Hello Everyone! It's Pamellia, and I am super excited because today I am hosting my very first Friday Focus here at Frilly and Funkie! I will be showing you some different techniques and ways to use some of my favourite Stampers Anonymous stamp sets!
During the next two weeks there will be an additional 15% discount on the Stampers Anonymous Classic stamp sets at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.
I decided I would put together a card that I can use down the road for a Wedding, an Anniversary or even a Birthday, all I have to do is slap on a sentiment and it's ready to go. For this reason, I wanted to keep it elegant but nondescript, and I wanted it to be beautiful but not too feminine. Here is what I came up with.
For the focal panel I used the large stamp from the Stampers Anonymous Classics #19 stamp set. I embossed two panels with Ranger Queen's Gold embossing powder, one with Ranger Silver embossing powder and one with Ranger Copper embossing powder.
I trimmed off the script to make four squares and then cut each of those down into four squares, giving me sixteen little tiles. I blended them with Tim Holtz distress inks Victorian Velvet, Tea Dye and Gathered Twigs. I arranged them randomly onto a 5" square base then flicked it with some ink using my paintbrush.
For the bottom layer I created a frame using the smaller of the two stamps from the Stampers Anonymous Fabulous Flourishes stamp set. I inked up the stamp with Ranger Archival ink Coffee and stamped three of the four sides. I used post it notes to mask the areas already stamped so I could stamp the last side without overlapping the designs. I flicked some Brushed Pewter and Tarnished Brass distress spray for a little metallic glitter.
For my focal art piece, I used the Fleur-de-Lis stamp from the Stampers Anonymous Classics #19 stamp set. I applied three layers of UTEE and one layer of Rangers Silver embossing powder and then while it was still hot I pressed the stamp down firmly leaving an impression in the UTEE.
I sprayed the panel with Moonshadow Mist, fussy cut around the design and then highlighted all of the raised areas with Tim Holtz Brushed Pewter spray.
For the belly band, I embossed a strip of vellum using the floral strip stamp from the Stampers Anonymous Classics #19 stamp set. I only wanted to use one of the flower blocks so I masked off the other ones using sticky notes before applying the Perfect Medium, then pulled off the sticky notes before stamping onto the vellum. I did this six times creating a row of the same flower.
For an embellishment, I painted a small wooden heart white and then sprayed it with Tim Holtz Brushed Pewter ink spray. I embossed it using one of the gorgeous stamps from the Stampers Anonymous Distress Damask stamp set and Ranger Copper embossing powder. I also flicked on a little Queens Gold powder.
Here are a few close ups of the finished card. I added some roses stained with Tarnished Brass, some crinoline between the two back layers, some seam binding coloured with Victorian Velvet and Tea Dye and some pearls on the corners.
In this last picture you can see how deep and detailed the UTEE is with the pressed stamp image. The red rubber of the Stampers Anonymous Classic stamp sets are deeply etched making them perfect for this technique. The fine detail achieved when using even the most coarse of embossing powders is very impressive and I highly recommend you give these stamps sets a try!
Well, I hope you enjoyed my very first Friday Focus here at Frilly and Funkie! I thank you all for dropping in. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!!
Hugs, Pamellia :)