Hello! Kimberly here and I am going to share how I used an old technique called Emboss Resist to make the background of this card!

I love the emboss resist technique because you can make such fun backgrounds with it. For this card, I stamped the newly released Eileen Hull Vintage Damask background stamp on white cardstock using Clear Color Hive embossing ink and embossed it with clear embossing powder. This is a time when using the Perfect First Impression tool is really important. Background stamps can be tricky to get complete coverage and it is hard to see with clear embossing ink. This came out perfect the first time I inked it and stamped it using that tool.

This embossed background looks so pretty just by itself!

Next. I ink blended Yellowstone Color Hive ink over the image.

Then, I blended English Mustard Color Hive ink around the outside border of the card.

Once I was happy with the ink blending, I took a cloth and whipped the ink off of the embossed image.

This is definitely one of my favorite background stamps right now! It is so pretty! Next, I glued a piece of Yellowstone cardstock to a card base made with Telephone Box cardstock. Then, I added this background panel to the card base using foam tape and set this to the side.

I made the leaves by ink smooshing English mustard, Telephone Box, and Grand Canyon Color Hive Inks on watercolor paper.

I heat set it between each color to make sure the inks didn’t mush together and turn muddy. Then, I stamped the leaf from Falling For You stamp set using clear Embossing Color Hive ink over the ink smooshed cardstock a few times. I embossed it with gold embossing powder and fussy cut the leaves.

Then, I adhered two of the leaves directly to the embossed background and added foam tape to the middle leaf. To finish the card, I stamped the sentiment on a strip of white cardstock and added color by ink blending over it with the ink that was left in my blender brushes so it wouldn’t be too dark.

Thank you for stopping by! I hope you try this emboss resist technique!