Saturday, 18 August 2012

Embossing is fun

I love embossing, heat embossing with powders or embossing cardstock just lifts a project.   I'd like to enter this project into the Simon Says stamp and show favourite technique challenge and the WOW embossing powder monochromatic challenge.

This Stampendous large tulip stamp is one of my favourites, it makes a great focal image but also works brilliantly as a background stamp. 

for this 8" x 8" card I stamped the image twice and watercoloured it using aged mahogany distress ink.  I find pulling out the colour with a waterbrush intensifies the stamped image. 
I then drew in all the lines with an embossing ink and heat embossed with WOW white pearl powder. 
I cut out both tulips but only used some of the petals from one to mount on top of the other, curling and using silicone glue.
I stamped the background randomely not always reinking the stamp.
I coloured some white seam binding with fired brick distress stain and aged mahogany distress ink and wrapped it around some distress core-dinations card that has been lightly sanded.  I find it easier to tie a bow (this one used two lengths of ribbon) and glue it on seperately rather than tie the wrapped ribbon.
I die cut a white shape to go behind the tulip, lightly distressed around the edges then embossed using an embossing folder.
Finally I added a couple of red pearls, I usually go for odd numbers when it comes to embellishments but for this two seemed right, I think because the background is quite fussy and I wanted the tulip to be the main element I needed to keep everything else really simple.
The whole thing is mounted onto an 8" x 8" pearlised card thet has been coloured with aged mahogany.


  1. Lovely card, the water colouring is wonderful. Love your embossing too. Great layout and image. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

  2. I agree that the tulip is a great stamp. Thanks for joining us over on the WOW Challenge. Rachel x

  3. Another cracking card Jassy - looks brilliant, and the pearls set it off a treat. Good luck in the WOW! Challenge :)