Top Tip Tuesday Ice Embossed Technique. Welcome to another Top Tip Tuesday project. If you saw my #Simplestamping Saturday projects, then you will know that I saw the original of this technique while watching a video from Tina Zinck in Canada. I loved her idea so much that I just had to give it a go and, me being me, step it up a bit.
I went through quite a long time of making all my projects, particularly scrapbook pages, have a vintage feel to them, so when I saw Tina’s technique, it just sang to me. Although I have the Birch Stamp that Tina used, I thought I would try it with the Crackle Paint Stamp, particularly as my scene is larger than hers was, so I needed a stamp that would work in a smaller space.
The basic idea is that you build your scene, add some clear embossing over the focal point and then add stamping on the edges, buffing everything so you get a vintage look. Adding some water to the buffing cloth adds a lot to the vintage feel because it moves the ink around more.
Because my scene uses the Snow Front stamp set, I wanted to add a further element to bring out the frost and ice feel. You will see in the video that I had not tried this before I started the camera, but I love the final version. Adding some Dazzling Diamonds glitter with the first layer of embossing powder makes everything glisten. By adding a second layer of clear embossing powder over the glitter it helps smooth everything out a little. I did use an old Versamark pad for the second layer, just in case any of the glitter lifted off. Just a little warning.
That is basically it for today. I hope you enjoyed that Top Technique Tip and that you will give it a try.
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Standard A6 Cardbase
First Mat – 5-5/8 x 3-7/8” (14.4 x 10cm)
Second Mat – 5-1/2 x 3-3/4” (14.2 x 9.8cm)
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Standard Card Base (half sheet folded in half to 4-1/4 x 5-1/2″)
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