Friday, 11 April 2008


I have been having a bit of a playday today. Its hard when the kids are off school. But today 'J' decided to buy a game from his birthday money on the Wii. He got the Mario Kart and its fab, well it kept them both quiet apart from the cheers and groans, lol.

Anyway, today I thought I would play with stampbord, something I haven't used in a long while. Firstly I used daubers (pg 81) and with the ink pads green galore, tempting turquoise and brilliant blue. I gradually built up the ink using the pads in the order above. It was just a case of dabbing the ink from the pad to the little inch tiles I used. Then I inked up my stamp with black Stazon and carefully took one tile at a time and placed it on the stamp, holding them all carefully in place until the stamp was covered. Then I used an etching pen to scrap away sections to give it some high lights in places. I just so love this stamp set, Summer by the Sea (pg 48).

I then took each tile and using versamark inked them up and sprinkled clear embossing powder onto the tiles. I did this about 3 times on each tile. It then seals in the ink and gives it all a nice gloss finish. I then matted it all onto Brillian blue, green galore and Tempting turquoise cardstock. Then used some of my own heavy weight card for the base.

Here is a close up. Enjoy!


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Janice said...

ooh that's that lovely stamp from Stampin' Up that I have been coveting. Great effect with the stampbord.

Hazel said...

Very effective! (I've got some stampbord somewhere - think I might try and find it and do something with it)

Helen said...

This is beautiful Melanie!