Monday, August 17, 2009

Embossed Kindred Spirits

Last month's Technique Class was Embossing. I thought everyone has 'been there, done that' with embossing, but I had a few requests to run a class, and even most of my seasoned stampers (SS) came along. To make the class a bit more interesting for even the SS, I tried to incorporate a few of the more unusual embossing techniques. Most people tend to think gold or silver for embossing, but for this card, we embossed the main image in white. We also embossed on Designer Series Paper, for something a bit different. Don't you just love how the image and papers co-ordinate?! It pleases my matchy-matchy heart. Gotta love Stampin' Up!
For the greeting, I showed my class attendees how to emboss using Dye Inks...just ink your stamp in Versamark first, and then the dye ink, and emboss with clear powder, so the words are raised and shiny.
How nice are these Filigree Brads?? They have to be my favourite brads in the whole catalogue. I love using a Rhinestone brad in the centre of them, rather than just a silver one, for extra bling.

Only 2 sleeps now until Incentive Trip (yes I'm a wee bit excited!!). I'm planning on updating my blog while I'm in Noosa, so you won't have to miss me too much ;o)

Materials (all Stampin' Up!)
stamps: Kindred Spirits, Upsy Daisy
ink: Versamark, Basic Grey
card: Basic Grey, Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Urban Garden DSP
other: Corner Rounder Punch, Filigree Bards, Rhinestone Brads, Kiwi Kiss satin Ribbon, White Embossing Powder, Clear Embossing Powder, Embossing Buddy


  1. This is beautiful Marelle - the colours,paper and brad are all my favourites. The brads are next on my list! Thanks for sharing.
    Louise E

  2. Yep, gotta love matchy-matchy :)

    Will be thinkin' of you having a blast in Noose! Have a champers in the spa for me :)

    S x

  3. I meant NoosA, of course.... ;-)

  4. Hey Marelle,

    Nice card you clever thing and have a great time in Noosa.


  5. Beautiful Marelle. I did the dye ink embossing on some name place cards a while back and they came up a treat! Also, in case you don't see it elsewhere, I want to thank you for posting your mini launch idea. I pinched your Baja Breeze/So Saffron M&T to do at my own launch as a M&T and I used the 7's box as a couple of door prizes filled with embellishments from mini catty. Thanks for the ideas.

  6. That looks fabulous. I used the same technique last week on a card and was so happy with how it turned out.
    Have a fab time in Noosa!!

  7. Annette Therik18/8/09 9:46 am

    Hi Marelle,
    I so relate to your "matchy matchy" comment. It was what appealed to me so much about Stampin Up....



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