In Back to Basics, we will have a special guest showing you amazing tutorials, top tips and more! Whether you’re new to crafting or a seasoned crafter, this is a blog that we hope will inspire you to try a brand new craft or try a simple technique you may have forgotten. This month, Stamp Addicts will be showing you all how to create a gorgeous sentiment card.
About Stamp Addicts:
Stamp Addicts are a UK based business from Bedfordshire, Their range of stamps cover a myriad of themes and occasions, including animals, backgrounds, Christmas, Easter, Flowers & Leaves, For Him and for Her, Scenic, Sentiments, Silhouettes, Teddy Bears, Victorian, Weddings and wings! The unmounted stamps are manufactured in the UK by Stamp Addicts and are made from deeply etched grey rubber.
Gold leaf (you can also use red or blue)
Onto black card stamp one of the Round Illusion rubber stamps with a clear embossing inkpad and then cover with Sticky Stuff Embossing Powder. I would always recommend covering the card with an Anti-Static bag before embossing to make sure there are no unwanted finger prints.
Heat the Sticky Stuff making sure to move the heat away as soon as it turns from white to clear. Heating for too long will dry up the stickiness.
The clear sticky image is now ready for Art Metall/gold leaf (alternatively you can use mica powders or glitter). Apply the sheet or gilding flakes to the image and rub with your finger to make sure all parts are covered. Then, using a firm brush, burnish the image working in a circular motion. Any excess gold leaf can be returned to the container.
Stamp and emboss your sentiment in copper onto black card and then layer onto copper card. Use the same copper card to layer your first image.
Onto the black creased card, stamp one of the other Round Illusion rubber stamp images using a copper inkpad. I recommend Delicata Celestial Copper.