French Tile

Sunday, September 8, 2013

We're celebrating STAMPtember® at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog.  And this week we are featuring "Embossed" projects.  I'm not much of an embosser, but every now and then, I do like to use Ultra Thick Embossing Powder (also known as "UTEE" in the stamp world) to create a fun embellishment for a card or scrapbook layout. 
Here I used a fun French stamp from Artistic Outpost to create a faux vintage tile.  It's really easy to do.  Just stamp like you normally would with a permanent ink.  Coat the entire project in Versa Mark and sprinkle with UTEE.  Emboss it like you normally would.  Add more UTEE for a second coat.  The project will curl as it cools.  That's okay.  When you bend it back in shape, you'll get some quirky, fun cracks  You can rub distress ink into the cracks for an authentic, aged look.  You can keep adding layers to get a desired thickness.  Don't like the cracks?  Re-melt it!  And don't be afraid to add a bit of glitter to one of your layers. Voila!  An "antique" tile!
 
 
  
Simon Says Stamp was founded in 2002 with an interest in exclusively selling rubber stamps. It didn’t take long until we realized we couldn’t stop there. During the past 11 years we celebrate rubber stamping in its full glory by giving access to people around the world to a one stop shop. Rubber stamps still remain the heart of our business and we are celebrating by hosting a STAMPtember® event intended to inspire, educate, and celebrate the greatness of rubber stamping. Part of the enticement of rubber stamping is that stamps can be used in creating or complementing ANYTHING! From stamping dates on bank documents and postage parcels in the early 18th century, rubber stamping has dramatically expanded to include card making, scrapbooking, mixed media, life documenting, art journaling, and many forms of altering and expressing art.
 
Be sure to upload your "embossed" project to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog for a chance to win a $50.00 voucher to the Simon Says Stamp Store!  Help us celebrate  STAMPtember®.  Show us your favorite embossing. You could be chosen as one of our featured designers! 
Happy Stamping!
 

 

27 comments:

  1. WOW, loving the effect - the crackle glazing layers, so great. And the wonderful vintagey-fairytale book whimsical banner is just DA BOMB!

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  2. This is wonderful...so very pretty!

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  3. Your card is very pretty, Michelle. I love the effect you got over the Artistic Outpost stamp using the UTEE. Very cool cracked effect! Your little card is so sweet and vintage looking. And I really like the added banner with the sentiment! <3 Candy

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  4. Beautiful card Michelle! Love your UTEE tile with the cracks, perfect together with that pretty stamp. The way you attached and shaped the banner is great!

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  5. This card is so beautuiful! Michelle. I love the pretty image and great UTEE effect on your creation. :)

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  6. So unbelievably beautiful, Michelle!

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  7. Gorgeous card! Wonderful technique, I've been wanting to try some of that UTEE stuff! I love the folded banner and the enamel dots too!

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  8. Gorgeous card, love love the antique cracked tile, so effective. Beautiful colours and design and I love the added banner too. Tracy x

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  9. Very chic & pretty card! I love the way you antiqued it :)

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  10. Beautiful card Michelle! Love the crackled effect and the soft color palette!

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  11. Wowwwwwwwwww! This is gorgeous! I love love love love the colors and the sentiment!!

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  12. Love the faux tile! The soft effect of the cracked glass on the french stamp is beautiful! Lovely card and perfect sentiment!

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  13. Absolutely wonderful... love the antique cracked effect of the UTEE, so cool!
    Alison x

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  14. Stunning card, Michelle! What a great way to make crackles! Love that you can undo the crackles by reheating them and try again! Hugs Sandra

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  15. Oh la la - love the French themed stamps, and love the softness of the colors- esp with the cracked glass finish!

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  16. You claim to not emboss often and yet you whipped out this stunner? LOVE IT! I really dig the layers and crackling. I'm always impressed at your range of skills. Way to nail it, girl!

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  17. I love your gorgeous card. The cracked glass effect with utee is awesome! It turned out gorgeous!
    Hugs,
    Marie

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  18. I love that effect and your card is beautiful!
    You've convinced me to try ;)
    Thank You~

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  19. This is a fantastic technique and card, Michelle! Love it!

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  20. Love how you've used UTEE. Your card looks amazing!

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  21. Hi Michelle. Thanks so much for the sweet comment you left on my blog about the Faux Batik tutorial! Oh my gosh...you had me laughing out loud with your iron being out comment. I think you must have been a fly on the wall at my house! haha <3 Candy

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  22. GORGEOUS! Love the softness of this!

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