Friday, August 30, 2013

Friday Focus - Wendy Vecchi Stamps

Editor's Note:  With the Wendy Vecchi stamps on Friday Focus 15% off this week we are including Wendy's Art Parts.  Also we have a new shipment of Wendy Vecchi stencils in so stencils will remain 15% off through Monday, September 2nd.  

Hello ! It's Sue here and today I'm very excited to be focussing on Wendy Vecchi stamps ! I love the many sentiments that Wendy includes in her sets and that coupled with the fact that the large sets come with a gorgeous background stamp, just makes them all the more attractive. If you've seen the latest releases from the CHA you'll have seen that Wendy is now doing background stamps as singles too !

If you're not familiar with Wendy's stamps, they come already mounted on foam and on a storage sheet. So, I thought I would not only show you the stamps but a great way to store them too !

First of all I cut 2 pieces of mount board making sure that the stamp storage sheet would sit comfortably on them.

Then, to protect the edges I've used Tissue Tape which is easy to use as it's already sticky so clings to the mount board perfectly.

Now to the stamping ! I cut a piece of white card from an A3 sheet and used the Vintage Tapestry background stamp with Plum Archival ink. Because the stamps are trimmed right up to the image it makes it really easy to do repeat stamping and create a continuous pattern.

I then blended Distress Ink around the edge of the panels to take away the starkness of the white card. I don't need to go completely over the card as there will be another panel on top of this one.

For this panel I've blended Scattered Straw Distress Ink over it and then used the Honeycomb stamp from the Art for You set with coffee Archival ink. I've not used an acrylic block as I didn't want to completely cover the card. You can get some great effects if you roll the stamp over the surface you're stamping on to.

I then used the script stamp from the Art from the Heart set using coffee Archival ink. The two flourishes are from the Daisy Art set. I've also used the background stamp from the Heirloom Art set with Sepia Archival ink and again I've stamped it without an acrylic block.

I then used Antique Linen Distress Stains over some white card and stamped this gorgeous flower from The Purpose of Art set, making sure just the flower head was stamped onto the Distress Stains. I then painted the leaves using Distress Markers and also added some further colour to the flower. Once painted I then cut the flower out.

This flower is from the Daisy Art set and I've painted it again with Distress Markers and then cut it out.

I love this butterfly on the Nature's Art set ! I've stamped it onto some card that's had Distress Inks blended over it and then I stamped it again on to some Clearly for Art. I heated the Clearly for Art butterfly so that I could shape the wings then stuck it on top of the card.

I stamped the leaves from the Nature's Art set using Peeled Paint Distress Ink and the border across the top and bottom is from the Art from the Heart set. I then mixed some brown acrylic paint with some Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste and used it with the Classic Words stencil. I then added the flowers and butterfly.

The sentiment is from The Purpose of Art set and I've mounted it onto a piece of card that I've stamped using the background stamp from the Nature's Art set. Love this sentiment !

Here's a close up so you can see how wonderful these stamps are !

This is the panel I made for the back cover, using the same techniques.

Here's the finished panel on the back cover.

And a close up of the stamping.

To finish I lined the two covers with card that I stamped with the background stamp from the Heirloom Art and blended more Distress Ink over. The two covers are joined together with split rings.

 Here is how the storage folder opens out to display your stamps.

I hope you've enjoyed this focus on Wendy Vecchi stamps and as they are the Friday Focus product they will have 15% discount for one week !


  1. what a fantastic idea and gorgeous make! Not only can you store your stamps but also be inspired by the cover! How fab hugs trace x

  2. Fabulous stamping and a great design Sue. The storage file is a brilliant idea.
    Enjoy the weekend finishing off your tag book.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  3. Love this idea Sue. The mix of stamped images and Distress colour make each one of these folders so special. Must get organised too!! Hugs, Jenny x

  4. This is such a beautiful way to store Wendy's wonderful stamps Sue. I love all the stamped elements on the covers and how inspiring to look at them too! Hugs, Anne x

  5. Wow, wow, and wow again. This is simply sensational Sue - a gorgeous piece of artwork and a fabulous way to store those stamps. Thank you so much for sharing this beautify design with us!

  6. What a fantastic way to store the stamp sets. It's beautiful and practical too. I love that!! Just wonderful!

  7. Brilliant! Oh the possibilities :) I was scrolling down thinking, okay....another box....and BAM! a beautiful, practical book cover! This would work with so many other stamp companies too. Absolutely fabulous :)

  8. Fabulous project! What a super way to store those wonderful stamps. I love the way you have used the stamps to create such a lovely piece of artwork.

  9. I'm in love with this project! I adore wendy's stamps!!!!!!!!! FAntastic !!!! Wonderful way to store wonderful stamps!!!!!!!!!!!BArbarayaya

  10. Yes, I really enjoyed this post with all the pictures and details. Thank you so much for taking all the time to do it for your followers!

  11. A terrific tutorial Sue! Love the pretty and practical storage solution and it's such a beautiful solution as well!!!

  12. Absolutely delicious stamping - and wonderful bespoke stamp storage - just brilliant, Sue! Temptress!
    Alison x