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Thursday, 19 April 2012

Vintage Lady

Hi Everyone.

The Simply Amazing stamps shouted out to me this month.  I designed this for the NEC stand.

Materials needed:
Die cut scroll.
Backing paper with script on it.
Distress inks in chipped sapphire, black soot, vintage photo, milled lavender.
Adirondack – woodlands.

Martha Stuart punch.
Clear embossing ink.
WOW stamp sets:
WOW Embossing powders:

Take your white tag and stamp dots on each side with clear embossing ink.  Sprinkle clear embossing powder and heat set.   Once cool put distress ink over the tag in blue, purple and go around the edges in black.  Rub off excess over the embossing with a piece of kitchen towel (resist technique).
Use a piece of plain card stock to make a mat/layer to the next tag which is smaller than the first.
Stamp the brocade on white card stock with clear embossing ink, sprinkle with clear embossing powder and heat set.  Once cool put Adirondack woodlands ink over the embossing.  Rub off excess over the embossing.(resist technique). Cut this in a smaller tag shape.
Use your edge punch down both sides of a piece of white card.  Colour this in with the same distress inks you used for the original tag.
 Get a piece of ribbon which co-ordinates with your colour theme and place down the centre of the punched piece of card.
Stamp out the cameo frame with clear embossing ink and emboss with Copper powder and cut out.  Colour the edges in the same colours you used for the brocade layer.
Stamp out the cameo of the ladies face in clear embossing ink onto backing paper with script on it and emboss with lagoon powder. Cut this out and glue onto the frame.
Use a gem for a jewel around the neck.  Die cut a scroll and put the tag together.
Use ribbon through the hole at the top of the tag.

Another technique is using the pearlescent embossing powders over the foil.

Take your stamp, I've used  Make a Wish and stamp out in versmark.  Then sprinkle bonding powder over the top.  Heat set until tacky.  Take a piece of foil and place over the stamped image then either rub the foil (shiny side upwards) over the top, or use an iron without steam placing it over the stamped image, foil and a piece of copy paper, or if not too thick run it through a laminator. (full instructions on the foil packaging). Don't worry if areas are missing or has not been foiled, it only adds to the distressed look.  Stamp the same image over the other one (it will look slightly off, don't get it perfectly over the top of the other)in versamark and sprinkle one of the pearlescent coloured embossing powders over the top.  These embossing powders are all white in the jar, only when you heat them do they change colours.  You can get some fantastic effects 'shadow' stamping.

I'll show you the thin layer of embossing powder technique next time. 

Speak soon or see some more creations at my blog:
Sue O'Connell
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  1. Beautiful! Love the layers on both, as well as showing both foils and embossing off to a tee :)

  2. This is so very fab! I love al the different technics you have used Sue!

  3. Gorgeous - love the shadow technique!