Whale Done Emboss Resist

Stampin’ Up! comes up with some of the funkiest names for colours and stamp sets every year. I love it! Whale Done is a great play on words and includes great sentiments to congratulate someone on their achievements, but in this post I’m going to show you how to use the Whale Done stamp set with the emboss resist technique to create a unique Father’s Day card for that special guy that loves the sea.

Whale Done Emboss Resist

No fancy fold used on this card but the card front could be used on a tunnel card…hmmm…that’s got me thinking {smile}. As always it has been designed to fit into a standard sized envelope.

Whale Done Emboss ResistThe papers in the Whale of a Time suite are BEAUTIFUL! I mean they are really stunning and we could be forgiven for NEVER chopping into them {smile} but what happens when we do or when they’re no longer available?

Solution? Make your own patterned papers! In this card you will create an embossed patterned paper layer that will overlay the dry embossed Seabed 3D in Pacific Blue card stock, layered on a Pacific Blue card base. This card uses the technique emboss resist with the Whale Done stamp set, clear embossing powder and sponged with Soft Sea Foam and Balmy Blue inks. The fish from the Whale Done stamp set are used cleverly with the emboss resist technique also. The seahorse image from Seaside Notions is embossed in white and the emboss resist technique used again with Pretty Peacock. Finally, the sentiment is white embossed onto Balmy Blue card stock and cut into segments.

Emboss Resist Whale Done card instructions

  • Pacific Blue card stock 14.5 cm x 21 cm
  • Pacific Blue card stock 13.5 cm x 9.5 cm, embossed with Seabed 3D embossing folder
  • Whisper White card stock 11.5 cm x 7.5 cm
  • Whisper white scrap paper
  • Balmy Blue scrap paper

Score Pacific Blue card stock landscape at 10.5 cm. Creating a portrait card base.

Glue embossed Pacific Blue card stock to front of card.

Using the stamparatus and the coral image from Whale Done, alternate stamping between Coastal Cabana and Versamark, before moving the stamp to the next location on the card stock. Repeat several times, stamping image leaving space for Highland Heather coral.

Repeat above step using Highland Heather.

Sprinkle with clear embossing powder and use heat gun to set.

Whale Done Emboss Resist

Emboss resist technique

Sponge Soft Sea Foam over the entire embossed piece. Sponge Balmy Blue just over the coral images.

Stamp fish in various colours (see list above) over the embossed piece.

Whale Done Emboss ResistGlue to card front at a slight angle closer to the top of the embossed layer.

On a piece of scrap Whisper White, stamp the seahorse from Seaside Notions in Versamark, sprinkle with white embossing powder and use heat gun to set.

Sponge Pretty Peacock over seahorse and fussy cut.

Whale Done Emboss ResistGlue seahorse to card front.

The sentiment

Stamp sentiment from A Good Man stamp set onto Balmy Blue card stock with Versamark. Sprinkle with white embossing powder and use heat gun to set.

Using an X-ACTO cutting knife and a metal ruler, cut the words in segments.

Using mini-dimensionals adhere the sentiment to the card front.

Whale Done Emboss Resist

Whale Done Emboss Resist Card Supplies

Card Stock

  • Pacific Blue
  • Whisper White
  • Balmy Blue

Colouring Tools

  • Versamark
  • Clear embossing powder
  • White embossing powder
  • Ink pad colours: Coastal Cabana & Highland Heather (coral); Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Bumblebee & Blackberry Bliss (fish).

Stamp Sets

  • Whale Done
  • Seaside Notions
  • A Good Man


  • Stamparatus
  • Embossing Buddy
  • Heat Gun
  • Sponges
  • Paper snips


  • Multipurpose liquid glue
  • Mini-dimensionals

All supplies are available in my Stampin’ Up! shop.

I’ve made my first YouTube video showing you how to make this card! Check it out here!

Thank you for stopping by today. I am excited to explore different ways we can use our craft stash. It is my mission that every stamp set purchased never sits unused on a shelf! That’s what it means to be ‘eager to stamp’! Finding the time and using the product {smile}



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