Sunday, 17 December 2017

Addicted to Stamps & More #272 - Thinking of You

I love it when the Addicted to Stamps and More challenge comes around to their "Make Your Mark" week.  It's a challenge I love since working with colours has become an addiction.


I've been experimenting with Brushos and with Distress Oxide inks.  For this card I mixed the two and love the results.  I began by heat embossing an image I bought several years back but have never used.  I just loved the random images and script.  I must say it looked pretty awesome just heat embossed in copper on white, but my Brushos were waiting.

I very carefully shook out some of the Ultramarine crystals into the images of the butterflies, trying not to scatter any into the background.  Then I lightly sprayed the paper with water and pulled the colour into more of the butterfly images before carefully drying  the ink with my heat gun.  Not wanting to affect the heat embossing, I set the paper aside until it had completely dried.  Then I took the Black crystals and carefully shook a few into areas around the butterflies and watches, being careful not to get any into either of the images.  Again, I sprayed lightly with water and pulled the colour around with a thick brush.  What is wild about the black Brusho is all the random colours included among the crystals.  While it was damp, I added some Wild Honey Distress Oxide ink to the watches.  Again, I set the paper aside to dry.  

I finished the card by heat embossing my sentiment in Copper embossing powder and then also added a copper riboon between the image and the sentiment.

I'm playing along with the Addicted to Stamps & More Challenge #272 with this card.  

I'm also playing along with the Fab 'n' Funky Challenge #375 because my card is Anything But Christmas.


  1. Wow...what a stunning card...fantastic background and gold heat embossing against it,love...thank you for joining us at ATSM challenge this week,hope to see you again
    Željka DT xx

  2. love the gold embossing - thanks for sharing your project at Addicted to Stamps and More


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