Stamping With Friends Blog Hop - Emboss Resist

Welcome to the Stamping With Friends Blog Hop as we share what projects we are currently working on to inspire you! You will be visiting with our Design Team Members as they share their wonderful projects and ideas to help spark your creativity.  This time our theme is "Emboss Resist".  I love this technique and have used it to create this beautiful card featuring the "Watercolor World" Stamp Set from the Stampin' Up! January to April Mini Catalogue.

I love this background stamp - it's perfect for cards or for scrapbook pages.  I created this card on a recent Sketch Challenge.  You can join me on Tuesday nights at 6:30pm Pacific for the challenge.  Here's the sketch I used for this card.

Now for my card.  I think this is a perfect card for anyone, but it definitely has a masculine feel to it.  I used the Sending Smiles Bundle for the sentiment.  I love how it turned out!  I did cheat a little and added an extra layer - Shimmery White 3 3/4" x 5".


  1. Cut Basic Black cardstock 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and score at 4 1/4".  Fold and burnish on scoreline with Bone Folder to form card base.
  2. Cut Silver Foil 4" x 5 1/4" and adhere to card base
  3. Cut Shimmery White Cardstock 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
  4. Stamp world image using Versamark and sprinkle with Clear Embossing Powder.
  5. Heat to melt using Heat Tool.
  6. Once cool, sponge using Smoky Slate ink and a Blending Brush to colour cardstock
  7. Trim piece to 3 3/4" x 5" and adhere to card base.
  8. Cut out background sentiment piece from Basic Black cardstock using Die
  9. Adhere Adhesive Foam Sheet to Silver Foil
  10. Cut out "Sending" word using Die
  11. Adhere to black background
  12. Adhere to card base
  13. Stamp "Smiles Across the Miles" on Shimmery White cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
  14. Cut into separate words using Paper Snips
  15. Adhere to card base using Paper Snips
  16. Adhere Classic Matte Dots
  17. Cut Shimmery White cardstock 4" x 5 1/4"
  18. Stamp image/sentiment of your choice using Tuxedo Black Memento ink and adhere to inside of card.

You can find all of the supplies for this card in my Online Store.

Check out my Youtube Video for tips and tricks to make this card. Don't forget to subscribe to my Stamping with Melva YouTube Channel

Now it's time to be inspired by all of the Projects in our Blog Hop!

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I hope we have inspired you!

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Here's my Faux Step Card card that is included in the tutorial.  

Monthly Card Club

I'm excited to be offering a Monthly Card Club either In Person or by mail.  Each month I will select a stamp set or bundle to feature.  You will make 3 cards with envelopes and receive 1/2 package of Designer Series Paper, package of Embellishments and a roll of ribbon.  Cost is $45 In Person (or local pick up) and $50 mailed.

You can join my club monthly.  If you join for 6 consecutive months and get a swag bag valued at $25 from me as a gift.

The In Person classes will be held on the last Sunday of each month from 10am to 12noon or 1-3pm.  Space will be limited to 3 people per class and masks will be mandatory (as well as any other requirements announced by the Provincial Health Officer).

Registration is now open for the January Club featuring Country Floral Lane - this is a new suite from the upcoming Mini Catalogue.  Registration closes January 8th.  Check out the sneak peeks for January.

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Your Creativity Awaits

The January Kit features Bottled Two Tone Flora - this is an amazing new suite from the upcoming January to April Mini Catalogue that you are going to love!

Do you love to craft and are you looking for a kit that ships directly to you each month with special perks each month? Then you will LOVE “YOUR CREATIVITY AWAITS”!  

With “Your Creativity Awaits”, each month you will receive an exclusive make and take kit (2 cards of 4 designs) plus a PDF Tutorial.  All for only $60 per month shipped directly to you or $56 local pick up.

After 6 consecutive months of membership, you will receive a thank you of $25 product credit (before shipping and taxes) to spend on whatever you choose! 

Each month, the Design Team will choose one stamp set or bundle and design fun projects for you to create.  The stamp set is included in your kit. If you don't already own the dies or punch, you may add it to your kit or use what you have.  

  • Featured stamp set - Two Tone Flora
  • 8 Cards (2 each of 4 different designs) - designed by Your Creativity Awaits Team
  • Exclusive Project tutorials you can follow along with to create your cards
  • Extra product (value will depend on the price of the stamp set)
  • Shipped: $60 monthly
  • Porch Pick-up: $56 monthly 
  • Add on Two Tone Flora Dies for $43 more (total is $103 mailed or $96 local pick up)

Your Creativity Awaits Kit Timelines

  • The upcoming kit information including supplies needed will be announced by the 15th of the previous month
  • Sign up must be done by the 2nd Sunday of the month
  • Kits will be shipped and tutorials emailed out by the 4th Tuesday of the month (subject to unforeseen delays in the shipment of product from Stampin’ Up!)
  • Available to Canadian Residents Only

The January kit features the Stampin' Up!® Two Tone Flora. Check out the Sneak Peeks

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