Blended Emboss Resist

by Jess Francisco

Blend inks over an embossed background for a beautiful resist. Tutorial courtesy of our friends at Ranger Ink!



  1. Step 1

    Prepare a white cardstock panel for your project. Treat the trimmed piece of cardstock with anti-static powder. If there is a lot of excess powder on the cardstock, tap the excess off or gently blow it off the cardstock.

  2. Step 2

    Ink up the background stamp with clear embossing ink. Cover more area than you think you'll need so there aren't any missing spots on your stamped background. Place your treated cardstock face down on the background stamp and smooth it gently with your hands or a brayer. Remove the background from the stamp carefully, trying not to touch the stamped areas.

  3. Step 3

    Pour detail white embossing powder on your inked background. Tap off the excess powder so the powder only remains on the inked areas. Melt the powder with your heat tool.

  4. Step 4

    Use blendable inks to apply color to your heat embossed background. Apply the ink with your blending tools. Move the blending tool in a circular motion with light pressure. For best results, start your blending just off the edge of the cardstock and move on to the cardstock as you blend.

  5. Step 5

    Use a clean cloth or paper towel to gently 'buff' off any ink sitting on top of your embossed image and reveal bright white outlines.

  6. Step 6

    Embellish the card as desired. For the sample, black cardstock with was treated wtih anti-static powder and stamped with embossing ink. The sentiments were embossed with detail white powder, then trimmed and attached to the card with foam tape.

  7. Step 7

    Attach the heat embossed background to a white A2 sized card base to complete the project.


Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Blended Emboss Resist. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

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