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Hi, I'm Pam and thank you for visiting my blog. I have been making cards for over 10 years and am an independent demonstrator for Creative Expressions. I am lucky enough to teach on cruise ships and also get the chance to demo at The Big Stamping and Scrapbooking Show at Alexander Palace. I run workshops for a local craft shop and if anyone would like details of the them please e-mail me at stephen.smith870@ntlworld.com I love to scrapbook but my all time favourite thing is to get messy with ink!

Thursday 20 June 2013

Craft Stamper

Good Morning Bloggers.  Well this is a surprise, me blogging 2 days in a row!

There is a reason for it and the clue is in the blog title!

I was merrily flicking through my new Craft Stamper magazine when I saw a layered embossing technique.  It looked so cool that I had to give it a try.  Then I saw that Craft Stamper have a competition running to enter your efforts using this technique so here's mine!

I started by covering a wall hanging with Eco Green White Acrylic Paint and made sure it was dry before coating the whole piece with Perfect Medium. 
I've put various colours of Cosmic Shimmer Ultra Thick Embossing Powder on it in gradients allowing some of the colours to blend where they meet.
The colours I used were Lapis Sapphire, Blue Raspberry, Midnight Blue, Arctic Lake and Tropic Pearl.  After heating embossing the whole piece, I've smeared some more Perfect Medium onto it and added more colour.

The next stage was to ink through a mask with Perfect Medium again and heat emboss using Cosmic Shimmer True White Powder.  I've stamped a few images with Black Archival Ink in the background from the Dandelion Wished stamp set from Creative Expressions.

The next step was to stamp some sentiments from Art Sayings and a large dot background stamp onto single ply tissue using Black Archival Ink.  I applied the tissue to the wall hanging using Beeswax that I had melted in my Melt Pot.  The stamps used are by Sam Poole at Creative Studios.
I edged the whole think with Eco Green Black Acrylic Paint applied using a piece of Cut 'n Dry Foam.

I die cut some of the Spellbinder D Lite dies in black card and stuck them on with Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue.

The final steps were to make up some 3d roses and some flowers using the Spellbinder Carnation Creations Dies, stamp some leaves from the Wise Friend stamps and dip all of them into clear UTEE (again using the Melt Pot).

To finish, I added a metal embellishment made up from small bits and pieces I had in my stash and Creative Expressions ribbons tied around the string hanger.
I do hope you like it, the photo isn't the best as it really doesn't show the shine of the layered embossing.

That's all for today as it was a marathon step by step!
Until next time, have a happy, crafty day!


Christine B. said...

Wow Pam this is gorgeous. Love all the layers you have put on it. Good Luck. Hugs x ChrisB

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

well done Pam did enjoy the step by step there really is a good reason to be late for WOYWW, Shaz in Oz.x

Angelnorth said...

Your layered embossing turned out beautifully, love seeing the progress of the different layers! Thanks for joining us in the Craft Stamper challenge!

scrappymo! said...

Good luck with the contest...your submission is so lovely and I like the walk through of you making it.

Jenny Marples said...

OMG this is fabulous Pam!!!! The CS background works just perfectly with your die cut embellishments and the UTEE is the icing on the cake with this. Hugs, Jenny x

Sue from Oregon said...

Loved looking at the steps you did to make this pretty!!!

Sue Kment

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