Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Peony card from Stampendous show

Here is another card from last Wednesday's Ideal World/Stampendous show for the International Event.

I demonstrated with the Stampendous CRS5001 CLING - Jumbo Peony stamp 

I chalked an A5 piece of white card then stamped the peony in black ink onto the card so that I could use it as a guide to add the enamels.

I had prepared another that I had embossed with aged black embossing enamel, chalked, then cut out to place over the top once I had finished adding the enamels, glitters, and glass fragments.

I used mainly the shabby enamels, letting them flow from the bottom of the peony design before heating from underneath.

Heating from underneath without any ink gives a more natural flow than applying ink from a pad.  Using pens to hold the powders tend to give a scribble effect so perhaps try painting the card randomly with embossing ink, a Versamark re-inker would be good to paint onto the card or, a glue stick like Tombow clear glue stick is also possible if you are struggling without any ink.

There is no right or wrong way to do it so best to try it out and see which way suits you.  The main aim for this flowing type of encrusted jewel technique is that it should look random with a natural flow.

Once this had cooled down I added the embossed cut out peony.

As the dragonfly chippie is a shape, I inked it with Versamark ink before adding the enamels, glitters and glass.  Unfortunately the photos don't show how gorgeous the colours and textures are.

Chippies are available in many shapes HERE.  I'll be showing a lot more with these as they are great with the enamels

Here's a reminder of the shows we have for the rest of June and July where I'll be demonstrating these techniques.  Local people note the show in Leeds, I want to remind you as I know people who didn't know about the last show were disappointed to have missed it.

Rainton Meadows, Houghton-le-Spring, Sunderland, DH4 5PH (10am-3pm)
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Doncaster Rugby Club, Doncaster, DN2 5QB (10am-3pm)
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Leeds Grammar School, Leeds, LS17 8GS (10am-3pm)
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Bonus Arena at KC Stadium, Hull, HU3 6JU (10am-3pm)
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Thanks for visiting

Jill x


  1. beautiful card
    i am really enjoying using your products!!!

  2. Thanks for this Jill - hadn't thought of heating embossing powder mixes from underneath without using some form of glue/ink is a scary but empowering idea. Gotta try that. Hugs, Buttons x

  3. Fabulous Jill! I have to give it a go. Wiah i could be over there to get to one of your shows. loved seeing you on the Telly. Have a great week. Angela


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