11 July 2016

VIDEO | Emboss Resist with Distress Inks

Hello there, today I have two cards to share using the emboss resist technique with Distress Inks. This is one of my favourite ways to make simple backgrounds and I think the cards I have made today make great simple male birthday cards.

I started off with two piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock (this works really well with blending Distress Inks and it can take a bit of water without warping so I really loved using it). I stamped the MFT Transparent Triangle Background stamp on to it using Versmark ink. I then coated the cardstock with WOW! Clear Matte Dull Embossing Powder and heat set it.

I then applied the embossing powders using an ink blending tool. I used Twisted Citron, Cracked Pistachio and Peacock Feathers on the first panel and Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers and Blueprint Sketch on the second. I love how when you add the ink over the embossing powder it resists it and you can see the great pattern. For some added interest (since the cards are so simple), I spritzed some water over it using the Distress Sprayer.

I then ran the pieces through my Cuttlebug using the largest of the SSS Stitched Rectangle dies. I then ran it through a second time with the MFT Happy Birthday To You die. I was careful to keep the insides of the letters so that I could pop them back in later. The panels were adhered to black A2 card bases using foam tape. I then added in the insides of the letters. I thought about adding enamel dots to the cards but I liked them clean and simple, so I left them as that! :)


Here is the video showing how I made them:


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I am really glad to have another couple of male birthday cards to add to my box. Thank you so much for visiting me today, I really appreciate it. I hope you have a great day!


  1. Fabulous cards! Love that die and your colour combinations. xxx

  2. Perfect masculine cards, Michelle! Thanks for the video, too.


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