Wednesday 17 August 2022

Double Stamped Vellum

Some of you may know that some time ago I made a video using a new technique, whereby the front of a piece of vellum was embossed with white embossing powder, then the paper turned over and stamped on the back using the same stamp, but in a coloured ink.  The effect is really pretty especially if the image has spaces where the stamping on the reverse can show through. here I used a rose leaves stamp by Impression Obsession. The thank you is by Memory Box and I used some of the vellum for the shadow part of the die cut, adding a white payer beneath it to allow the stamping to show through, This is popped up onto foam tape. I think that the overall effect is really delicate.
The folks at Split Coast Stampers asked me to do a tutorial for them and you can find that here

 Double stamped Vellum

This is a second video which I made using the technique.

Sunday 7 August 2022

Pine Trees

The challenge at CAS Christmas 

This month it's PINE!

I'm not really sure where the die for the trees came from but it's only about 1in across!
The background is a print from a Gelli plate background. I use dies from Presscut for the squares and the circle aperture. The pine tree die is just a frame die,  so I cut the circle aperture in the square just a tad smaller so I could attach it.
I think I must get out my Gelli plate again, this background has been sculling away in a drawer for a while!

Monday 1 August 2022


It's time for another challenge at CAS Mix Up, which this time is to include Emboss Resist!

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Emboss Resist is an old technique using different Heat Embossing techniques.
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provided by our design team.  I guarantee that you will be inspired to play along!
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I thought that this small Stamplorations bubble wrap stamp looked rather like honeycomb, so I stamped in Versamark, embossed with clear embossing powder and inked with a few shades of Distress Oxide Inks, applied with blending brushes. I'm not sure of the origin of the bee die cut, but it was coloured with marker pens and then glazed with Nuvo Crystal Glaze. The hello is from a long string die, but I chopped off the ends.