Emboss Resist Technique made easy!

Posted by on January 15, 2015 in Featured, Greeting Cards, Tutorial, video | 12 comments

The Emboss Resist technique is SO easy with the new “Irresistibly Yours” Specialty Designer Series Paper that you can earn for free during Sale-a-bration!  The traditional way of using the Emboss Resist Technique is:

  1. Stamp your image in versamark
  2. Emboss with Clear or White Embossing Powder
  3. Stamp and/or sponge ink on top of embossed images
  4. Wipe off excess ink with tissue


The new “Irresistibly Yours” paper takes care of steps 1 and 2 for you so you can go straight to stamping and sponging 🙂


Emboss Resist technique


The “Irresistibly Yours” paper has 6 different designs (polka dots, stars, stripes, scallops, leaves and flowers) and you get 12 sheets (2 of each design) that are 12 x 12.  The paper is white with glossy white patterns that are revealed when you add color.  I like to use Stampin’ Sponges to add ink but you can also use the Brayer or a spritzer.

Here are the supplies for the above sample:

  • StampsFlower Patch, Apothecary Accents
  • Ink:  Pumpkin Pie, Cherry Cobbler, So Saffron
  • Paper:  Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Irresistibly Yours Specialty Paper, Gold Foil paper
  • Accessories:  Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding, Butterflies Thinlits Dies, Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlits Dies, Dimensionals, Stampin’ Sponges


Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

You can also watch a video tutorial for this card on my Keenan Kreations YouTube channel:

The Emboss Resist Technique is very easy, a lot of fun and a little addicting!  Once you start, you can’t wait to try out different stamps (bold images work best) and color combinations.  When choosing color, I like to stamp with a dark color or two and sponge the background in a lighter shade.  Here are some other cards using different variations:


Emboss Resist Technique

  • Stamps:  Flower Patch, Papillon Potpourri, Simply Wonderful
  • Ink:  Strawberry Slush, Pink Pirouette
  • Paper:  Strawberry Slush, Whisper White, Irresistibly Yours Paper
  • Accessories:  1-3/4″ Circle Punch, Circle Framelits, White Satin Ribbon, Dimensionals, Bitty Butterly Punch, Stampin’ Sponges


sab card leaves 1a

  • Stamps:  Label Love, Crazy About You
  • Ink:  Garden Green, Pistachio Pudding
  • Paper:  Garden Green, Whisper White, Irresistibly Yours Paper
  • Accessories:  Artisan Label Punch, White Satin Ribbon, Dimensionals, Stamping Sponges


sab card balloons 1

  •  Stamps:  Celebrate Today
  • Ink:  Pacific Point, Marina Mist, Soft Sky
  • Paper:  Whisper White, Irresistibly Yours Paper
  • Accessories: Silver Taffeta Ribbon, Dimensionals, Banner Framelits


You can view the Sale-a-bration brochure and new Occasions catalog online by clicking the links in the right sidebar —->  You can earn 1 free product from the Sale-a-bration promotion for every $50 in product ordered!  You can shop at my online store or contact me and I can place your order for you.

I hope you enjoyed todays projects!  Please leave me a comment below and let me know which one of these cards using the Emboss Resist Technique you like best 🙂




  1. Brenda, these are awesome…great technique using the SAB selection! I LOVE the balloons!! I can see many color possibilities there.

    • Thanks Barbara! I think I like the balloons the best too 🙂

  2. i love all of them! Especially the one with the cherry cobbler ribbon! I’m going to CASE it!

    • Thanks Brittany! I just mailed you out some goodies for having the top sales last quarter 😀 Congratulations!!!

  3. Thank you for so many different ways to use this DSP. I especially like the one on the video, but like them all.

    • Thank you Barbara 🙂 They are very fun and a little addicting!

  4. Loved the one with the green leaves, but also liked the balloon one as well.

    • Thank you Cindy! I’m making some more of the green one and adding a gold butterfly die-cut with the new Butterflies Framelits 🙂

  5. I love these cards! I was telling my sister about how you did these and she asked if you could ink the background color first and then stamp the darker color. In your experience, would that work? It might save the Cherry Cobbler ink from smudging.

    • Hi Joyce! We (my downline and I) actually talked about sponging the background first and then stamping the images. I think the problem is that when you stamp the images, ink is left on top of the embossed parts and won’t dry. You have to clean that ink off by carefully wiping (and not smearing) that excess ink with a tissue or paper towel. I like the sponging after as it helps to further clean off the embossed parts and blends any slight smudges too. Let me know if you try sponging first and how it works 🙂

  6. I just finished watching your video…..love the idea of stamping over the embossed designer paper. I also want to thank you for the tip on touching up a missed spot on a stamped image. I actually finished a card yesterday and had a tiny spot of white left on a real red heart. I tried you method and it worked perfectly. Thank you!

    • Thank you Linda! We use the Blender Pen a lot at classes for touch ups 🙂

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