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Hero Arts Happy Mother’s Day Emboss Resist Card


This month at a2z Scrapbooking our monthly challenge is


Sometimes I love having a theme or sketch before starting a card and sometimes I just like creating without a prompt. Which do you prefer? This month, I had an idea that of course, fits with this month’s challenge of Anything Goes. What often happens, is I have an idea and it doesn’t fit with a specific challenge and by the time an appropriate prompt comes along, I’ve forgotten what I was going to do!

I knew that I wanted to try an emboss resist card. I’ve seen a lot of them recently and was inspired by them.

Here’s my card


I started by using the largest flower, stamping with Versamark ink, sprinkling on clear embossing powder and heat setting. I find that if I’m trying to stamp multiple images on my card, that I stamp, sprinkle on the embossing powder so that I can see where each image is stamped and can better place the next stamped image. I used distress inks (picked raspberry, blueprint sketch and mermaid lagoon) applied with ink blending tools to add the colour. After I gave the ink plenty of time to dry, I added the sentiment with silver embossing powder.

Here’s a close-up


I trimmed the panel down slightly, so that when applied to an A2 card, the panel had a narrow border. I added some sequins for a bit of sparkle.

We’d love for you to join us this month for our Anything Goes challenge. Please remember to use a Hero Arts product as the main focus.

The a2z Scrapbooking shop at Etsy is a great place to purchase Hero Arts products. When your cart is over $25, use my code Sue15 for a 15% discount.


Hero Arts CL980 Happy Mother’s Day

Versamark ink

Clear embossing powder

Silver embossing powder






4 thoughts on “Hero Arts Happy Mother’s Day Emboss Resist Card

  1. Sue, this is gorgeous – I love your colors and your emboss resist!

  2. Wow it turned out so beautifully!! Lovely ink blending, and thanks for the reminder of the emboss resist technique!

  3. This is a perfect all-around card for just about any occasion. It makes me think of spring and winter, both, for some reason, perhaps the shapes and colors have me torn. Beautiful creation.

  4. Emboss resist is one of my favorite techniques & you’ve used it beautifully! I love the colors you used!

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