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Thursday, 18 January 2018

Stamp layering with mica powders

It's my turn to do the mid month at Stamping Sensations and the theme is to showcase a technique that I have not tried before. Please excuse the lack of stage by stage photos as I kept forgetting to take them.  I started out with a set of Altenew Peony stamps but only needed to use two of them.
The first stage is to stamp the base stamp with versamark ink onto a piece of dark cardstock

Next stage is to cover the stamped image with mica powder, I used some ancient Pearl-ex

Then brush of the excess powder to leave the pearlised base layer. This unfortunately is where I forget to take photos so I'll explain as best as I can . Take the next layering stamp you want to use, this is the one I used , think its the third one in the set

Ink it up with versamark and stamp it over the pearlised base you have stamped. It lifts some of the mica powder off and shows the base card underneath

You can add extra layers with colours if you prefer but I really liked this effect using only two stamps. I went ahead and stamped another one and some leaves in the same way and fussy cut them and added them to my card.


  1. Great technique Joan must give that a go, your card is beautiful.
    Hugs Babs x

  2. It's a lovely technique Joan and your card is really pretty. Barbxx

  3. A beautiful elegant card Joan. I like the technique, one to add to my list of To do things. Marlies x

  4. Its a gorgeous card Joan and a super technique you used.
    Yvonne xx

  5. Sorry to be so late arriving here Joan, not feeling too good since my procedure Wednesday. But so pleased you shared this, it gives such a lovely finish and one I am going to try.

    B x

  6. Clever technique and so effective...gorgeous card x

  7. Absolutely gorgeous Joan! Hugs, Chrisx

  8. A beautiful card Joan, and I love the technique you used.
    Avril xx

  9. Such a simple technique but producing an amazing effect! This is a stunning flower x


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