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Trapped Embossed Resist

Hello! Today I am sharing an oldie-but-goodie technique… trapped embossed resist. There are many ways to do this impressive technique but today I am focusing on simple yet colorful backgrounds.

Trapped Embossed Resist Video By Jennifer McGuire Ink

[All supplies are linked in the text below and in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links may be used at no cost to you.]

The “trapped embossed resist” technique involves trapping color or stamping under a heat embossed image… and then applying resisted ink on top. Today I show (mostly) soft backgrounds you can get with this technique.

All of my backgrounds start with a rainbow of Hero Arts Shadow Ink. I then clear heat embossed on top to “trap” color.

This first one features the Simon Says Stamp Floral Mix Background… trapping color underneath… and then I applied Hero Arts Unicorn White Ink over it to soften the background.

Trapped Embossed Resist Video By Jennifer McGuire Ink

I added a stacked frame that I created with the new Simon Says Stamp Dahlia Corner Frame Die… along with a Ranger Liquid Platinum heat embossed flower cut from the Simon Says Stamp Floral Mix Background. The “hugs” is from the Simon Says Stamp CZ Design Archie Jr Alphabet Dies.

Trapped Embossed Resist Video By Jennifer McGuire Ink

My next card again traps color under the Simon Says Stamp Floral Mix Background… but this time with Delicata Celestial Copper Ink over top. This gives gorgeous shine in real life!

Trapped Embossed Resist Video By Jennifer McGuire Ink

I also added a die cut flower from the Simon Says Stamp Dahlia Frame… an sentiment strips from the Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Encouragement Stamp Set.

You can also apply colored ink over an embossed background. Here I added pink ink for a bright look. I am loving the Simon Says Stamp Floral Mix Background!

Trapped Embossed Resist Video By Jennifer McGuire Ink

I added a sentiment formed with the pre-printed Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Strips 2, Heffy Doodle Crafty and Friend Dies. I added these pieces to a Grafix Platinum Vellum heart to help it stand out.

Next up I created a background with trapped emboss resist… using the Simon Says Stamp Outline Butterflies Stamp and Delicata White Shimmer Ink. I created the frame with the Simon Says Stamp Poppy Frame Die. I finished the card with a Ranger Liquid Platinum heat embossed Simon Says Stamp Comfort and Prayers Stamp Set butterfly and Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Encouragement sentiment.

Trapped Embossed Resist Video By Jennifer McGuire Ink

The shine is so pretty in real life!

Trapped Embossed Resist Video By Jennifer McGuire Ink

My next card also features a trapped embossed background with the Simon Says Stamp Outline Butterflies Stamp. However this time I applied Delicata Black Shimmer Ink over top.

Trapped Embossed Resist Video By Jennifer McGuire Ink

I added a butterfly from the Simon Says Stamp Comfort and Prayers Stamp Set and a sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp Hello Darling Stamp Set. The frame is from the new Simon Says Stamp Dahlia Frame Die.

Trapped Embossed Resist Video By Jennifer McGuire Ink

Here is another background created with Hero Arts Unicorn White Ink over heat embossing… but this time with the Simon Says Stamp Flourish Background. Swoon! I also used the new Simon Says Stamp Floral Mom Frame Die and a sentiment using the Birch Press Big Hugs Sugar Script Die and Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Encouragement Stamp Set.

Trapped Embossed Resist Video By Jennifer McGuire Ink

That background is so fun…

Trapped Embossed Resist Video By Jennifer McGuire Ink

You can also do trapped embossed resist with stencils. Here I used the Simon Says Stamp Bouquet of Roses Stencil and stamped on top of the heat embossing with the Simon Says Stamp Sketchy Lines Background. The sentiment includes the Poppy Stamps Luscious Script Hello Dies and Simon Says Stamp Wake Up and Makeup Stamp Set.

Trapped Embossed Resist Video By Jennifer McGuire Ink

Here you can see the shine of the heat embossing…

Trapped Embossed Resist Video By Jennifer McGuire Ink

NEW RELEASE

Many of the products I used in today’s video are from the newest Simon Says Stamp release. I will also use more in my next video soon! You can find them all HERE.

SUPPLIES

Want to find the products I used? I have listed them below. (Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Thank you for your support! Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except the Simon Says Stamp brand products which were received from the company with no expectation. As always, this post was NOT paid for or sponsored.) Click on the icons below each product picture to go to a favorite store.

Simon Says Stamp Floral Mix Background
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Simon Says Stamp Outline Butterflies…
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Simon Says Stamp Flourish Background…
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Simon Says Stamp Sketchy Lines…
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SSS CZ Design Archie Jr Alphabet Dies
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Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words…
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Simon Says Stamp Comfort and Prayers…
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Simon Says Stamp Even More Spring…
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Simon Says Stamp Hello Darling Stamp Set
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Simon Says Stamp Wake Up and Makeup…
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Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Strips 2
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Simon Says Stamp Bouquet of Roses…
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Simon Says Stamp Floral Mom Frame Die
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Simon Says Stamp Lotus Frame Die
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Simon Says Stamp Dahlia Corner Frame Die
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Simon Says Stamp Poppy Frame Die
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Simon Says Stamp Dahlia Frame Die
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Poppy Stamps Luscious Script Hello Die
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Heffy Doodle Crafty Die
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Heffy Doodle Friend Die
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Birch Press Big Hugs Sugar Script Dies
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Hero Arts Hearts Infinity Dies
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Hero Arts Shadow Ink
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Gina K Designs Ink
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Gina K Jet Black Amalgam Ink
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Hero Arts Unicorn White Ink
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Delicata Golden Glitz Ink
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Delicata Celestial Copper Ink
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Delicata White Shimmer Ink
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Delicata Black Shimmer Ink
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Mini Ink Blending Tool
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MISTI Stamping Tool
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MISTI Mouse Pad Insert
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Gina K Connect Glue
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Neenah Classic Crest 110lb Cardstock
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Grafix Platinum Vellum
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VersaMark Ink
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Hero Arts Ultrafine Clear Embossing…
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Ranger Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder
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Hero Arts Heat Gun
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Anti Static Powder Bag
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Tim Holtz Tonic Glass Media Mat
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Ranger Make Art Stay-Tion
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Microfiber Cloth
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Therm O Web 1/2 Inch Purple Tape
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34 thoughts on “Trapped Embossed Resist”

  1. WOW! Love this technique especially, the one with the Black Delicata Ink! Reminds me of kindergarten art where we covered our paper with crayons, painted black paint over crayones, let black paint dry, use a toothpick or bamboo skewer and “draw” our picture revealiing a rainbow of crayon colors! Thanks Much for Sharing Jennifer! Your ARE the Queen of Techniques! (HUGS)

  2. Well these projects are all gorgeous! I’ve been wanting to try this technique. This is the inspiration to finally do so. Thanks for showcasing some of the new SSS products. They’re beautiful.

  3. I so look forwqard to your videos. It is like watching a favorite TV show. I have a cup of coffee and sit back and REALLY enjoy! This technique is an oldie but a truly a goodie as you demonstrate. such wonderful cards and colors. You are a treasure to so many card makers. I just wanted to say that your kindness and thoughful caring is wonderful. HUGS!

  4. This is so gorgeous. I love this technique and will definitely be giving it a try. You inspire me to step out of my comfort zone and try new things!

  5. Your cards are stunning ! I was so surprised when I saw you add black ink on one of your cards in the video but I have to admit it’s my favorite card (maybe the butterflies help also a little 😉 !). I will certainly try it !

  6. What a great technique Jennifer, such awesome results. My favorite is the one you used black ink on top, so stunning, love that. I will give this certainly a try.
    Thank you so much for your time and effort to show and inspire us, have a great day.

  7. Enjoyed pinning these to come back to when I’m more up to crafting. In the meantime your fun and educational videos always encourage! Thanks!

  8. Wow! Beautiful cards, all the color and shimmer. I don’t have any of the Delicata inks and was wondering if putting Perfect Pearls on top may have a similar effect. I think I will give it a try. Unless you tell me it will be an epic fail!
    As always thanks for the inspiration.

  9. Jennifer,
    Your ink resist cards are beautiful. They make such beautiful backgrounds so I can see why you would only ppt the least of focal points not to take away from them. Thanks for the great tips .

  10. I use this technique at a stamp camp and absolutely loved it. And of course you used that Simon says floral mix background I had my eye on so now I have to buy it!!

  11. Beautiful cards Jennifer! I tried my hand at this technique. I needed a card for my husband’s birthday. I did it as a one layer (sort of) card. It’s masculine but nice. Posted it on my Flicker. Thanks for the inspiration!

  12. Thanks for sharing your awesome video showing some beautiful and fun ideas! I love the backgrounds and cards you created!! Have a wonderful weekend.

  13. As always, really awesome work. There is a variant of this technique where you do NOT rub off the top coating of ink, but dip it in the clear embossing powder again and heat. I was introduced to this many years ago by a member of the Magenta team. They called it “Joseph’s Coat”.

  14. Really great technique. Thanks once again for providing good written descriptions so it’s not necessary to watch the video. I also appreciate the links within the descriptions.

  15. I love the techniques you shared in this video. I always learn something new from you videos, in addition to some small hint on something that can be used in a lot of ways. Thank you

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