Monthly Archives: May 2013

Embossed Antique Brads


This is super cool!!!!

This is one of those techniques where you think, of course! I should have thought of that! lol It wasn’t me though, it was a fellow demonstrator, Di Gibbs, who I believe originally shared this technique, and Patty’s Stamping Spot blog where I came across the pictures and directions.  I had to share the post immediately! I hope you enjoy

I hope you’ll take a moment to visit Patty’s blog at:


Embossed antique brads 1

How may times have you thought about using the Antique Brads (#117273) but then decided not to use them because it wasn’t quite the right color!?  WELL.. problem solved.. emboss it with ANY color embossing powder to customize it for your project!

How to Emboss your Antique Brads:

Embossed antique brads step 1

Embossed antique brads step 2

Embossed antique brads step 3

Embossed antique brads step 4


Embossed antique brads supplies

Versamark ink pad, #102283

Antique Brads, #117273

Heat Tool #129053

Your choice of Embossing Powder:

Pool Party Embossing Powder #129398

Cherry Cobbler #122949

Melon Mambo, #123223

Basic Black, #109133

Gold, #109129

Pewter, #124114

Silver, #109131

Tangerine Tango, #123106

Tempting Turquoise, #122950

White, #109132

Wild Wasabi, #123224

Mother’s Day Triple Layer Card


Hello everyone 🙂 Today has been a really wonderful day.  I wanted to take a moment and share the triple layer card I made from the technique video I shared a few weeks ago.   I made this card for my mum and she loved it 😀

For convenience the card layer dimensions are 3 squares comprising of 1 of each: 2″ square; 3″ square; and 4″ square.  In addition, you’ll need 3 squares of cardstock to act as the mat between each layer of white cardstock.  Mat dimensions are: 1 of each: 2 1/8″ square; 3 1/8″ square; and 4 1/8″ square.  Finally, the card base I used for this card was 5″ squared.


The technique video for this card can be found HERE (will open in new window) and the PDF download file of the tutorial from SplitCoastStampers is available when you click triple stamping.

The focal stamp on this card lends itself to blending and watercolour (or in this example.. the illusion of watercolour! lol)  I think it turned out quite well.  The small salutation was punched with the Petite Curly Label punch, the background using the decorative Label punch.  I punched the shape down several times until it was sized just right — both available from Stampin’ Up!

Image 3

The butterfly I made for this card is “case”’d from my daughter, Shannon.  On the card she made for me, Shannon scored in 1/8″ intervals vertically across the butterfly punched, this makes the perfectly curved wings.  Shannon then attached it to another punched butterfly with a glue dot to create a beautifully dimensioned embellishment.  From there I added a little ribbon and some bling 🙂 viola!

Image 1The recipe:

  • Stamp set: Elements of Style; Builder Wheel, Travel Journal
  • Ink: Regal collection: Elegant Eggplant
  • Markers: Regal collection: Perfect Plum; Subtles collection
  • Card stock: Whisper White; Elegant Eggplant
  • Punches: Petite Curly Label; Decorative Label
  • Embellishments: 3/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, Perfect Plum; Rhinestone Basic Jewels
  • Other: Blender pens
  • Adhesive: Dimensionals; SNAIL adhesive; mini glue dots


It’s Thursday.. Time For Another Technique


Hi everyone!

Another Thursday is upon us and I came across a great video for an easy technique yesterday, made even easier if you are using embossed paper such as Stampin’ Up! Natural Composition specialty designer paper.  It’s called Sponge Resist.  Basically you will ink your paper (the video uses a sponge wedge, daubers work well too.)  Where there is embossing it will “resist” the applied ink.

For convenience, I’ve noted the card dimensions:

  • Card base: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (8 1/2 x 11 cut in half and scored in the middle)
  • Mat: 4 x 5 1/4″ (crumb cake used in the video)
  • Face: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (Natural Compositions DSP)

I hope you enjoy the video!  I’ll be posting my version tomorrow 🙂