Monday, April 11, 2011


Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea.

Today's idea is to use Glossy Accents as a permanent mask.
I found this idea on the Hero Arts blog site at

Close up of stamped image by Northwoods with glossy accents applied. Click on image to enlarge.

This technique is pretty neat.  I stamped the basket of flowers with Versafine Onyx and embossed with clear EP.  I then cut the square with a Spellbinders square die.  I colored the image with Copic markers then covered the entire image with glossy accents.  After letting it dry thoroughly, I sponged different distress ink around the main image.  I then used the script stamp by Penny Black and stamped right over the image with Momento black ink.  Using a paper towel, I wiped the ink off the glossy accents covering the image. I mounted this piece onto a pink mat.  The sentiment is stamped on one of the Spellbinder's Fancy Tag Two set.  The lace border is Martha Stewart.  A thin braid of purple added to the top of the lace.

The glossy accents raises the image up and makes it stand out.  Hope you have time to try this technique.

Have a great Monday.  Thanks for stopping by.  Until later.....


KarinsArtScrap said...

what a beautiful basket with flowers sue, and a beautiful card.

greetings karin

Sandra1968 said...

Your card is beautiful!

Turtle In The Sand said...

Sounds like a interesting technique. I have tried crayon resist, but not with the heat embossing. Beautiful basket of hydrangeas. Lots of coloring going on there too!

America said...

wow- that turned out BEAUTIFUL!!! Gorgeous coloring and fab technique! TFS!

Riet said...

So beautiful card Sue,I love the image and your papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Sparkly Engineer said...

Beautiful card. I just purchased the same image. Your card is an inspiration.