Sunday, 10 April 2011

Embossing on a sunday

I've been having a lovely relaxing sunday, basking in the glorious sunshine though the windows and making some ATCs.

I have a drawer full of embossing powders but haven't used any of them for ages - mainly because its very difficult to do heat embossing on a lap tray in front of the telly :-(  However, the latest challenge in on the Stamp Man Challenge blog was embossing...and I just got the Tim Holtz compendium of curiosities book... so I was inspired to have a go at some new techniques.

Here are two ATCs I made (I think I like the red one best!):

I'm going to enter them into the Stamp Man challenge and I'm also going to enter the blue one into the Sundays Stampers challenge (although it's definitely not a patch on the gorgeous tag Hels Sheridan has made!)

To make the background I stamped the script and embossed it with clear embossing powder, then inked over the top with distress inks. I created the hearts from some Maya Road chipboard hearts and the triple embossing technique described here (thanks to Vix for the fantastic tutorial). I love the texture it creates. The blue heart was using some moonglow embossing powder and has produced a lovely shimmery effect thats maybe a bit hard to see in the photos.

On an unrelated note, tip of the week is that glossy photo paper and rubber stamping don't mix - unless the aim is to spend 20 minutes scrubbing your stamps to get rid of the layer of paper now stuck to them!  Ooops!  Should I have realised that would happen?



  1. Beautiful ATC's. Love the embossing and they are both great although I am partial to blues. Thanks for sharing and have a lovely day.

  2. gorgeous atc's!!! fabulous details!! =)
    hugs, SannaS

  3. these are gorgeous... the blue is my fave, love the LOVE word subtle in the background... thanks for joining in with the SUnday sTamper

  4. Great ATCs. Love 'em both.


  5. just hopped here and love your fabulous tags. I'm looking forward to seeing what comes next! Penny

  6. What fabulous ATCs, they are both beautiful. I love the colours and hearts you have used and they fit perfectly with our embossing challenge at The Stamp Man, thanks for taking part and sharing them with us.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  7. These are beautiful, I love them both. The love stamped into your blue one is perfect x

  8. I like them both, but think I prefer the red one the best, they are both gorgeous


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