Tag Archives: Embossing

Mandala madness

Mandala Madness

Sharing a birthday card with you which was quite fun but simple to make. I used the Gina K Design Mandala Maker Stamp , had lots of fun deciding the pattern. I used the Gina K Design Wreath Maker, stamping each time using embossing ink, which took a long time to dry, allowing me to cover with the Tonic fine white embossing powder.

After I coloured the background using Tim Holtz Distress Oxide – Salty Ocean – such a lovely deep colour and so easy to work with.

The sentiment was then stamped using the Salty Ocean ink. Such a simple but effective card to make.

I want to enter the card in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – Happy Birthday

Build a Rose

Build a Rose

Today I thought I would share with you a card with you which I made for a old school friends recent 60th birthday using the Altenew Build a Rose stamp set. I used the Glacier Cave blue ink set, with some secondary stamping to create lighter blues to build up the flower. Initially I thought that it would be hard to line all the stamps, but with some practice (and still not all are perfect) I had fun creating these roses. The leaves were made using the Tropical Forest green ink set as I liked the freshness of the bamboo ink.

I used the die set to cut out the embossed card to help the roses to add focus on the centre of the card where I placed the personalised sentiment.

I wish to enter the card in the following challenge.

The Flower Challenge – Sketch #31

Sign of Spring?

Sign of Spring?

Are you waiting for spring to arrive? Today I am sharing a card made using Stampin’ Up Tranquil Tulips.

I stamped using Poppy Parade and Granny Apple green, embossed Poppy Parade card stock embossed with Tufted Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

  • I am entering the card in the following challenge:
  • Global Design Project #175: Theme Challenge

One stamp – 3 Ways

One stamp – 3 Ways

Today I wanted to show you a stamp I have fallen in love with, which can be so versatile – the Anemone background stamp made by The Ton

The first one was stamped on watercolour paper, embossed with Tonic Gold powder and coloured using Altenew watercolour paint Bamboo, Forest Green, Crimson and Sunkissed paints – I then cut the sentiment in Lime Green and Navy card to co-ordinate with the border and leaves. The edge of the card was coloured using Distress Ink -Spiced Marmalade and Barn Door to pull in the colours of the flowers.

The second and third cards were embossed on normal white card using The Ton fine Rose Gold embossing powder was then again watercoloured using Altenew paints – Forest Green, Bamboo, Mountain Mist and Lagoon, allowed to dry and layered with co-ordinating background. The die cut sentiment Hello was embossed with the Rose Gold and placed on the card.

The third card I thought that they looked so pretty that I decided to leave one of them as it was and just layer with rose gold mirror card and add a rose gold sentiment. Don’t you love how it is so fine that it shows all the details of the stamp shown in the card close up?

This show how one stamp can create a number of different cards. Hope you like them.


Thanks with Stampin’ Up

I just love water colouring with Stampin’ Up inks. For this card, stamped Whisper White card with Tonic white embossing powder and coloured the flowers by wetting the card and using Tangelo Twist, Bermuda Bay and Concord Crush liquid ink to create the coloured effect. The image was then cut out and layered on to Tangelo Twist card, then layered on to White Whisper White card which too was dry embossed, and layered on to a Tangelo Twist before being stuck down on to the card. The sentiment Thanks was stamped with Tangelo Twist and layered across to finish the card.

This card is to be entered in:

Global Design Project 126: Sketch Challenge

Less is More #365 Challenge – 7th Birthday CAS Dry Embossing

Stampin' Up Thanks