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One stamp, Two looks: Bold and Soft

Hello, welcome back to the blog. I hope you’re having a great week so far, it is Wednesday so not long till the weekend. I have had this stamp for some time, and I forgot I had it for a while. It was quite a small stamp but came with a matching die. With this stamp, I decided I wanted to create two cards – one soft and one bold. As it is a wedding style cake I used it to create two different wedding cards, catering to different couples’ tastes! 

One stamp, two looks - Bold process overview

For this card, I repeatedly stamped the cake onto a white card panel in two pink inks from Altenew. To add more interest to the simple line cake stamp, I smooshed the inks onto my glass mat and using a brush I painted the icing in. This bold block of colour along with the contrast between the two pink inks helped give a bold pattern to the card. To finish, I kept the card simple with a layered grey die cut sentiment along with a heat embossed secondary sentiment. 

One stamp, two looks - Bold Card details

One stamp, two looks - soft process overview

To create the soft card, I heat embossed the stamp in Platinum embossing powder (my favourite one!) I used the inks smooshed onto the glass mat to colour in the floral details and used a green ink as well. The image was cut out using the corresponding die. To add a softer look to the card panel, I blended the pink inks onto the card with stencil brushes behind where I wanted the cake to site. This gave a soft haze to the background. For added interest in the background, I splattered a few drops of pearlescent spray and heat set. The same sentiments were added to the card, however, I heat embossed the layered die cut in matching embossing powder. Lastly, I added a few iridescent sequins to finish the card. 

One stamp, two looks - soft card photos

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Materials used for One stamp, two looks cards:

  • Floral cake stamp and die (662167) – Sizzix
  • Altnew inks:  Coral Berry, Frosty Pink and Minty Mint
  • WOW! Platinum embossing powder
  • Stencil brushes
  • Paint Brush
  • Sequins



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About Me

Hi, I am Verity and I live in the UK.  I love to create beautiful projects whenever I can. My main passion lies with Papercrafting, however, I will always turn my hand to a new project or craft any chance I get.


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