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Monday, 24 February 2020

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 251

As I said in my last DT post for Crafty Cardmakers, I recently did a session on rubber stamping for my crafts group. And this time, I've got another card that I made as a technique sample.

I wanted to show how you can combine watercolour with heat embossing. I embossed two sizes of the image (a very old mounted stamp from Hobby Art) in clear, then created a coloured background using Promarker water based pens. I used the same pens to give a bit more definition to the butterflies. The three foreground butterflies were stamped with Versafine ink and embossed in gold. I added colour to them, again, with Promarker water based pens.

The sentiment also uses a very old stamp. A long time ago - I'd estimate around 15 years - there was a craft show at Olympia which started out s a knitting and stitching show, but also covered papercrafts. And one time when I visited, someone was selling pre-inked stamps. They're a strange design. I call them stamps, but it's more as if there's a slit in a plastic layer in the shape of the wording. Anyway, they are filled with black ink, but it's slow enough to dry to be embossable. And that's what I did here.

And that's it. I do hope you can join us this time.

5 comments:

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Very pretty card Josephine. Happy crafty week, Angela xXx

Kim x said...

Lovely card Josephine, I'm sure they will have enjoyed heat embossing. It's still magic even after all these years.
Hugs Kimx

Glenda Atkins said...

Quite a beautiful card Josephine, loving those butterflies! Have a great day!
hugs
Glenda

Judy McKay said...

Very pretty card Josephine. Love the design. Have a creative week. Judy

crafty said...

These butterflies are so pretty
Mary

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