Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Make Your Own Corner Stamp
When I looked at this card after I had stamped the Inkadinkadoo image in the center, I knew it was lacking something. Like a corner. But I didn't have a corner stamp that would blend well with my main image, soooooo, I improvised with another Inkadinkadoo flourish stamp and made my own corner stamp.
The background of the card is Glimmer Mists.
It was talced to prevent strays of embossing powder.
The image was stamped with VersaMark and fine line black EP (embossing powder) was applied. I used the same process to stamp the images on the corners.
An Inkssentials opaque white gel pen by Ranger was used to fill in areas of the flouishes. This added a lot to the whole look of the card and I was very pleased with the results.
Stamper Basics - embossing powder is frequently referred to as "EP", while Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel is called "UTEE". Both are embossing powders. The Ultra Thick is just that, very thick and heavy for a different look. UTEE can be stamped in while still warm. Just be sure that your stamp is well coated with pigment ink so the UTEE doesn't permanently adhere to your stamp. There is even a product to add to the UTEE to make it flexible.