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Taking it A Little Further (A Craft Stamper Post)

By Lydia Brooke Evans 

Hi there and Happy Thursday! So it’s my time of the month to post over on on Craft Stamper Magazine Blog, every first Thursday I’ll be sharing a card taking an idea from my article that month.

This month I showed a technique using heat embossing, inking and then taking the embossing off to create a matt, flat surface to then stamp onto. In the article it was very subtle but to today the card is very vibrant so you can see it works from a lot of different styles.

*Stamp the paisleys from Wplus9 ‘Paisley Patterns’ in Versa Mark and heat emboss using a clear powder.
*Ink the card base using Distress Ink and a blending tool (Picked Raspberry, Peacock Feathers and Spiced Marmalade).
*Using the technique shown in the July 2012 Issue ‘Emboss On, Emboss Off’ remove the clear embossing powder from your project.
*Stamp the sentiment from Winnie & Walter ‘The Big, The Bold and You’ and cover with glossy accents. 

By using this technique you can add lots of inked layers and still be able to stamp on a flat surface.

If you have created something that was inspired by my article I would totally love to see it! Leave a link to your project in the comments section. I’ll pop on over and take a look.

Hugs, Lydia xxx

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