossed image will pop. The clear embossing powder resists the ink so the colour of the paper underneath the embossed image will shine through.

For my tutorial I used the super fine detail embossing powder but for a more distressed looking stamped image you could use clear UTEE as I did in this example.
Notice how much more distorted the image is. This is a very simple but visually effective technique that can be used to create gorgeous backgrouds for tags, ATC's, cards and even scrapbooking layouts. I've made several layout backgrounds using this technique on plain white cardstock with distressed inks with gorgeous results. You can also achieve the same gorgeous results using glimmer mists instead of the distress inks.


  1. This is beautiful~Thanks for sharing.

  2. Looks gorgeous! I'm so excited because I have this same exact stamp. I hope this works with the distress embossing ink, because that's what I have.

  3. I hate to tittle tattle but I'm afraid someone has entered one of your pics into a competition. http://www.cardmakingandpapercraft.com/challenge/quick-cards-distress-ink-challenge You arent the only person, 2 of her other cards can be found on other blogs & galleries and I suspect the 4th will turn out to be as well. The lady who first found her photo had been put there has contacted the magazine to ask them to remove it.