Super Simple with CZ: Classic Watermarked Backgrounds + Emboss Resist

Hi friends! Happy Wednesday! Please join me in welcoming special guest Cathy Zielske back to our blog as a special guest! Read on and be sure to watch the video for all the info and enjoy!

Hi Simon friends! Cathy Z. here and today I’m sharing a few simple card projects featuring an oldie but goodie technique: the watermarked background.

Using embossing ink only, I created a simple tone-on-tone look for my card panels using the Chunky Flower 6 x 6 cling stamp.

Before I started making cards in 2017, I never realized that embossing ink was using in conjunction with embossing powder. I know that sounds hard to believe, but it’s true. 

Prior to this time, I just used embossing ink to create a simple watermarked image on my cardstock. I forget how much I love this look, especially when trying to create a subtle tone-on-tone image for my backgrounds and panels.

Here is a video showing you how I created these cards projects!

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Thanks so much for stopping by, and thanks to Cathy for being our guest!

  1. Always appreciate seeing ways to use embossing products. Thanks for sharing your cards and video–stay well.

  2. My son’s birthday is coming soon and I want to find a gift. I think cards is the best choice. I also read blog here and want to help my son with his homework. Therefore, I will give my son 2 gifts — one material, and the second educational. I think it will be cool!

  3. Such a stunningly result from a simple technique, beautiful cards. Thank you for reminding me to use this technique. Stay safe and happy creating x

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