Hello crafters! I have the honor of being a guest designer for Concord & 9th this month, and I can’t wait to show you what I created with their new release. I’m starting with the Lace Leaf stamp set and I’m going to show you how to use the same image to create two wildly different projects!
My first projects uses gilding flakes and glue – and yes, you add the glue right onto your stamp. It’s good to have a proper stamp cleaner at hand – I love the HA cleaning spray – to rub it off right after you stamped. If you clean it off right away, no harm will come to your stamps.
The gilding flakes are super light, so control your breathing during this technique, and they will stick to the glue. As you can see, all the wonderful details of the large leaf stamp were preserved and the flakes add a lot of subtle texture and interest to the card.
For my second project, I wanted to still be clean and simple, but add more to the card. I started by using the (more or less) solid background stamp to add color to my watercolor card base and then moved it around a bit with a Mister, and later added some drops of color with a brush.
The leaf image was stamped with Versamark on vellum, and then heat embossing with white embossing powder. I love the airy and lofty look this creates – super soft, almost like the wings of a dragonfly. Thanks to the embossing, I could hide some clear glue dots to attach the leaves to each other and to the card.
Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you got inspired! I’ll show more cards with this set in the future (I went into a crafting frenzy 😉 ) and I’ll have cards with the other new stamp and die sets coming up, so stay tuned!