I really like the extra texture that embossing gives to a background (something Tina inspired me to do as she add loads of gorgeous texture to all her backgrounds). This next ATC (titled Remember) uses a Hero Arts swirl stamp that I have had in my stamp collection for ages - This time I coloured the card lightly in purple distress ink first, stamped and clear embossed the swirl stamp then coloured the card deeper in the shaded of purple and green (so that the swirl pattern is a distressed pale lilacy colour and stands out).
The script stamp and the diamond stamp are my favourite all rounders from the Dreamer sheet. The wings are the standard gold german scrap that has had the gold removed with nail varnish remover and then coloured using purple and brown stazon. Finally a bit more texture and colour is added by random daubing on the edges with versamark (or clear embossing ink) and some gold embossing powder.
On this 'Success is not a Destination' ATC the man from the Laugh sheet has been stamped onto a satin gloss ATC card (and again on plain card so that I could colour him in, cut out and triple emboss.) The background is coloured with Marmalade spice, Mustard seed and Fired Brick distress pads and to give it depth I stamped the no. 15 stamp (from the laugh sheet) and bubble wrap over the top in blazing red stazon. The close up shows this better.
To finish everything was giving a couple of coats of clear embossing.
Yet more embossing with 'Laugh and Live More!' - the diamond stamp has been stamped with Opalite glacier blue ink pad and embossed in clear. I love the two tone shimmery effect the Opalite pads give - we will be stocking these at Scrapz very soon.
And finally this little chappy - coloured with decorating chalks and triple embossed (mainly because I seem to be in an emboss everything in sight mood at the moment which is all Tina's fault as I love all the embossing she does on her gorgeous ATC's.) Some of the other stamps used on this one are from the Dream Notions half sheet.