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Monday, 14 November 2016

Metallic Floral Notes card (by Anne)


How to make it:
  1. Spread the paste thinly over the stamp with a palette knife and leave to dry for 24-48 hours. Carefully peel away and trim off rough edges. This doesn’t harm the stamp and leaves the stamp clean.
  2. Stamp the image with Versamark and heat emboss with the chunky powder. Note: using chunky powder gives a lovely distressed metallic effect but the image detail is lost. If you prefer a cleaner and more detailed stamped image then use a fine detail powder.
  3. Trim the card and blend Distress Ink in around the edges. Colour the image with Distress Ink and a damp brush. Note: The embossed areas will resist the ink making colouring easy. When dry dab off any ink remaining on the embossed areas. The ink won’t dry when sat on top of the embossing, so this will avoid accidental smudging of the ink onto the background (as I had!).
  4. Pierce the border and draw faux stitching and edging with metallic pen. Finish with a bow and PVA pearls.


  1. Great technique, Anne. Thank you for sharing. I have the paste so will be experimenting! ;~}

  2. How creative and clever Anne and what beautiful colours you have used. The relief paste looks great to use for this technique, I must give it a try. x

  3. A stunning card Anne, I love the colour combo :) x

  4. Absolutely stunning Anne,beautifully designed and coloured, love it all, Kate x

  5. Wow, stunning work! Love these flowers, the gold and blue tones and the faux stitching!

  6. What a fabulous project, the colours are stunning.


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