Sunday, 31 May 2015

Ultra Thick Embossing

This is a card made as a demonstration sample last month when I was using embossing powders and inks.  The background was a piece of white card sponged using Distress inks and with some over-stamping.  The puzzle piece was from a charity shop buy (child's large piece puzzle) - a piece had some gesso applied to cover up the bright coloured picture; this was then coloured with DI and stamped with a leafy design before being triple embossed using clear UTEE.  I hope the person who receives this doesn't think the words are badly stamped - the actual stamp has this grungy effect!!

I hope the weather is good where you are because here it is grey and wet which makes me really pleased that I forced myself to mow the lawns yesterday - almost a hay making job as the grass had grown so long.

Background - Distress inks
Stamps - freebies given with a magazine


  1. Nice bright colours for a grey morning, love what you've done with the jigsaw piece.

  2. Love how you've used your UTE on your card great idea with the jigsaw piece...


  3. A gorgeous card Val, I love the UTE on the puzzle piece.

    Sue xx

  4. What a great card and I love how you have used UTEE on the puzzle piece
    Jackie x

  5. Love your large jig saw piece. I have looked several times in my local charity shop but they have only had ones with small pieces! Hugs Mrs A.

  6. Lovely card Val that jigsaw piece looks fab with that stamping on it!
    Val x

  7. lovely Val - will have to dig out the old jigsaw i bought years ago and the ultra thick powder I haven't used for years - sometime when i have time to look for them! It is good to be reminded of what we used to do, I think we all get hooked on the new craze and forget the older techniques!

  8. Hi Val, I'm doing a blog hop this morning now I'm finally getting my head back in the right place after the past few months. I notice it's over 2 weeks since this post which is unusual for you I think so I do hope you are ok and all is well with your world.

    Love how you used the jigsaw piece on this lovely card. Very pretty colourse too! I know what you mean about the grungy font, lol, but it is one of my favourites.

    Lesley Xx