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. 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!

  2. 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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