Technique Time: Emboss Resist with Day of Gratitude


This week's technique, Emboss Resist, enables you to get a wide variety of looks with some basic heat embossing, sponges and classic ink.

Stampin' Up Supply List

  • Stamps: Day of Gratitude (W120835/C121148)
  • Ink: Rich Razzleberry (115658), Pumpkin Pie (105216), Versamark (102283)
  • Paper: Very Vanilla Cardstock (101650), Rich Razzleberry (115316)
  • Accessories: Antique Brads (117273), Rich Razzleberry 1/8 Taffeta Ribbon (119259), Stampin Sponges (101610), Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint (116806), Gold Embossing Powder (109129), SNAIL (104332), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)
  • Tools: Big Shot Die Cutting System (113439), Petals a Plenty Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (116824), Heat Tool(100005), Paper Snips (103579), Paper Piercer (161631)
  • Other: Spray Bottle, Rubbing Alcohol


Cardstock Dimensions for this Project

  • Rich Razzleberry
    • Card Base: 4.25 x 4.25
    • Embossed Piece: 2.75 x 4.25
  • Very Vanilla
    • Piece for embossing

Technique Directions

  1. Emboss medallion image from Day of Gratitude with Gold Embossing Powder on Very Vanilla cardstock.
  2. Sponge Rich Razzleberry classic around the edge, and Pumpkin Pie in the centre of the image.
  3. Take a Kleenex to wipe any extra ink off embossed detail.

Bonus Techniques – Shimmer Paint Spray

  1. Place rubbing alcohol in a small spray bottle.
  2. Add 5-6 drops of Shimmer Paint and shake well.
  3. Spray embossed panel with shimmer paint mixture.

Finishing Touches

  1. Take card base and fold in half.
  2. On bottom right corner stamp greeting as shown in Rich Razzleberry.
  3. Run 2.75 x 4.25 Rich Razzleberry panel through Big Shot with Petals A Plenty Embossing Folder. Spray with shimmer paint mixture and set aside to dry.
  4. Cut out emboss resist medallion with paper snips and set antique brad in the middle.
  5. Attach embossed piece to the card base with SNAIL.
  6. Affix Rich Razzleberry ribbon along the seam under the embossed piece with SNAIL, cut off edges so they are square with the edge.
  7. Attach medallion with Stampin' Dimensionals as shown.

Emboss resist offers you the ability to create dramatically different looks depending on the embossing powder and ink you use. With a different color combination, this stamp set can easily be used for multiple seasons.

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  1. Connie LaCroix says:

    I just love this card.   Thank you for taking hte time and providing the details on the dimensions.  You put so much work into this.  Thanks!

  2. Christina Grenier says:

    Love, love, love this card.  Thanks for the great idea.  

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