How to Make a Stenciled Background for your Card

How to Stencil a Faceted Background for your CardDistress Oxide Emboss Resist Card

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When you aren’t sure what to do on a card, Distress Oxide emboss resist might be the answer. What in the world is that, you say?

Don’t let this fancy name fool you. Remember my motto, “if I can do it, you can too.” I only do quick and simple techniques, and this one is super easy. All you are going to do is stamp, emboss, then blend with some Distress Oxide inks. Yes, it really is that simple.

For the beautiful flower on this card, I used the Daisy Delight stamp set from Gina K. As you can see, the large daisy takes up almost the entire front of the card. 

Quick Links1 How to Distress Oxide Emboss Resist2 What You Need to Make This Card3 Distress Oxide Emboss Resist Daisy Flower Card Measurements4 How to Make the Card

How to Distress Oxide Emboss Resist

Let’s first talk about how to do this technique, and then I will explain how to create the rest of the card. To emboss resist, you must first emboss.

For this card, I used some white embossing powder and some VersaMark ink to stamp the flower. I always use a Misti stamping tool when I stamp so I can get perfect alignment. Stamp the flower with the VersaMark ink on a 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ piece of white cardstock. Heat the embossing powder with a heating tool until it melts.

Now comes the fun part. Take some ink and some blending tools and blend the colors onto the paper. For this card, I used Faded Jeans, Seedless Preserves, and Peacock Feathers. I started with the Seedless Preserves and used a blending brush to color the inside of the flower. Then I used the light blue to blend the rest of the flower. Finally, I used the dark ink on the edges of the card. As you can see from the picture, I intentionally didn’t blend the dark color because I wanted some light blue to shine through.

Distress Ink Daisy

What You Need to Make This Card

Distress Oxide Emboss Resist Daisy Flower Card Measurements

  • White card base – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored at 4-1/4″
  • Purple cardstock – 5-1/4″ x 4″
  • White cardstock for embossing layer – 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (will be cut to 5″ x 3-3/4″

How to Make the Card

The first thing we will do is create the Distress Oxide Resist daisy on the piece of 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ piece of white cardstock just like I explained it above.

Position the “Happy Birthday” stamp from the same stamp set in the corner and stamp it with purple.

Take that piece and cut it down to 5″ x 3-3/4″.

Now, let’s put it all together. Use some Gina K Connect Glue to glue the embossed piece to the purple cardstock. Use Foam Squares to adhere that piece to the white cardstock base. Now add some embellishments. Easy peasy!

Here’s what I used to make this card. These are compensated affiliate links at no cost to you. Thank you so much for supporting my blog!

Solar White – 25 pk, Neenah Classic Crest Cardstock

Hero Hues Lavender, Hero Arts Cardstock

Daisy Delight, Gina K Designs Clear Stamps

Mini MISTI Laser Etched Stamping Tool (6-1/8 X 7), My Sweet Petunia

VersaMark Ink Pad

Alabaster, Brutus Monroe Ultra Fine Embossing Powder

Dual Speed Heat Tool, WOW

Faded Jeans, Ranger Distress Ink Pad

Seedless Preserves, Ranger Distress Oxide Ink Pad

Peacock Feathers, Ranger Distress Oxide Ink Pad

Blending Buddy Ink Blending Tool White Bristles, Trinity Stamps

Foam Squares – Black, Gina K Designs

Connect Glue, Gina K Designs

Clear Round Drops Mix Two, Studio Katia Crystals

Distress Ink Emboss Resist Daisy


  • Lauren Fieldbinder
    September 11, 2020 at 7:21 am

    You are so talented! I feel like I could actually do this, thanks for walking me through how to make this stenciled backround! I can’t wait to make a card like this.

    • Lisa
      September 12, 2020 at 1:06 pm

      Thanks Lauren! I really is that easy!


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