Thursday, 9 May 2013

Double Embossing - EWV MAC #10

The current challenge for the Everything Wendy Vecchi Group was double embossing, in line with Wendy's tutorials.

I started by inking up the heart stamp with two colours of Brilliance.  Because Brilliance isn't a permanent ink, I immediately embossed with detail clear powder.  Then used a versamark pen to fill in all the blank areas in the heart and embossed again with the clear powder.

I inked up the rest of the tag with distress ink, and then stamped the brick wall.  The heart resisted the ink from the bricks, tho it looks like I missed wiping a little off, because when I added the gorgeous blue/gold embossing powder, a little bit did stick and then melted on the heart. Rats.

I flicked a bit of water over the distress to create freckles.

I love Wendy's 'Pillow Ticking' stamp - as a kid we had pillows with this lining!  I love it even more now I realise I can use it to create a criss cross pattern!  How great!  Unfortunately, the two colours I chose are too similar, but it would be really cool with really different colours.

I coloured up the baker's twine with distress stain, and added a Hope tag from my stash...think it is an Idea-ology one.  Finished off with the dotty ribbon through the hole!


Distress Stain: Victorian Velvet, Peacock Feathers
Distress Ink: Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans, Squeezed Lemonade, Victorian Velvet
Brilliance: Galaxy Gold, Rocket Red
Versamarker pen

Studio  490: Love to Make art (SCS029), Art Fit For a Queen (LCS040), Graffiti Art (LCS095)

Bling and other stuff
American Crafts: Ribbon and Baker's Twine
Stampendous Embossing Powder: Detail Clear, Golden Ocean
Hope tag from stash


  1. Very nice!!! And the ticking stamp across itself - cool!

  2. That's lovely - like the des of embossing on the brilliance

  3. Beautiful tag! Love the brick wall and embossing.