Stampin’ With Sami Workshop: Emboss Resist

Happy Saturday ya’ll!! I didn’t pre-schedule my post for today because I had to get my photos made for the tutorial I wanted to present to you for today’s Stampin’ With Sami Workshop. Each Saturday, I hope to have a mini workshop for you -in the form of a tutorial with step-by-step photos. It will either be a fancy technique (like today) or a cool new way to use a product. The purpose of me bringing your these workshops is to hopefully convince you to become one of my lovely customers :O)

Today, I am showing you how to do this emboss resist technique. If you can heat emboss, you can do this technique!


The card above features the Stampin’ UP Kind & Caring Thoughts stamp set, which is a level 3 hostess stamp set. I thought I would make my tutorial with a stamp set that was available for purchase outright (although you can still EARN the stamp set featured above with a workshop order or personal order) so my tutorial uses the brand new Serene Snowflakes Stamp set.


  • Whisper White Cardstock
  • Scrap paper or washable work surface in case you get ink on it
  • Clear Embossing Powder
  • Powder Pal tray
  • Heating Tool
  • VersaMark Ink Pad
  • Classic Ink Pad in your choice of colors (Melon Mambo shown in sample card, and in tutorial)
  • Stamp Set of your choice (Sample card uses the SU Kind & Caring Thoughts stamp set, the tutorial uses the SU Serene Snowflakes stamp set)
  • Sponge applicator (can be any type of sponging tool)
  • Facial tissue, paper towel, or something else dry for ink removal

1. Stamp your image using VersaMark ink onto your Whisper White cardstock (shown above, I don’t think you can really see the ink very much if at all).
2. While holding image over Powder Pal tray, cover stamped image with clear embossing powder. Tap off excess powder. Shown above you can see the powder on the stamped image.

3. Heat embossing powder with heating tool until fully embossed.

4. Let cool. Then cover image with ink using sponge applicator. I used a make up sponge I had on hand.

5. Use dry facial tissue or paper towel and wipe excessive ink from the surface of the embossed image. Now your image will shine through white!

I hope you will try out this cool little technique! I am going to be using this for Christmas cards this year :O) If you try it, please share a link to your project in the comments section of this post. I would love to see what you make! I might just showcase you on my blog.

Sign up for updates via email & never miss a project!

2 thoughts on “Stampin’ With Sami Workshop: Emboss Resist

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *