Sunday, September 2, 2012

Great Impressions Stamps September Challenge - Sentiments

Happy Sunday!

It's time for another challenge on the Great Impressions Stamps Blog! September's Challenge is SENTIMENTS - with or without an image...your choice!

You know how much I love using butterflies...I figured I had time for one more butterfly project before the fall and winter ideas take over. For this project I used the Elegant Butterfly and Said the Butterfly stamps on a 4x4 coaster. IRL there is some awesome shimmer on this piece!

Have you ever used the Batik technique? Say that 5 times fast! lol It makes wonderful backgrounds and allows you to layer images using a negative-type effect.

- Stamp using Versamark Watermark, cover with clear embossing powder and then heat.
- Ink, spray, paint the background.
- Using a baby wipe or damp paper towel, clean off the embossed area(s).
- Place a piece of cardstock or even printer paper over the embossed image.
- Using a hot craft iron, press the iron over the embossed area(s) for a few seconds. Lift off the cardstock and check your image. Is it still shiny?

     - If it is, repeat the ironing, using a clean area on the card stock until the clear embossing is gone.

     - If it is not, start on the next layer!

I stamped my sentiment with Versamark Watermark and used black embossing powder. Do you see the shadow words? I dropped the stamp the first time and, of course, not all the words were clear. I used an embossing bag over the first stamp in the hopes that it would act as an eraser. It didn't work so well, but I like the effect - happy accident!

Playing along:

I hope that you've enjoyed your visit, maybe even found a little inspiration, and join us in the Great Impressions September Challenge!

If you have any questions or thoughts about this project or anything else you see on Making Mayhem, feel free to leave a comment or send an email.

Inky hugs,

Supplies used:
Stickles, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists - Sunflower, Sun Sisters, Tuscan Sun, Rum Punch, Adirondack Color Wash - Wild Plum, black and clear embossing powder, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher, scraps of twill, rose ribbon, sheer white ribbon, linen thread, lace, white tulle, found buttons and metal, pin & beads, Perfect Pearls Mist - Pearl


  1. I love how you provided instructions for this amazing card!! You make it look so easy Angi!

  2. This is beautiful! Thanks for joining our Glittery challenge at BMD! Ani

  3. OH so pretty! I see someone is having a bit more time to do some crafting and blogging!!! yea for you


  4. Love your resist with wings project and I really love how you have removed the clear emboss afterwards - absolutely brilliant. What a great idea! Thank you so much for joining us at Our Creative Corner this week. Look forward to seeing more of you.

  5. Angi, what a fabulous technique you have done. I love all the colors and 'layers'. Your work is beautiful and I just hope you play along with us again.
    Thank you for playing along with us @ OCC

  6. Wow! You've taken our resist with a twist challenge and added even another twist..I love it! What a fabulous write up on your post of the technique used here and the outcome of your card is just fantastic. Love the 'oops' and how it really added to the card as well. Very nice work here. ;)

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us at Our Creative Corner. Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again next week!
    Lisa xx

  7. Beautiful card! Great take on the challenge. Love your butterflies and all the details on your card. The color pallete is gorgeous. Thanks for playing along with us at Our Creative Corner this week!

  8. This card is lovely - the sentiment is lovely embossed and the trim absolutely gorgeous.

  9. What a cute card. So beautiful design. I have worked for the Print VIP cards company and this design inspire me so much. I really appreciate this. Thanks for sharing.


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