As per this post and this post, I am having a crafty long weekend.

After playing around with the Dahlia stencils, I just did a quick bit of heat embossing before dinner. There’s a reason for it but I’ll get back to that later.

pinstripe background stamp altenew

Firstly I used the Pinstripe background stamp from Altenew and stamped it with Versamark and silver embossing powder on some Wild Wisteria cardstock by Gina K.  I use cornflour and a big makeup brush to dust the cardstock before stamping.  This helps prevent the embossing powder sticking to places that you don’t want it sticking.

Then since I had a bit of time, I die-cut some larger Altenew word dies from white cardstock, and then stamped them with Versamark and covered them with embossing powder.

diecut scripty words altenew

This big Hello is the Mega Hello die that I bought last year and absolutely love.  The smaller words are from the Scripty Words 2 set.

diecut scripty words altenew

I love embossing diecuts, especially alphabets, they just look so smart and cool.  I repeated the process twice more so that they had three layers of embossing powder on them making them thicker and more substantial, and very shiny.

pinstripe background stamp altenew

I haven’t decided what I am going to use them for yet, perhaps I will put them together like this or perhaps not.

sweetest peas altenew stampsThen just before I stopped for dinner, I quickly did these pieces using the Sweetest Pea stamp set from Altenew – one in white and one in a pale lilac embossing powder.

This is a weekend of crafty playing with no real plan in mind, so I don’t have to make any decsions atm.

 

 

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