Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all enjoyed a lovely weekend with some creativity in the mix. I didn’t get to craft but I did have a good sort out and tidy up in my craft room which meant it was already to crack in to some new projects this morning! I am working on a fantastic Online Class that I can’t wait to share with you all – details will be out very soon!
In the meantime here is a card I created using our awesome Embossing Paste. When I taught a technique class around this product recently I wanted to show as many different ways of using the paste as possible and this is the result of one of my experiments.
To create the embossed back ground I cut the Detailed Floral Thinlits Die in some scrap cardstock and used this as my stencil for applying the Embossing Paste. I carefully applied the paste just to the large flower part of the die-cut – this is a little tricky but works with some practice. Then I went and put a really big sentiment over all that embossing so that you can hardly see it – HA, oops! Here is a closer look:
I coloured the paste with Pink Pirouette reinker which gave a lovely subtle shade. I love the combination of textures on this card – embossing paste, heat embossing, doily, twine & ribbon!
Stamps: Lots of Love
Cardstock: Calypso Coral, Whisper White, Thick Whisper White
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Pink Pirouette, Versamark
Other: Big Shot, Detailed Floral Thinlits Dies, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Delicate White Doilies, Powder Pink Woven Ribbon, Old Olive Bakers Twine, Embossing Paste, Palette Knives
I was the lucky recipient of a beautiful RAK card all the way from Germany this week. Sandra Prinz created such an elegant card that I just had to share it with you!
I love the colours that Sandra used – I would never have thought to use this combo for a floral stamp, but it works so well! The sentiment says A Little Note – so sweet!
Stamps: Painted Harvest
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Always Artichoke, Whisper White
Ink: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Always Artichoke
Other: Duet Banner Punch
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I was so happy to see a cute Southern Hemisphere Christmas stamp set in this year’s Holiday Catalogue – don’t get me wrong I LOVE the traditional Christmas look, but it is nice to have something seasonally appropriate for us! This card was created for my teams recent shoe box swap – it had a little more detail to it than I would normally do for a swap but I think the effort was worth it!
We started by heat embossing the tree image with Gold Embossing Powder and then colouring the decorations with Stampin’ Write markers. I deliberately went for a bright non-Christmas colour scheme too!
Stamps: Beachy Little Christmas
Cardstock: Tempting turquoise, Melon Mambo, Very Vanilla, Bundle of Love Specialty DSP
Ink: Early Espresso, Versamark, Tempting Turquoise, Melon mambo, Bermuda Bay, Sahara Sand, Real Red & Old Olive Stampin’ Write Markers
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