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.

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850 thoughts on “Distress Ink Resist + Blog Hop + GIVEAWAY”

  1. I have done a few cards with resist technique after watching several of your videos. It is so much fun to do and everytime is a surprise at how it will turn out. Love to work with blue en green colors especcially Thank you for all your inspiration and helping everyone to discover and try new things!

  2. I have never done a resist technique but watching this makes me want to try!! Just love your beautiful projects!!

  3. I have never tried this technique, but after seeing your video I am going to try it! I love the bright colors you used!

  4. The first resist techniques was using wax crayons years and years ago :~]
    Would love a little shopping spree.

  5. I have never tried a resist technique but after watching your ever-so-inspiring videos, I just can’t wait to try.
    Thank you for all your videos which are so informative. You are amazing.

  6. Thanks for sharing the video! I have done emboss resist, but have never tried the ink resist. I will have to try this technique!

  7. Love this video. Resist is one of my favorite techniques. I love to use glossy CS and brayer to apply color, often with rainbow pads — remember those?!

  8. Learning to stamp almost 20 years ago I did resist techniques inking with a brayer on glossy card stock – fun memories!

  9. Inspired by your videos I did try an ink resist background once. I liked it, but can’t seem to get even blending. I think I need better sponge daubers or something.

  10. Oh my gosh! You are really the only one or at least one of the only ones who totally did something different. Your cards are so unusual and so colorful, especially the ones that use yellow, which is my favorite color. I didn’t get a chance to watch your video but I really should. I’d like to know how you did your technique. Your cards are so pretty and I am sure that whoever receives them will love them like I do. Great job Jen and thanks for letting us have the chance to win something. I hope I win!

  11. What a beautiful set of cards, Jennifer! Love the design and bright colors. I have tried the resist technique, but need a little (maybe a lot) more practice to get the beautiful effect you have here!

  12. Hi Jennifer
    I just love your work ….the best part for me is your beautiful calming voice….you make things sound & look so easy….I’m just learning to do these actions so no I haven’t done them before…..I have a few little pots of distress ink & some embossing powders & ink…I am yet to get a heat tool…..I care for my 9 yr old nephew so I can only get a few small things at a time but I get very impatient looking at your work…I just want to jump right to it…lol..thankyou for your sincerity …I wish your were in my town here in Australia. …Pattie Hillenberg
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  13. well I just started following you I love all your techniques that you do. when learning I have a lot of days like you in the trash in the trash and so on.. great ideas go along way..

  14. I have not tried yet the technique, but I felt in love with it after watching your video. I cannot wait to get home and play with my supplies. Thank you!

  15. Done it and love it. That said- your cards are amazing. Love the colors and the video is so very helpful/instructive showing stamping options and color choices. Distress ink is an amazing product and those SU foam strips are pretty cool too!

  16. What a fun time you must have had creating all those cards. They are simply gorgeous and you blending is amazing! I’ve tried emboss resist but not distress resist so I have to try it now, thanks for the helpful video.

  17. I have tried the resist technique, but I need to remember to use it more often since it gives such dramatic results!

  18. I have never done a resist technique. I feel pretty new to stamping in general so I definitely have lots to learn. Thanks so much!

  19. I am learning all about handmade cards. I never try this thecnique before but I hope to do ii soon. Thanks a lot!

  20. While it is hard to pick one color over an other, I do think I may use Seedless Preserves more than the other inks I have.

  21. You are always so informative. I loved all the colors you used . I guess my favorite ones would be purple, teal, red.
    Hope to try both these techniques soon. Keep sending the wonderful videos.

  22. Hi, today I tried again to do this technique, I had a better result than yesterday… I guess I just need more practice.. Thank you so much for sharing all this information, I love to watch your videos

  23. Thanks for the tip that watermark (aka embossing) ink works for resist! I often use this technique with embossing powder.

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