Technique Time: Emboss Resist with Pastels

Emboss Resist is an easy wow technique. This week we are going to mix it up by using pastels and gold embossing powder!

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Cardstock Dimensions for this Project

  • Perfect Plum
    • 5.5 x 8.5 for card base
    • 4.25 x 5.25 for Big Shot oval
  • Baja Breeze
    • 4 x 5.25 for embossed mat
  • Very Vanilla
    • Scrap for Big Shot butterfly


Technique Directions

  1. Stamp image as desired on cardstock in Versamark.
  2. Cover with embossing powder of your choice and heat set.
  3. Using pastels gently sponge overtop of the image. Use lots of colors for a multi-toned effect.
  4. If any pastels stick to your embossed image you can easily remove with tissue.


Finishing Touches

  1. Cut and fold card base in half.
  2. Run Baja Breeze piece through Big Shot with the Tulip Frame Embossing Folder.
  3. Cut butterfly out of Very Vanilla, and oval out of Perfect Plum using Big Shot.
  4. Stamp branch image on butterfly in Versamark, and greeting on oval in Versamark. Cover with gold embossing powder, tap off the excess and heat set.
  5. Using pastels, execute emboss resist on the butterfly as per above technique directions.
  6. Attach tulip frame piece to cardstock using SNAIL.
  7. Attach oval to card base using Stampin' Dimensionals.
  8. Take butterfly and gently curl up wings and then attach to card with Stampin' Dimensionals.


Try out emboss resist on your next project with either pastels or ink to create a one of a kind look.

To stock up on different embossing tools including embossing powder, Versamark and the heat tool, you can shop in my online store 24/7!


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