WOW! Video: Wash & Emboss Resist Technique

On yesterday’s post here, I shared a pretty love card that was highlighted by a wash of color over a heat embossed sentiment.  Today’s WOW! video offers a demonstration of the simple technique as well as a closer look at the new design of the Stampin’ Up! ink pads.  The newly designed pads will be available June 1, when the annual catalog begins. 

Learn more about the new ink pad design and Stampin’ Up! Color Revamp here.


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  1. Thomasine F Duncan

    Thank you for demonstrating the aqua painters. I have had them for a while but been nervous about trying them. You made it look so easy, I’m going to use them on my next project!

  2. Chris R. from Iowa

    Loved he video and all the helpful tips and tricks as well as the project. I have been debating on this stamp set and darn it, I might have to indulge after all maybe. Love the idea of using the marker in the lid and the aqua painter!

  3. LOVE the video and this tip to color in the lid with a marker. I’ll be bookmarking that one! <3

  4. Mary Cavalier

    Thanks for sharing. Such a simple way to add character to a card.

  5. Mary, I love this video. You always come up with great tips and great ideas. I love the wash look after it was heat embossed. Your new stamp set that was designed for you is so fits you so nicely. Congratulations on your many achievements. Have a great day, Ellen Hinds

  6. Kadie in Arizona

    This is just one of those feel good kind of cards. THANKS for sharing my inky finger friend.

  7. Such a cute card! What type of paper did you stamp on? Just whisper white or watercolor or shimmery white. I didn’t hear anything in your video and no mention of it in your blog text. Thanks, Mary!

    • Thank you, Linda. I used Whisper White card stock (thick) for the heart. You could easily use Shimmery White. I think the watercolor paper might not be white enough to go with the rest of this particular card!

  8. Great video, Mary. I love this technique of the color wash with heat embossing, which is so versatile and fits most any category of card. Have a great day!

  9. In this video it looks like you got some ink on your fingers on your right hand. Do you find that these new ink cases make it more challenging to keep ink of your fingers since they have a low profile?
    Love this technique.

    • Hi Mary Beth. I went back and watched the video and I’m pretty sure I got that little strip of ink on my index finger (at the 3:25 mark) from the side. In order to show how it closed to the camera, I was grabbing the tray a little differently than I normally would. Normally, I just use the finger tray (where the label is) AND will nudge from the back (opposite end – as shown in the video) IF it’s stiff. This makes it pretty easy to close and avoids getting “inky.” It took a little practice getting used to the new pads since intuitively I try to open and close the “old way.” They definitely loosen up in time. I love the formula and, frankly, the fact that they are tighter should mean they need less inking with the refill 🙂

  10. Nancy Farrell

    Hi Mary, thanks for this video. Love how this technique looks.

  11. Great video chocked full of techniques, tips, and style. Heat resist was the first thing I learned when I was introduced to SU! also.

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