Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Vintage Grasses and verses

Morning all!

Today, I thought I'd add one of my cards featured in the Create and Craft magazine, which doesn't seem to be online yet, but I have received my paper copy in the post already so hopefully it will be online soon.

It was a lovely feature and the photography was really nicely done, Thanks to Laura Atri, the lovely lady who asked me the questions and gave me lots of nice compliments and answered all my emails as needed.

I managed to make the embellishment on the card look like wood but it is actually just a piece of card that I inked to within an inch of its life with trusty Tim Holtz inks, and the stamps were Grasses and Verses by woodware with frantage embossing powers. The backing paper is a vintage craftwork cards paper which is gorgeous.

I used a glue stick and got a really gloopy (technical term) mess onto the page. I also sprinkled on lots of different colours and mixed some clear ultra thick into it too... Inked up my stamp ready then I got the heat gun out.... Oooo stand back.

After melting all the utee, I dropped the stamp into it and pressed hard. Left to set just for a few seconds. Don't leave it to go cool though, in case it sets yours stamp into it, especially for the polymer ones. Then get inking again or adding some glossy accents; I used some rock candy from Tim again because it has a really nice sparkle.

Hope you like it... Let me know.


  1. Oh my goodness! My jaw hit the ground! This is an absolutely stunning piece of work! No wonder they published it! By the way, you can avoid the blowing of the powders when you're doing UTEE by putting it in an electric skillet. I have one just for this technique & now you've inspired me to get it out again!

  2. Ahh thats nice thanks Greta once again, yeah I was really pleased with the effect on this one and love the vintage papers, to be honest you dont get alot of blowing with this because using a tombo glue stick kind of sticks the utee into it as long as you use a fair amount and get it really gloopy. I want a melting pot from Suze wineberg but I need the new Ebosser machine from crafters companion a bit more so my crafty list of needs is ever growing haha..

  3. Wow, the embossing on this is gorgeous! Thank you for playing along with us at the Stampendous Saturday Challenge.

  4. Hi Melinda Thanks so much that means alot , I love looking at your blog too. Kim xx

  5. Terrific job getting your Frantage look on, Kim! Thanks so much for entering your lovely card in our September Challenge! Best of Luck!

  6. Love this technique of pressing into the melted EP! Beautiful job! Thanks for playing along with Stampendous Embossing Challenge!

  7. Thanks Stampendous guys and Wendy xx