Emboss Resist Stamping Technique and the Forever Fern Bundle

Today’s projects feature the Forever Fern Bundle with the Emboss Resist Stamping Technique.

Sometimes when I craft, I get this crazy, excited, giddy feeling. I like to call it “finding my creative bliss”! It doesn’t always happen but when it does, it’s amazing. It’s this very feeling that keeps me crafting and sharing after 17 years as a demonstrator. I tell you this because I “found my creative bliss” when making today’s projects with the Emboss Resist Stamping Technique!

Now, finding my own “creative bliss” is wonderful but I have to say that sharing it with others makes it even better! As a demonstrator, I love that what I share may help others to find their creative bliss, plus when I share with my team and they share too, it’s like an exponential impact. Spreading joy is my goal! In fact, the projects I’m sharing today were first shared at a Treehouse Chicks team event! My team loved this project!

Here are the two variations of my card:

Creating with the Forever Fern Stamp Set using the Emboss Resist Stamping Technique brought this stamp set to life! I'm in love!

Below you’ll see the first card I made.

It includes layers of sponging, clear heat embossing, and stamping to create lots of depth. The die-cut shapes add more depth to the project. Plus, sponging the edges of these pieces accentuates the shapes, and adds even more dimension to the card.

Creating with the Forever Fern Stamp Set using the Emboss Resist Stamping Technique brought this stamp set to life! I'm in love!

The other aspect of these cards that I love is the element of texture. The dry embossed background, raised heat embossing, ribbon, and twine all add texture to this piece.

Creating with the Forever Fern Stamp Set using the Emboss Resist Stamping Technique brought this stamp set to life! I'm in love!

This first focal piece was created using a piece of white card stock. It’s why the foliage in the upper right-hand corner and lower left-hand corner look a bit white.

Creating with the Forever Fern Stamp Set using the Emboss Resist Stamping Technique brought this stamp set to life! I'm in love!

The dry embossed layer on this version of my card is made with Soft Sea Foam card stock.

Creating with the Forever Fern Stamp Set using the Emboss Resist Stamping Technique brought this stamp set to life! I'm in love!

So to get started creating this card I sponged a bunch of Soft Sea Foam ink and bits of some other colors of ink on my card stock as well.

TIP: At this stage do NOT apply too much color otherwise you won’t get a lot of contrast in the light and dark areas when you’re done.

These are the inks used for my sponging, plus the Versamark was used for the heat embossing.

Creating with the Forever Fern Stamp Set using the Emboss Resist Stamping Technique brought this stamp set to life! I'm in love!

TIP: After the first layer of sponging was done I dried my piece with my heat tool on the low setting and used my embossing buddy. These two steps help to make sure the embossing powder doesn’t get in places where I don’t want it.

Then I stamped my images in Versamark Ink and heat embossed them with clear embossing powder. For this focal piece, I used a piece of Very Vanilla card stock for a softer look and so that it would coordinate a bit better with the Very Vanilla ribbon. The layer in the background is dry embossed with a piece of Pretty Peacock card stock.

Creating with the Forever Fern Stamp Set using the Emboss Resist Stamping Technique brought this stamp set to life! I'm in love!

For the next step, more sponging was done to bring out the shapes of the heat embossed images.

This is where the emboss resist stamping technique comes into play.

Creating with the Forever Fern Stamp Set using the Emboss Resist Stamping Technique brought this stamp set to life! I'm in love!

It’s really simple… when you rub ink over the heat embossed images they resist the ink. Since they’re embossed with clear embossing powder you still see the color that sealed under the image. However, the card stock surrounding the heat embossed images still absorbs the ink so it gets darker thereby highlighting the heat embossed image.

Creating with the Forever Fern Stamp Set using the Emboss Resist Stamping Technique brought this stamp set to life! I'm in love!

After doing this second layer of sponging I stamped some images in Shaded Spruce ink in first and second ink to add even more layers of dimension. This second card is my favorite of the two! I sent this card to my mom and she absolutely LOVED IT!

Creating with the Forever Fern Stamp Set using the Emboss Resist Stamping Technique brought this stamp set to life! I'm in love!

The emboss resist stamping technique is so fun to play with!

It makes me feel like an artist, and if you give it a try I think it will make you feel that way too! I hope you will play with this amazing, simple technique and “find your creative bliss”, as I did!

Creating with the Forever Fern Stamp Set using the Emboss Resist Stamping Technique brought this stamp set to life! I'm in love!

If you love the idea of sharing creativity with others, getting a discount on all your Stampin’ Up! purchases, and becoming a part of a wonderful community of creative people you might want to consider purchasing the starter kit now.

During Sale-A-Bration, get 200 pieces of beautiful designer paper for FREE with your Starter Kit!

Creating with the Forever Fern Stamp Set using the Emboss Resist Stamping Technique brought this stamp set to life! I'm in love!

To see a project made live with the Emboss Resist Stamping Technique make sure to check out my video at the end of this post!

If you’d like to make this project and/or purchase any of the products used, you’ll find project dimensions and a complete supply list at the end of this post.

Thanks for spending some time with me today and Happy Crafting!

Melissa 🙂


More Going On Now

  • Sale-A-Bration is Happening NOW! Get FREE products when you buy, host, and join!
  • January to June 2021 Mini Catalog is now LIVE! Shop On Line or check out a PDF of this catalog!
  • Maker’s Mojo Creative Escape – Event on 01/30/21. Register by 01/28/21! Click HERE to learn more.
  • Become a Newsletter Subscriber and get Special Perks plus FREE Downloads too! Click HERE to subscribe!
  • GET PERKS when you Place Orders through my online store! Receive FREE Project Kits. Click HERE for more details.
  • Earn Loyalty Leaves with your purchases in my Online Store! Cash them in for FREE Stampin’ Up! products! Click HERE to learn more.
  • Join me for my next Facebook Live Event on Thursday 01/07/21 at 7 pm EST. Find me on Facebook by clicking here: Melissa’s Crafting Treehouse Facebook Page

Click HERE to Shop in my Online Store Now!

Current Hostess Code:

JEGS6X79

Use the current hostess code to get Free Card Kits and other perks with your qualifying purchases!

If your order is $150 or more Do NOT use the hostess code! You’ll get hostess rewards AND Free Card Kits too!

Not sure how to apply the Hostess Code? Click HERE to learn more.


Get Free Products during Sale-A-Bration when you Shop, Host, or Buy the Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit!

Sale-A-Bration Jan 2021

See the January to June 2021 Mini Catalog PDF by clicking below.

January to June 2021 MiniCatalog

Check out the 2020 – 2021 Annual Catalog PDF below.

2020 - 2021 Annual Catalog Cover

Learn the Emboss Resist Stamping Technique in this video:

The project demonstration begins at around 16 minutes. The video is cued to start when the project demonstration begins.

If you watched this video here on my blog and enjoyed it, please go on over to my YouTube channel and give it a Thumbs Up, Share it with friends and Subscribe to my YouTube Channel. I’d be so grateful! Plus, once you subscribe, you’ll have the option to click on the bell, to be notified whenever I publish a new video.


Project Dimensions:

  • Garden Green Card Body: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″
  • Soft Sea Foam or Pretty Peacock Dry Embossed Layer:
  • White or Vanilla Focal Piece: 3″ x 5-1/2″
  • Whisper White Inside Layer: 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Garden Green and Pretty Peacock Scraps for die-cutting

Project Supplies:



About Me Page

I am a seeker of that crazy, excited feeling that comes when you've created something that’s unique, beautiful and expresses who you are in some small way. It’s like making a new discovery, when you find a unique combination of color, layout, dimension and texture. I call it a creative spark and it makes me giddy! Through sharing and teaching I hope to help others find this amazing feeling of creative bliss!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recent Posts

How to make a floating strips card!

November 19, 2022
Posted in ,
Learn how to make a floating strips card with the gorgeous Fitting Florets designer paper and Framed Florets Bundle by Stampin' Up!

It is actually very easy to make a floating strips card, even though it might not have looked that way in my video! LOL! In my recent Facebook Live video, I shared how to make a floating strips card with the gorgeous Fitting Florets designer paper and Framed Florets Bundle by Stampin’ Up! For this […]

FREE Stamp Set Black Friday Offer!

November 19, 2022
Posted in
Shop with Melissa's Crafting Treehouse

Check out my Black Friday Offer! Get a *FREE STAMP SET from me valued at $18 or less when you do the following: Note: If you placed an order on 11/15 and your order was less than $75, you can place another order to bring your merchandise amount to $75 or more in total so […]

November 2022 Color Challenge & Blog Hop

November 7, 2022
Posted in ,
Today's Floating Elements cards were made for the November 2022 Color Challenge and Blog Hop. They're simple and fun to make!

Welcome to the Color Fusers Blog Hop and November 2022 Color Challenge! If you’ve already started the blog hop you should be coming from the talented Sue Vine‘s blog post. If you’ve just joined in, make sure to do the full hop and see all the wonderful projects created by the Color Fusers Design team! The […]

Greeting Card Design with Graceful Tiles & More

November 5, 2022
Posted in ,
My Graceful Tiles greeting card design features a layout that was CASED from my Simple Suite Stampers Tutorial Bundle Storybook Gnomes card.

Today I’m featuring a greeting card design made with the layout used for my October 2022 Simple Suite Stampers Tutorial Bundle project. Each month, the Simple Suite Stampers design team publishes a tutorial bundle focusing on a particular theme. The October theme was the Storybook Gnomes suite of products. I made three variations of my […]

How to create colorful tags with linen specialty paper!

October 15, 2022
Posted in ,
Learn how to make lots of colorful tags with the linen specialty paper and blends alcohol markers by Stampin' Up!

In today’s post, I’ll share how to make lots of colorful tags with Linen Specialty Paper and Blends Alcohol Markers! Last month I was working feverishly to earn the Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip to Norway. One of the ways I was able to earn the trip (YES, I reach my goal) was by selling 49 […]

October 2022 Color Challenge & Blog Hop

October 3, 2022
Posted in ,

Welcome to the Color Fusers Blog Hop and October 2022 Color Challenge! If you’ve already started the blog hop you should be coming from the talented Sue Vine’s blog post. If you’ve just joined in, make sure to do the full hop and see all the wonderful projects created by the Color Fusers Design team! The […]

Fun with Glue Resist Art!

October 1, 2022
Posted in ,
Do you want to have some serious fun making glue resist art? If so, check out these three unique projects that are so easy to make!

In today’s post, I’ll be sharing some crazy fun with what I’m calling glue resist art. I’ve been playing with adhesives of various kinds lately and I’ve been having so much fun thinking of non-traditional ways of using them. In fact, I have a class dedicated precisely to Creative Play with Adhesives. At the end […]

Get this Amazing Adhesives Essentials Pack Deal!

September 27, 2022
Posted in
adhesives essentials pack

Have you purchased your adhesives essentials pack yet? It includes 5 must-have adhesives at a 15% DISCOUNT. Your adhesives essentials pack will include an adorable white canvas pouch that you can decorate and each will come with a unique decorated linen tag. Plus, when you buy this Adhesives Essentials Pack you’ll get a 29-page PDF […]

Coloring Autumn Leaves – It’s Easy & Fun with Designer Paper!

September 24, 2022
Posted in ,
Today's tutorial bundle project features coloring autumn leaves using Blends Alcohol Markers and the Rustic Harvest Designer Paper.

Today I’m featuring my September 2022 Simple Suite Stampers Tutorial Bundle project which includes coloring autumn leaves. For this project, I’ve used Blends Alcohol Markers and the Rustic Harvest Designer Paper. I love fall colors so coloring autumn leaves is something I really enjoy! Plus, it’s so easy with Alcohol Markers and black and white […]

Unique Christmas Cards with the Lights Aglow Suite

September 17, 2022
Posted in ,
Check out these unique Christmas cards made with the Lights Aglow suite & some unusual techniques for using adhesives in your paper crafting.

In today’s post, you’ll see two unique Christmas Cards that feature the Lights Aglow suite and some fun and unusual techniques! The techniques I’m featuring today include some “out of the box” ways to use adhesives. I’ll be using a foam adhesive sheet and multipurpose liquid glue to create my two unique Christmas cards. The […]

6 Quick Cards with Paper Scraps!

September 13, 2022
Posted in ,
Learn how to use your scraps to make a bunch of quick cards. Projects feature the Soft Seedlings Stamp Set and an autumn color scheme.

In today’s post, I’ll be sharing some projects made with my “card salad” paper scraps. Are you wondering what “card salad” is? In case you’re not familiar with the term, it’s what I call the leftover paper scraps from a creative card-making session. When I create I almost always experiment and play with various color […]

September 2022 Color Challenge & Blog Hop

September 5, 2022
Posted in ,
My September 2022 Color Challenge project features the Framed Occasions Stamp Set, and Beautiful Shapes dies with a beautiful set of colors.

Welcome to the Color Fusers Blog Hop and September 2022 Color Challenge! If you’ve already started the blog hop you should be coming from the talented Janneke Dijkstra de Jong blog post. If you’ve just joined in, make sure to do the full hop and see all the wonderful projects created by the Color Fusers […]