Beginner Cardmaking Techniques – Emboss Resist 2 Ways

I have been making cards for 11 years now. During that time I have picked up so many different techniques and time and time again as I’m making my videos, I notice that I gloss over some of the technqiues I learned as a beginner and not taking into account new card makers who may not know how to do some of these techniques. So from time to time I want to make dedicated videos for these “beginner” techniques. Today’s video is one I learned so many years ago, but I still use it often. If you want to learn more about how to create cards using the emboss resist technique you want watch the video below!

Some supplies used in the video above were sent to me free of charge for design purposes. I only ever design for companies I can stand behind 100%! To see who I currently or have previously designed for head HERE.


To do this emboss resist technique you will first need to know how to heat emboss. If you are unfarmiliar with heat embossing and want to know more, head to my Cardmaking 101 Series on YouTube. There you will find how to heat embossing, what supplies you’ll need, and so many tips and tricks!

Both of my projects today feature the same two stamps from Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps. I wanted to keep the layout of both cards pretty much identical and simple so you could really focus on the technique! Here’s a look at both cards!

Emboss Resist 2 Ways - A beginner friendly cardmaking technique!

On my first card I went with a silver embossing powder to heat emboss with. That is another thing about this technique. You can switch up the color of embossing powder to use to create different looks! You can also switch up what medium you use for the resit. In this first project I used dye inks.

Emboss Resist with Inks and Ink Blending

For my second project I switched it up a bit. I went with a white embossing powder on watercolor paper. I used watercolor paper so I could then use watercolors as my resist mediums. Arteza Brush markers are what I used!

Watercolor Emboss Resist with Arteza Real Brush Markers

Something I do want to mention, I used white space on both cards to create the look of snow. Previously, I created a video that shares so many different ways to add snow effects to your handmade cards! Check it out by clicking the photo below!


I hope you all enjoyed today’s video! If you are interested in any of the supplies I used, you can find them all listed and linked down below! Until next time, happy crafting!!


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Paint Pouring

I have wanted to try paint pouring for awhile now, but I have to admit that I was totally intimidated. I didn’t know what paints to buy, what pouring medium was, what techniques to use, etc. So when I seen the new Mini Maker Kit featuring Paint Pouring I was intrigued. I wanted to give it a try and see if it was worth the 19.99 price tag! Watch the video below to see the kit in action and hear my opinion on it!

This kit was sent to me free of charge for review purposes. The opinions in this video are 100% my own and truthful!


I do want to share a photo of my finished canvases because I love the way they turned out! And my final opinion of this kit. I think it’s a great buy if you just want to try paint pouring, but not invest a lot of money into it. I also think this would be a fun project to do with your kiddos or grandchildren!


If you are interested in this kit you can find it linked down below! Until next time, happy crafting!!



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Heating Light & Fluffy Modeling Paste

If I had to suggest one paste to have in your craft room it would be Light & Fluffy Modeling Paste. It is so incredibly versatile. You can use it as is through a stencil for great texture, you can color it several different ways and put it through a stencil or add it on top of die cuts, etc. etc. etc. I will leave videos linked at the very end of this post where I use this paste in different ways!

There is one technique that is so much fun and has the paste react in a way that gives it a completely different look! You can heat set the Light & Fluffy Modeling Paste and it puffs to create a smoother look and also more dimension! Watch the video below for all the details on this fun technique!

Some supplies used in the video above were sent to me free of charge for design purposes. I only ever design for companies I can stand behind 100%! To see who I currently or have previously designed for, head HERE.


On my first project I went very simple. I wanted to share the white paste on white cardstock. I put the Light & Fluffy Modeling Paste through the Screen View stencil and before it dries I started heat setting the paste. You want to let the heat gun heat up a bit before bringing it to the paste and keep the heat moving. Once the paste has puffed, move on. It will burn and once it’s burned, you can’t undo it!

To shop the Screen View stencil click the photo!

To finish this card I kept it simple. I used the Succulent stamp set from The Stamp Market and attached the stamped image to a circle die cut. For the sentiment, I went again with a simple Thank You from the same stamp set!

For more ideas using the Screen View stencil click the photo!

I wanted to create a little scene on my second project so I used the new Lavender stencil. On a piece of white cardstock I first ink blended the stems of the flowers with Versafine Clair ink. The ink you use here is important. It could overlap with the paste (which will make up the top of the flowers) and you don’t ant to paste to take on the green color. It will do that if you use dye ink, so use a non waterbased ink here. I also used a Fantastix tool to ink blend those tiny stems and not get any ink onto the tops. To color the paste I used a purple dye ink and really used a thick layer through the stencil. The more paste you use the bigger the puff!

Shop the Lavender stencil by clicking the photo!

To finish this card, again, I kept it pretty simple. I matted the panel with kraft cardstock and added a die cut sentiment, again using kraft cardstock for this. To create that chipboard effect and help the sentiment pop from the background I built up the die by gluing several together. Finally, I added a few jewels from Kat Scrappiness for the final touch!

I wanted to stress the point of ink choice on my final card. There are so many times I ink blend my background and want to add stenciling over the top. If you choose to use the Light and Fluffy Paste, like I did here, you want to be sure to use an ink that won’t bleed into the paste when applied. I like the Versafine Clair inks, which is what I used here. To color the paste I used a different product; the new Color Bursts!! They are so pigmented and work fantastic to color the pastes! I put the paste through a new stencil, Maidenhair Fern, which has such fine details! The puffing works great even with those fine details!!

Shop the Maidenhair Fern stencil by clicking the photo!

Again, I wanted the focus on the stenciling so I kept the rest of the card pretty simple. I built up a die cut sentiment by gluing several “hugs” together. To help it really pop off the background and match the mat behind the panel, I used black cardstock. And finally, to help separate the bright background from the sentiment but still let the background shine through, I added a vellum banner behind the sentiment!


This technique is a lot of fun and a great one to use to just add a little extra something to your backgrounds. It’s especially useful this season for adding snow effects to your cards!

If you are interested in any of the supplies I used on my projects today, you can find them all listed and linked down below. Until next time, happy crafting!!


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Masked Scenes

Awhile back I posted three different cards for Joy Clair Stamps that featured masked scenes. I promised the video would be coming, and it’s finally here! Summers are always so jam packed with baseball, t-ball and just having fun with the kids and because of that my videos take a back seat! But now that everyone is back in school I finally have some time to get back to those long forgotten files. To see how I created each scene watch the tutorial below!

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Here’s a look at all three cards I made! To read about how I made each one head to my previous post HERE.


I hope you all enjoyed the video and found a few ways that you like to add masking to your scenes! If you are interested in any of the stamps or supplies I used you can find the linked list down below. Until next time, happy crafting!!


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Easy Tattersall Pattern Making

Hi everyone! Today I am over on the Imagine YouTube Channel sharing a new pattern that is so incredibly easy to make. If you know my cardmaking style, you know I love to make patterns. I have a whole Pinterest board dedicated to patterns I want to recreate and you can find that HERE!

When I go shopping, I always see men’s shirts with a certain pattern on them (I recently found out it’s called tattersall) and I’ve wanted to find a way to recreate that pattern on my cards, but never knew quite how to do it without it taking forever. I could have used line stamps, but with so many thin lines it would have taken hours of stamping to do it properly which is fine, and I don’t have a few hours to just stamp. So I grabbed my markers, thinking it wouldn’t work and gave it shot. I was pleasanty surprised to say the least! Be sure to watch the video below for all the details on how to create this fun patterned background!

Some supplies used in this video were sent to me free of charge for design purposes. I only ever design for companies I can stand behind 100%! To see who I currently or have previously designed for head HERE.


To create this background you’re going to need a few things. The first is cardstock. I used a heavy weight white and kraft cardstock here. You wil also need markers. I like and used the Memento markers (brush tip side). Another tool you need is a ruler and my favorite to use for this technique is the Tim Holtz ruler because it has so many markings.

A masculine clean and simple birthday card with Tattersall patterned background.

Now onto the pattern making! This is one of those techniques that you can really play around with once you get the basics. I like to start with three colors of markers, but you can play around with the amount of colors you use and the colors you use. To see exactly how to measure the lines and create this pattern, watch the video above!

A Christmas themed thinking of you card with Tattersall patterned background.

Because you often see this pattern on men’s shirts, I really love it for masculine cards! I went with a more masculine birthday card for my first finished project, but you can see it really works for any background! On my second card, I used the pattern on kraft cardstock and went with a Christmas themed card! I absolutely love the versatility!

Tattersall patterned background that are quick and easy to make! They're also very customizable and will work on many different kinds of cards!

I love pattern making, but this one is especially fun because it is so quick and easy! Plus, not many supplies are needed and you can customize it to what you need it for. These are my favorite kinds of patterns to make!

If you are interested in any of the stamps, supplies, etc. that I used today, you can find them all listed and linked down below. Until next time, happy crafting!!


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