Heat-Embossed Resist Greeting Cards


Hey, Crafty Friends! As you know, I LOVE a good resist. Since I’ve already shared crayon-rubbing resists and Mod Podge Resists, today I’m going with something more traditional: heat-embossed resist greeting cards!

Heat Emboss Resist Greeting Cards

I love making these- they are so much fun to create the background patterns an then whip up into any kind of card depending on what you need. Artsy but yet still formal!

You need:

  • Heat embossing supplies: heat tool, embossing ink pad (like Versamark), and embossing powder. (I used White Micro from Piccolo Globecraft.) 
  • White cardstock for the card base and coordinating solids for the mats. (I used Co’ordinations brand.)
  • Gelatos by Faber-Castell (or other watercolor media.)
  • Dry adhesive of choice
  • Circle paper punch for arc (optional)
  • Stamps for sentiments and backgrounds. (I used a background by Tanner Bell Designs.)
  • Rhinestones or flat-back crystals/pearls for accents

Of course, it’s so much easier to SHOW you rather than take a million photos and type captions. So here’s a video for you!

That pretty much explains it. Any questions?

Heat-Emboss Resist Greeting cards

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  1. says

    No need for background music for this video….I was ooohing and ahhhing so much I wouldn’t have heard the music! Love your resist projects. I don’t have gelatos but I have something similar that I am going to try.

  2. Linda says

    Love the resist stamping mixed with the gelatos. Can’t wait to try this! Thanks!

  3. Liz says

    I like the look! Can’t wait to try this technique. You mentioned that you have trouble making the flag banners. Use your square punch and put the paper in the corner, punch and you have a flag banner. You can also take a strip of paper, let’s say 2″ x 1/2″, make a 1/2″ deep cut parallel to the long side in the center of the short side of the strip of paper. Cut from each corner to the top of the 1/2″ cut and you have a nice little flag with a pointed end. Hope you can figure out how I’ve explained the technique.

  4. Colleen kennedy says

    I really love your video! I have the gelatos and wan’t sure how I would them..now I know!

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