Puzzle Piece Resist

by Beate Johns

Combine die cutting and embossing resist to create unique backgrounds. Technique courtesy of Jennifer McGuire


  • Dies, Spellbinders Hearts One dies used here

  • Background Stamp, Simon Says Stamp Very Special used here

  • Colored dye ink, London Fog and Lady Bug Memento Inks used here

  • Blending tools or sponges

  • Embossing ink

  • Clear Embossing powder

  • Heat gun


  1. Step 1

    Stamp background stamp on white cardstock in embossing ink.

  2. Step 2

    Pour clear embossing powder over the image and tap off access powder.

  3. Step 3

    Heat emboss the powder until it is melted.

  4. If you use a thing background stamp, repeat steps until your entire cardstock piece is embossed.

  5. Step 4

    Place your dies on your embossed background. Adhere with repositionable adhesive.

  6. Step 5

    Cut and emboss your shapes out of your embossed background.

  7. Step 6

    Carefully remove the adhesive and your die cut shapes. Sponge your background with one of your colored inks.

  8. Step 7

    Sponge over your die cut shapes with another ink color.

    You can leave the die on to keep a white rim around your image, or you can take it off and sponge the entire shape.

  9. Step 8

    Adhere your background to your card base.

  10. Step 9

    Add adhesive to the back of your die cut shapes and adhere them back into place on the background.

  11. Step 10

    Finish your card.


Your Turn

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

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Questions and Comments

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Can not wait to try this. Beate, you made it so easy to understand. Thank you.
Dilly B.  |  Mon Mar 4, 2013 at 3:07 PM

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