Saturday, 14 September 2013

Happy Birthday Card


Over at the PA blog Alison has been clear embossing Fresco paint and over at Stampotique this week, they are asking to see a new technique. Now although embossing isn't new to me, it is using it over a paint.


Close up of the embossed diamonds using pansy fresco through the stencil.  Love how it came out because it's pitted.


I added some script in seedless preserve distress ink, blasted it with the heat gun and then gave it a wash of watered down mushroom.



As I'd put a bit too much on in the top right hand corner I need to break it up, so stamped the happy birthday in seedless preserve onto a plain white heart.  

The Stampotique image is one I coloured in a while ago whilst experimenting with the distress markers.

24 comments:

Helen said...

Like this a lot, I found the embossing over paint great fun. Love how you've filled the gaps in the stencilling with the script stamp.

craftimamma said...

Love it Sam! Someone's going to be mucho happy to have this on display. I agree the embossing does look fab with the texture it creates and the Stampotique image is great.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Amanda said...

Moth fab brilliant, great card
Love
Amanda x

Rosie Schirrmeister said...

so wonderful, Sam.

Have a nice weekend

Sue OConnell said...

Great background and colouring in

dutchstamptramp said...

Beautiful! Thanks for showing the step by step photo's and for joining the Stampotique DC

Trish said...

Fab background Sam! Lovely layers, and colours

massofhair said...

Love Moth Fab, she was one of my first Stampotique stamps!

Gorgeous card, still trying to understand how to emboss the paint. Hoping Leandra will demo at HSNW:-)

Julie Ann Lee said...

Love this card Sam! I can't wait to try this technique. I haven't had a chance yet, but you and Helen both seem to have taken to it really well! Julie Ann x

Marianne said...

Ahhh this is a lovely card. Great background and colour. I love these purples. xxx Marianne

Sid said...

Super colour and effect Sam !

Sarah Dunkley said...

That's Fab hun! x

Paula Whittaker said...

loving the background and the finished card design.

Buttons said...

Love the choice of Stampotique image for this card. It suits the super background perfectly. Hugs, Jenny x

hazel said...

A gorgeous card Sam, I love Moth.
xxx Hazel.

Gez Butterworth said...

Great background and card Sam. Thank you for joining the Stampotique Designers challenge. Gez

butterfly said...

Great card - love the mushroom to mute the purply-pinks, and the texture from the embossing works really well.
Alison x

Sue said...

This is fab Sam, I love the colours here, and they make a great background for Moth Fab xx

isisimaginings.com said...

Love it, it's gorgeous.

Kay Wallace said...

Love your birthday card, Sam! Even more I love the embossing with paint and the resultant color palette! Total winner!!

Ginger said...

This is lovely Sam and perfect for the Stampotique Challenge. x

Kay Wallace said...

Congrats on being a Design Team Favorite this week, Sam! Well deserved!

Samantha Read said...

Lovely card Sam! Thanks for joining in with us at Stampotique this week.xx

Samantha Read said...

Lovely card Sam! Thanks for joining in with us at Stampotique this week.xx

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