Trapped Emboss Resist with Honey Bee Stamps

Welcome everyone! I have a fun technique to share with you today. While this is not a new technique, it is new to me because this is the first time I’ve tried it and it’s tons of fun!


I have a video over on my Youtube channel that you can view down below or HERE on my Youtube Channel explaining the process.


Today’s technique is the Trapped Emboss Resist Technique that I learned from Jennifer McGuire.

I created two different backgrounds to try this out on. My first background shown here is by watercoloring Fabriano Artistico Watercolor Paper with Tombow Dual Brush Pens. I used the colors 606, 555, 403 and 173. I’ve really been enjoying creating background with the Tombow Pens because they quick, easy and vibrant!

After the card stock is dry, I’ll heat emboss a background using the Spring Peony stamp set from Honey Bee Stamps and Clear Embossing Powder. This will trap the bright, vibrant colors underneath. If you use any other color of embossing powder, you won’t be able to see the colors underneath.

Then I’ll apply Hero Arts Unicorn Pigment Ink over the top of the card. This will lightly your background but the heat embossing resists the inks. I’ll wipe away the excess ink with a rag and now we have this beautiful bright flowers showing through!

I used the same technique on this next card but this time for the background I used Gina K Designs Ink Cubes. It was a lot easier for me to swipe them across my paper then a full size ink pad. I used Cherry Red, Passionate Pink, Sweet Mango and Wild Dandelion. You don’t have to worry about perfectly blending between colors because that gets disguised by the pigment ink.

Once again, after heat embossing with Clear embossing powder I’ll apply the Unicorn Pigment Ink.

I used the coordinating dies to cut out the foliage silhouette from Black cardstock.

I didn’t want to take aways from the front of the card too much so I just die cut the word Bloom from Silver Glitter cardstock. For dimension, I die cut the word twice from white card stock and once from the Silver Glitter card stock and then layered together with Connect Glue.

I hope you enjoyed today’s technique and will give it a try!


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