A little embossing

Hey guys! I’m back with another fun post. Today I’m sharing a few of my favourite things: SHC, embossing, script and a stamped background. SHC or Seven Hills Crafts is an awesome website and their May Theme Challenge is “Embossing”.

Just to give you a little back story, before I found the SHC website I had a really hard time getting the stamps I wanted since many of my favourite brands like Mama Elephant, Concord & 9th, Hero Arts etc. are based in the US. Shipping would take forever and would cost a lot. So finding a UK-based website that stocks all my favourites and has great service has been amazing (not so much for my wallet though :)) ).

Now on to the project. I had a request from a friend for some decoration for a bachelorette party which included a “Bride to Be” wand (yup, that’s a thing). I decided to use two of my faves, “Sophisticated Script” and “Peony Bouquet”. I used the smaller peony to stamp a background in a light pink with some light mint leaves.

  • Tip: if you only have one ink pad and you want to use a layering stamp like I did here, simply stamp off for the first layer.

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For the phrase I knew I wanted to use Gold Embossing Powder. I got my letters out but I realised I wouldn’t be able to align them if I was using Versamark, which is a clear ink. So instead I stamped the phrase in black ink first (any ink will work as long as you can see it well), then I re-stamped each letter using Versamark. That’s the beauty of clear stamps 🙂

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I have to say this script looks fantastic embossed. The bride was quite pleased with it and so am I. Here’s a little look at all the decorations I made.

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