I was teaching some stamping techniques at my local scapbooking group last weekend and one of the techniques I covered was Emboss Resist. I stamped this wonderful pebble background onto an egg die cut element and embossed in clear, and distressed in a patchwork fashion.
Another technique I covered was stamping on a solid embossed element. I embossed a bow with purple (3 times), then white and then purple embossing powders. While it was still molten, I stamped it with a rubber script stamp which I had coated with versamark (for protection of the stamp mostly).
Stamps : Sarah Hurley Special Editions Pebbles by Jaine Drake, WMS Compact Sentiments, WMS Fancy Phrases, WMS Zig Zag Backgrounder, Crafty Individual CI-017 French Script
Inks : Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed, Peacock Feathers and Salty Ocean Distress Inks, Aqua Colorbox, Versamark
Die cuts : Spellbinders D-Lites Filigree Egg, Spellbinders Fancy Tags, Sizzix Princess Dress (Bow)
Unfortunately I missed the Curtain Call Jelly Bean Challenge (just look at this brilliant inspiration photo)
and the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge which is anything goes this week
I've been so busy preparing for the workshop last weekend that I almost didn't see Darnell's latest NBUS challenge (I would have kicked myself if I had missed this one). I'm sneaking this card in there as well - the pebble background stamp was NBUS.