Fall card using Emboss Resist technique

Posted by on August 31, 2014 in fall, Featured, Greeting Cards, Heat Embossing, video | 12 comments

The Emboss Resist technique  works beautifully with this Fall card using the new Seasonally Scattered stamp set from Stampin’ Up!  It’s a very fun technique and my customers loved the results at class last week.

embossed seasonally scattered 4a

  • Stamps:  Seasonally Scattered, Choose Happiness, Hardwood
  • Ink:  Versamark, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Rich Razzleberry
  • Paper:  Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
  • Accessories:  Embossing Buddy, White Embossing Powder, Dimensionals, Sponge Daubers


I love the hardwood stamp and it provides a great background for this fall card.  The little banners are stamped in the same color ink as the cardstock with a stamp from the Choose Happiness set.  That image can be die-cut with the Banners Framelits but it’s also a very easy one to trim with scissors.  The little points are slightly curled (I used my fingers but a Bone Folder would work too – I just couldn’t find mine!

The “thanks” image from the Seasonally Scatter stamp set is stamped in Versamark on Whisper White cardstock and embossed with White Embossing Powder.  You could also use Clear Embossing powder for a similar look.  Whenever you’re embossing, be sure to use the Embossing Buddy – just rub it across your fingertips to remove the oil that can transfer the to cardstock and also across the cardstock before stamping and embossing.

Sponge Daubers work great to add the different color inks over the embossed image, just remember to go in a soft, circular motion.  Keep repeating till you get the look that you like.  The Emboss Resist technique is definitely a “wow!” technique and pretty easy too 🙂

Here’s a slightly different version of this Fall card:


Fall card with Emboss Resist technique


At a class last week, one of my customers has a smudge on her card and we were trying to figure how to cover it up.  We decided to stamp the leaves from the Fall Fest stamp set (we were using that set to stamp the inside of the card and the envelopes) to stamp a pattern in the background of the greeting.  Each of the leaves were stamped in the same color ink as was sponged.  Meaning, the green leaf was stamped where the Old Olive was sponged, the orange leaf was stamped on top of the Pumpkin Pie, and so on…

After stamping the leaves, you have to wipe off the excess ink with a tissue.  Even though the embossed image will resist the ink, some of the ink will sit there and need to be wiped off.

You can watch a video tutorial for this project:


Please leave me a comment below and let me know which version of the Emboss Resist Fall card you prefer 🙂


  1. This is a great card. Thanks for sharing your techniques!

    I love the fact that you’ve shared the second version, and gave us an idea for how to handle a mistake!

    • Thanks Teresa! Hope you are doing well 🙂 Did you receive the Holiday Catalog in the mail?

  2. This is beautiful!!! Thank you for sharing,

    • Thank you Liz 🙂

  3. There are no mistakes…..only opportunity for creativity!! Love both cards!

    • Love that!

  4. I love the colors you used in this card. Thanks for sharing the technique you used. I cannot wait to try this.

    • Thank you Brenda! Glad you like this card 🙂 It’s a very fun technique but may take a little practice to get the look you like. Just remember to sponge in a “soft, circular motion” and it’s better to have too little ink than too much – you can always add more ink but you can never take it away 😉

  5. Hi Brenda,

    Love the second version the best although both are beautiful. Your colors on the inside of the card look brighter than mine.
    Any suggestions.? You explained each step very well. Thank you for that and for the card.

    • Can you post of picture of your inside? Not sure why the colors wouldn’t be bright unless maybe you need to re-ink your pads?

  6. Did you emboss the word “Thanks” or just the surrounding decoration? If so, how do you just emboss the surround?

    • Hi Julie, That stamp has the word and decorations as one stamp. When you stamp it, the word is actually the open part of the image and shows up once you start sponging. Hope that makes sense!

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