Distress Ink Resist + Blog Hop + GIVEAWAY

Hello! I very excited to share a couple techniques with you – both using a form of Distress Ink resist. This post is also part of a fun blog hop!

[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]

Resist is a classic stamping technique. Often resist is done with embossing ink on glossy paper (traditional resist) or heat embossing on regular paper (embossed resist). Today I show a third way!

Check out the two cards below. The one on the left was done on regular white carstock with clear sparkle heat embossing on white cardstock… and then covered with Distress Ink. The embossing resists the ink on top and gives bright, vivid results. The card on the right was done on regular white cardstock with embossing ink, but no embossing powder. The results? Soft, ghost-like images. Normally this type of resist is done on glossy cardstock, but today I show that you can do it on regular white cardstocks, too. Who knew?!

I used the flowers from the gorgeous new Altenew Amazing You Stamp Set on my first set of cards. For the example on the left, I did “embossed resist”.) I stamped the flowers on white cardstock with Versamark and heat embossed with clear sparkle embossing powder. For the right two examples, I did “distress resist”… I just skipped the embossing powder. I then applied lots of Distress Ink on top with my Ink Blending Tools. (You can try other dye inks.) I love the results! (I used three stamp sets for the sentiments – the Altenew Be Strong, Amazing You, and Halftone Circles Stamp Sets.)

I also added quick accents with various colors of Nuvo Jewel Drops. I can’t get enough of these! The Jewel Drops are clear with a tint of color. They dry so nicely. Oh, and that “crafty friends are the best” sentiment is from the Halftone Circles Stamp Set. A must-have…

For the next cards, I again used the Halftone Circles Stamp Set for the background and sentiments. The card on the left is “embossed resist,” and the card on the right is “distress resist”.

Here are two more examples, but with a rainbow look. I used the Altenew Smile More Stamp Set for the background and the Farmers Market Stamp Set for the sentiments. (This set has many great kindness sentiment combos!)

I think I want to make a million of these cards…

In the video I show how to create these lopsided card designs very quickly. Most of my examples are vertical, but I also did a few horizontal. For these, I used the Altenew Hello Sunshine Set for the background and “hello sunshine”… and the Simple Flowers Set for the “you make me happy”.

With the loud colors in the background, the simple design seems best. You could really use *any* stamps for the background, and a mix of sentiments on top!

And my last card shows that solid stamps work with the distress resist technique, too! These solid flowers are from the Altenew Floral Shadow Stamp Set and the sentiment is from Hello Sunshine Set.

I hope you give one of these resist techniques a try. It works great with Neenah White Classic Crest 80 lb. and several other cardstocks I tried!


I am part of a fun blog hop celebrating a HUGE new Altenew release. They have 18 new stamp sets, 18 die sets, and 12 inks available today! So many great products – be sure to check them out! You can find it all HERE.

Be sure to hop to the next stop… the blog of the uber-talented Therese Calvird. (You can always start at the beginning of the hop at the Altenew Blog.)


How would you like to win a $30 gift certificate to Altenew? For your chance, leave a comment here by 11:59pmEST on 2/2/17 telling me if you have ever done a resist technique. (The winner’s name will be randomly selected, emailed and posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too!)

Also, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew blog by 2/2/17 at 11:59pmEST for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew blog on 2/4/17.


Want to find the products I used? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. (Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except those with an asterisk or from Altenew. As always, this post was NOT sponsored.) Click on the letters below each picture to go to a favorite store: Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Ellen Hutson (EH), etc.