Pink Brick Thank You Card!

Today’s card is fun and flirty with the beautiful Melon Mambo pink theme! Pink and white are always great together, and this hot pink is really a standout!

Stampin’ Up!’s Embossing Paste is so versatile and easy to use. On today’s card I’ve embossed the left side using the paste and the brick mask. Then I went back in with an Aqua Pen and some of the Melon Mambo ink to color the bricks in various shades of pink. I then brushed the pen over the bricks diagonally to give a slight washed look.

I love embellishments and look for every opportunity to use them 🙂 For today’s card I layered a few pieces of Whisper White 1/8″ Sheer Ribbon underneath the sentiment circle and then put a little wooden least sprig on top. Of course we still needed MORE embellishments so a few White Perfect Accents worked great!

It’s so much fun to create pretty cards using all of the amazing Stampin’ Up! products! I look forward every day to my time crafting, don’t you? Right now I’m back east on vacation and I’m missing stamping 🙂 But I’ll be back home in a few days crafting away!

In the meantime, don’t forget about the wonderful $5 Bonus Days Coupons you can earn in July toward your purchases in August! For every $50 order you place in July you’ll get a $5 coupon!

Here are some items you might like to order from today’s card:

Embossing Paste Item No. 141979 $8.00
Pattern Party Decorative Masks Item No. 144103 $6.00
Palette Knives Item No. 142808 $5.00
Aqua Painters (set of 2) Item No. 103954 $17.00
Melon Mambo Classic Stampin’ Pad Item No. 126948 $6.50
Flourish Thinlits Dies Item No. 141478 $29.00
Wood Words Stamp Set Clear Item No. 143928 $22.00

 


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Embossed Summer Daisies! (tttc003)

Today is Tic Tac Toe Challenge Day and we’ve got a great challenge board for you! This time I chose the first row across (at the top) but I added in a few other items from the board just for fun 🙂

For this card I tried something different with the embossing paste. We have the Decorative Masks to use with the paste, but I wanted some other patterns. I decided to use a punched piece of card stock, one that had a daisy punched out of it. And, it worked!

First I lightly watercolored a piece of watercolor paper with an Aqua Painter and some Daffodil Delight ink to give a little background color. When that was dry, I laid the punched card stock square over the watercolored piece and pressed some of the Embossing Paste into the punched area with the palette knife. I did that a few more times. Then I went back with the Aqua Painter and, without adding any water, just added a bit more ink and lightly painted the daisies. The paste dries a little rough, but that’s what it’s meant to do…add texture 🙂

These are my favorite summer colors: Daffodil Delight and Night of Navy. They just look so fresh! And this Night of Navy Gingham Ribbon is one of my new favorites – I was so happy to be able to use it on this card. This ribbon is super-easy to work with and ties great bows! A little vellum butterfly just adds to the summer theme.

So is your mind whirling about what shapes you could use with the embossing powder? Leave me a comment and let me know your ideas, I’d love to hear! And if you haven’t tried it, you absolutely must! It’s easier than you would think!

Embossing Paste Item No. 141979 $8.00
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Palette Knives Item No. 142808 $5.00
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Thanks for stopping by! Pop on over to the Tic Tac Toe Challenge and see how the other designers have played the board! Better yet, make your own card and play with us!

All Products Stampin’ Up!

Stamps: Daisy Delight
Ink: Daffodil Delight and Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Pads
Paper: Whisper White card stock, Vellum, Watercolor Paper
Tools: Daisy Punch, Embossing Paste, Palette Knives, Aqua Painter,
Bold Butterfly Framelits Dies, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine

Embellishments: 1/2″ Night of Navy Gingham Ribbon


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Embossed Sympathy and Video!

Have you used Stampin’ Up!’s new Embossing Paste yet? Oh boy, I love it! It’s actually easy and quick with amazing results! Look at how much texture it adds to this sympathy card.

You use embossing paste with masks. A mask is like a stencil, lightweight plastic with holes in it in the form of a pattern. There are four different masks to use with the paste, and palette knives to use to spread the paste.

Embossing Paste and Masks
Items 141979 and 144103

Palette Knives
Item No. 142808

Here’s a video that shows how to use this fun new product:

After you use the embossing paste there’s not too much else you have to do with your card. Here I added a circle of Tranquil Tide card stock punched with the Starburst Punch. A bit of Basic Black 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon and Fresh Florals dsp give a nice background to the sentiment.

I’d love to hear what you think of the embossing paste. Have you ever used it? Since it’s new to me, maybe you can give me some more ideas! Leave me a comment and let me know!

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