27 January 2018

VIDEO | Easy Emboss Resist with Distress Oxide Inks

Hello there, today I have a card to share using one of the new background stamps from CraftStash. They are all A6 in size so cover an A6 card perfectly (for those of you not living in the UK, A6 is our standard size card). I, however, usually make American A2 cards (finished card front 4.25" x 5.5") so I wanted to see if I can still make the stamp work in that format. Obviously, you can just cut the panel down but I wanted to see if I could still use it covering an entire card front.

I started off by stamping the Floral Sketch stamp on to a piece of Tim Holtz watercolour cardstock. I stamped the image with Versamark Ink, using the Mini MISTI to get a good impression. I applied white embossing powder and heat set. I tried to place the stamp in to the centre of the watercolour piece so that there would be an even strip of non-stamped image to either side.

I then took Distress Oxide Inks and blended these over the piece. I used Worn Lipstick,. Picked Raspberry and Wilted Violet. For some added shine, I spritzed over Sparkle Shimmer Spritz and set aside to dry. Once dry, I added the panel flat on to a white A2 card base.

I die cut the Simon Says Stamp Painted Happy Birthday three times from black cardstock and layered these up adding them to the card. I like to layer up die cut words, especially when I have kept the rest of the card flat.

Here is a look at how I made the card:


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I think having the two non-stamped strips at the sides of the card frames the stamping quite nicely. I love how well the Distress Oxides work for emboss resist too. Thank you so much for visiting me today. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!


  1. Beautiful card, Michelle, and I love that background stamp.

  2. Beautiful as always Michelle! Love the colors you picked from the Distress Oxiides and how you layered the sentiment.

  3. I think it's gorgeous Michelle. I like the little areas at the sides, think they give it a frame. Beautiful colours too! I have been on the fence about oxides but think it's because I don't have my favourite colours which are Picked Raspberry and Wilted Violet so I am going to pick those up soon. Lisa xx

  4. Gorgeous card, love the pretty colours and beautiful background stamp you used

  5. That’s a lovely card !

  6. Really enjoyed watching you produce this gorgeous card, thank you for such a clearly demonstrated work.The tip of using post it note was great. there any dies we can buy in UK similar to the Simon Says Hapy Birthday one? Buying from the states is so costly with postage.

    1. Hi Veecee, I haven't found any with that font but there are lots of word dies from other manufacturers. I know CraftStash have some smaller word dies. Mama Elephant, Neat & Tangled and Altenew all have word dies. You can buy some CraftStash or also from Seven Hills Crafts or Dies to Die for. I hope that helps. Thank you so much for visiting!


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