Friday 10 January 2014

Signed, Sealed, Delivered

sent with love

Hurrah for Friday! Oh how I love thee! :D

I'm feeling the love for Friday, the love for the weekend, and the love for a brand new Clearly Besotted Stamps challenge! 

This month's challenge has a love theme. If you managed to get your inky mitts on the new release, you've probably got some lovey-dovey stamps just waiting to be inked up for this. If you haven't, it's no biggie as you only need to use one CBS product to enter! :)

For this challenge I decided to have a little fun with the set Post It: Love. (Pssst comment on this post by 23.59pm GMT tonight for a chance to win this set with it's coordinating die!). When I designed this set, I had visions of trying to create my own seal for an envelope. It's taken this long to try, but I'm glad I did!

If you're interested, this is how I went about doing it:
  1. Stamp the reverse side of the same stamp shape (see step 5 to see why!) in red ink on the closed envelope
  2. Ink up the reverse side of the stamp again in clear ink and embossed with clear embossing powder.
  3. Repeat step two 
  4. Before repeating step two again (you're triple embossing btw!) - ink up the the correct side of the stamp you want to use with clear ink and have the Perfect Pearls on hand!
  5. Repeat step two (see why you're using different stamp that's the same shape - you can't ink the reverse and front of a stamp at the same time!)
  6. Immediately after the third layer of embossing, press the inked stamp into the melted powder and let it sit until cooled - a few seconds should do the trick.
  7. Dust Perfect Pearls onto the design and it should highlight the stamped design. :)  
I wish I could show you this IRL. It was a pain to photograph and looks so much better here in my craft room!
tips and tricks
  • If you use ultra-thick embossing enamel (UTEE) instead of your regular embossing power then you may only need a couple of embossing layers, or even just one!
  • It sounds obvious, but make sure you have your card inside your envie before you do this LOL! Oh, and make sure it's a card without too much dimension, i.e flat, so it's easier to stamp on the envie once it's tucked inside.  
  • I used a mini envie for this project - it measures 6cm x 7cm. 
Be sure to check out Stephanie's blog for the full challenge deets and to take a peek at what the rest of the super duper talented CBS DT created - you're bound to love it! *wink*


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Lynn said...'ve done it again...absolutely amazing!

Colleen said...

like your envelope seal stamp.
Thank U 4 the instructions

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Dude, we need a video! Amazing!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Fantastic and ingenious idea Aimes. Love it. x

Caryn said...

Love a bit of UTEE!!! Great idea Aimes xxx

Mandy said...

Aimes, this is such a fabulous idea...looks amazing!

Michelle Short said...

Great idea Aimes! It looks amazing, like a 'proper' envelope seal! :0) Have a lovely weekend xx

Susan Raihala said...

THUD! That's the sound of my jaw hitting the keyboard. This is AWESOME and you are BRILLIANT!

Vanessa said...

So cute! What a great idea - love this, Aimes!
Vanessa x

Lindsey said...

What an awesome idea! I'm so glad you detailed how to do it, too, because I'm not sure I would have figured it out on my thanks!

Kelly Griglione said...

So very clever! I always seem to forget about the backs of my stamps. Need. To. Remember. I wish I could touch it with all that embossing!

Maureen said...

oh, this is so sweet and clever, Duchess! I love the added pearls. Hope this week wasn't too hard at work. My kids were happy to be back :) ox

Joni Andaya said...

What an Awesome sealed stamp!!! Love the way you did that :)

♥Gemma♥ said...

Wow this is fantastic sweetie!!
hugs and xxx

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