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Double Emboss Resist

Double Emboss Resist

Hi All!

For today’s card, I heat embossed two images (the sentiment and the feather), then used Peerless watercolors on top of them. You could do this with any sentiment underneath a stamped image that has some solid parts to it. Go through your stamp collection and see what would work!

Here is a close-up of the double emboss:

Double Emboss Resist

I used my craft-foam-trick for flattening out my watercolor cardstock. One thing I didn’t mention in the video is that this trick works well because I am using thin watercolor paper. As a result, the watercolor paper can take the shape of the foam.

One oops – in the video I said the circle sizes were 4 and 4 1/4″. They are actually 4 1/2 and 4 3/4″. Sorry about that!

Enjoy the video!


Card Measurements:

Element Imperial Metric
Watercolor circle 4 1/2 inches 11.4 cm
Black circle 4 3/4 inches 12.1 cm
Card base 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches 10.8 x 14 cm


Peerless watercolors used: Gamboge Yellow, Butterflywing Blue, Viridian Green

Golden Feather
Golden Feather
Thoughtful Messages
Thoughtful Messages
Peerless Watercolor Basic
Peerless Watercolor Basic
Peerless Watercolor Bonus
Peerless Watercolor Bonus
Nesting Circle Dies
Nesting Circle Dies
Size 12 Round Brush
Size 12 Round Brush
Versafine Black Onyx Ink
Versafine Black Ink
Versamark Ink Pad
Versamark Ink
Ultra Fine Clear Powder
Ultra Fine Clear Powder
Canson Mix Media Paper
Canson Mix Media Paper
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
Stampin' Up! Basic Black Cardstock
Black Cardstock
Masking Tape Roll
Eclipse Masking Tape Rolls
Tombow Mono Multi Glue
Tombow Mono Multi Glue
ATG Tape Runner
ATG Tape Runner


  1. wrote on August 8th, 2018 at 1:22 pm


    Hi Darlene, I hope you and the family are having a lovely summer! I really like this card! Love the water color.

  2. wrote on August 8th, 2018 at 1:38 pm


    What a great technique! Will definitely try it with my feather stamps.

  3. wrote on August 8th, 2018 at 3:05 pm


    I think, if it weren’t for your videos being timed like they are, I’d never remember when it’s Wednesday! LOL The past couple weeks, I’ve actually been surprised when the notification popped up in my inbox–truly sad that I can’t keep track of days. 😛 Anyway, I’m not sure I’ve ever done double embossing, but it does give a cool result! I will definitely have to try it sometime. I love how your watercolor came out, too. I was curious at first why you cut the black circle hanging off the edge to begin with, rather than just cut a full (black) circle, adhere the focal piece centered on that, and then trim everything once you added it to the card base. Then it dawned on me–that’s a lot of thickness to try and trim accurately if you did it “my” way! Duh! Glad your mind works differently–I’m sure I would have made a mess of things. LOL Anyway, a really neat card overall. Thanks so much for sharing this! 😺 ~ Andrea

  4. wrote on August 8th, 2018 at 4:08 pm

    Carol Mac

    Cool effect!😎

  5. wrote on August 8th, 2018 at 5:10 pm


    Gorgeous card Darlene, I love those colours! I’m going to try the double embossing on my next card!

  6. wrote on August 8th, 2018 at 8:41 pm


    How cool is this I really enjoyed watching the double embossing technique. Easy to do and the original card colour preserved beautifully. Good tip for straightening the card stock I sometimes roll through the bugs it but that was awesome. Nice watercolours against the Black very clean yet striking.

  7. wrote on August 8th, 2018 at 10:25 pm


    I loved this card! loved the techniques and I loved the colors!

  8. wrote on August 9th, 2018 at 1:23 am


    The double embossing resist is a wonderful technique. Thanks as always for sharing it with us. Your overall card was really lovely that anyone would be happy to receive!

  9. wrote on August 9th, 2018 at 4:09 am


    Very effective Darlene. I must give this a try. Love the colours. Thanks.

  10. wrote on August 9th, 2018 at 8:02 pm


    This is an incredible card and technique!

  11. wrote on August 10th, 2018 at 11:19 am


    At first glance, I thought you used TH alcohol inks. 😄 Such a pretty card Darlene.

  12. wrote on August 11th, 2018 at 10:46 pm

    Sherry W.

    Nice! I have not seen this technique before. I’ll have to go see what I have to try it. Thanks!

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