Monday, 5 March 2012

My first attempt at the Velveteen stamping technique

Today's card is for the Hero Arts March challenge.  It has flowers on it and I also wanted to make a card using the Velveteen stamping technique.  I had watched Shari Carroll's video a couple of days ago and I was trying the technique from memory.  It wasn't until after I made it, I realised that I didn't quite follow her instructions properly.  

Pink, yellow and orange flowers

I white embossed the Old French writing image first (instead of just stamping it with white pigment ink),  Then I stamped the flowers on top of this. (I will have to make another card and try the technique again.)  I mounted the stamped image onto hot pink card.  I added the twine and the sentiment also edged in the hot pink card.  I added some butterflies punched from the hot pink card that I had dry embossed with the D'vine swirl cuttlebug folder.  I sponged the edge of my white card with the pink ink and mounted the stamped image onto this.   Lastly I added kindy glitz to the centre of the flowers.
This card is larger than what I usually make as I need a bigger card so there is enough for many people to write their birthday greetings. It is approximately 6" x 8".

This is also for the Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes Challenge
Ink: Archival Brilliance Aurora (three colours - yellow, orange and pink), Embossing ink

Stamps: Hero Arts 4 flowers (CQ290), Hero Arts Happy Birthday, Old French Writing (H2365),

Other: white embossing powder, kindy glitz, twine, butterfly punch, D'vine swirl cuttlebug folder

Cardstock: Hot pink and white

Thanks for stopping by and for your comments.

Have a great week.



  1. Your card looks great - I have never heard of the velveteen technique - must try and find it :-)

  2. Great card even if you didn't get the technique quite right. It's an "Angela" technique!!!!! such pretty colours.

  3. A beautiful card and fabulous design, your stamping and colouring are stunning!!

    Happy you could join us with the Simon Says Stamp challenge
    Heather xx