Emboss Resist with Watercolor

Every month on the Joy Clair Stamps Design Team, myself, along with the other design team members, will be focusing on a certain technique. If you haven’t guessed yet, this month’s technique is embossing. Whether you use heat or dry, embossing is a fantastic way to add interest and subtle dimension to your card. You can also combine embossing with so many other techniques for fun and unique results! Today I will be focusing on using heat embossing and watercolor for a fun resist technique! Make sure to watch the video below for the full tutorial on today’s card!


For the full written tutorial please head on over to the Joy Clair Blog!!

KODAK Digital Still Camera

The stamp set I used for this card is the newly released “Candy Hearts” from Joy Clair Stamps. This is a fabulous and fun set to use for any Valentine’s Project you might have going on! I can definitely see this as an excellent set to use for classroom Valentines! As you can see from the photo I used the emboss resist technique to not only allow for the center sentiments in the Candy Hearts to really shine through, but also as a well to hold my watercolor inside the lines of the stamps. This allows for the watercolor process to be sped up immensely!!

KODAK Digital Still Camera

I used Versafine Onyx Black Ink and Clear Embossing  for my heat embossing on this card, but you could switch these for Versamark Ink and Black Embossing Powder for the same look. Also, I used my mini Distress Inks for all the watercoloring done on this card, but any watercolor you choose will work the same way with this technique.

KODAK Digital Still Camera

Not only did I use the brand new “Candy Hearts” stamp set from Joy Clair Stamps, but I also pulled in the “i love you” sentiment from the newly released “Dino Love” stamp set as well! I absolutely love combining stamp sets to create new and fresh looks for my cards! It’s a great and simple way to stretch your stamp supply!

If you haven’t went over and seen all the other inspiring way to use embossing that the design team has posted this month, be sure to head over to the Joy Clair Stamps Blog and check them out!! I hope you all enjoyed my take and tutorial and found it inspiring as well! Remember, there are so many great ways to use the emboss resist technique, this is just one of them!

If you are interested in any of the supplies I used on today’s card, you can find them all linked below! (Affiliate links may be used at no additional cost to you!!) Thank you so much for stopping by today!! Happy Crafting!!

Watermarked Joy Clair Set

Joy Clair Stamps – Candy Hearts Clear Stamp Set


Ranger Distress Watercolor Paper


EK Success Powder Tool


Versafine Onyx Black Ink Pad

I2990835IT0L__01875Ranger Super Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder


Heat Embossing Heat Tool


Ranger Brush Set

I3045269IT0L__10770Distress Ink Mini Ink Pad – Picked Raspberry

I3045267IT0L__68754Distress Mini Ink Pad – Spiced Marmalade

I3045319IT0L__27241Distress Mini Ink Pad – Mustard Seed


Distress Mini Ink Pad – Mowed Lawn

I3045347IT0L__49577Distress Mini Ink Pad – Salty Ocean

I3045376IT0L__45963Distress Mini Ink Pad – Seedless Preserves

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