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Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Artistic Etchings meets emboss resist

independent stampin up demonstrator zoe tant
Warm wishes to you all and here is a change from the Christmas Theme which I shared with one of my techniques clubs yesterday.  We looked at emboss resist but stamped images prior to embossing the Medallion stamp over the top in clear emboss powder and then brayered colour over the whole image to mostly blot out the background and just leave it showing through the embossed image.  We also looked at using the Fancy Flower punch which I tempted them with prior to its reinstatement hopefully soon.  We punched two flowers and scrunched them with a brushover with the aqua painter to help soften the fibres.  To make the centre of the flower punch a circle, here a 3/4" and cover it with sticky strip.  Then starting from the outside slowly wind the ribbon round the circle moving inwards and pushing it firmly onto the sticky strip.  You may need to use a mini glue dot to tuck and stick the end down in the centre. 
The new Broadsheet Alphabet set is great for highlighting individual letters like the 'T' in thanks and the remainder of the Thanks is from Thank You Kindly stamp set.  I used the spiral punch on a piece of scrap textured cherry cobbler to make it easy to thread the ribbon through it like stitching.  The remainder of the stamps are all from the fabulous Artistic Etchings set which I won at convention in prize patrol.  This would also make a great Valentine's card with an alternative sentiment of loved one's initial. 
Off to get ready for the tennis club Christmas meal so back soon.  Keep safe and warm.
Hugs Zx


  1. looks good Zoë looking forward to having a go.

  2. fab card Zoe what a great use of Artistic Etchings. Emma xx

  3. Zoe this is absolutely stunning and persuading me to get both medalion and artistic etchings. Love it! Keep well.

  4. Looks like I missed another good one Zoe.... Love how you've threaded the ribbon through the spiral punched edge, what a great idea. I'm really looking forward to getting all my goodies & catching up with these great techniques.

    Hugs x


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