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Rubber Art Stamping & Card Making.

Saturday, 19 October 2013

A new Christmas stamp, and playing with embossing powders....

Well, I saw this Penny Black stamp used for Christmas cards, and thought it would make a whole bunch of nice, easy batch cards.
Its called Adornment, a wood mounted stamp, and I got mine from Handy Hippo.
 I started stamping in Silver Encore Pigment ink, and using silver detail embossing powder (Stampendous). The image in the bottom left, you can see some ink around the print- thats one thing I dislike about Pigment pads, because they are foam, they tend to deposit ink where you don't want it! I forgot to clean around the outside of the stamp with a cotton bud before I stamped this one. One good thing with this image, its very forgiving of stray bits of embossing powder, if you miss any flecks.Although my little embossing bag did do a very good job of keeping it clear.

They look ok, but a little plain. So out came some powders with a bit of sparkle.

The first one I tried was Stampendous Stardust, and I really like how this one came out. I still stamped in the Silver Embossing ink, by the way.

              This one still showed up silver, but with a lovely sparkle to it.

 I had a few more to try out, and the next up was a WOW embossing powder, Snow Sparkle.

Its actually quite pretty, but the white does hide the silver ink.

Next to try were a couple more Stampendous powders, Crystal and Rainbow Crystal.

I like them, but not as much as the Stardust. So I will be sticking with that one.

It always surprises me how different various powders can make an image look.
Stardust embossing powder
silver detail powder


Monica said...

that really is a great effect.

Helen said...

What a great stamp, and now you've found the best powder to use, I am sure you will have your batch of cards made in no time...

pearshapedcrafting said...

It is interesting to find how different powders work on stamps and different colours - hardly ever what you think! Glad you have settled on one and look forward to seeing your cards. It certainly looks like a great stamp.

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

What a great image and really interesting to see the different powders in direct comparison. I have to say I wasn't too happy when SU went over to the foam pads. I've got used to them now, but I found it much easier to get a clean image with the old style.

Kyla said...

Lovely stamp and I agree, I love my stardust embossing powder too.

Looking forward to seeing the batch of cards you make with this stamp.


Fandhmum said...

This is perfect
Rosie x

gardenpinks said...

Love that stamp and your experimenting with different powders. The sparkle one is gorgeous.
I have the same frustration with foam pads and end up with strays ink lines - grrr!
Lynn xx

Winnie said...

I love how you showed the various powders on the images. I know I do that with all the "golds" in Rangers line sometimes. Such a pretty stamp. I am not a fan of pigment inks either, I have 2 white, 1 silver and 2 gold. This is the season I will be taking them out too! Thanks for the visit today. I think we had similar teachers as my handrwriting leaves much to be desired. The fountain pen is an attempt to slow down! Winnie#73

The Old Parsonage said...

Love anything that glimmers and shimmers!!

Anne said...

Like the stamp and the effect you have created. Anne x

Emma Made said...

It's lovely, it reminds me of an old craft kit I had as a child called Spirograph. x

Erika said...

I love your stamp and all the effects you work with him! Glitter is my own theme this time :)

Spyder said...

Aw, these look lovely and made me realise I haven't done any stamping with ink and embossing and embossing powder and using my heat gun in ages! I love the look of all that glld or silver on cards... Must have ago again! Your cards look lovely!!

ps.... I got here via Google + not sure how and it wasn't what I thought I was looking for! But at least I can comment now!