I absolutely love the new leaf punch! There is so much you can do with it! For today’s project, I used it as a mask for embossing paste!
Today’s cards are the ones we made at our one-day retreat, Create the Day Away, and I couldn’t wait for you to see them! One of our demonstrations was on using embossing paste in different ways.
For this card we created a “mask” by punching a piece of Heavyweight Card Stock with the Leaf Punch. We laid the punched piece of card stock on top of the thin card stock panel and covered it with Embossing Paste. Lift up the mask and you are left with the embossing paste leaves!
We made both of these cards so that we could use a different arrangement of the card elements and a different sentiment on each card.
What do you think? Do you have any preference? Different options, different stamps, different combination of colors…and all quick and easy!
Give it a try! Punch your own leaves and use the punched piece as a mask for embossing paste. Send me a picture of your project ~ I’d LOVE to see it!
Welcome to the Pals September 2017 Blog Hop. Thank you so much for joining us today. This month our theme is “My Favorite Holiday”. Sit back and enjoy the view while the Pals treat you with projects for the upcoming Autumn and Winter holidays.
Whether you’re just starting the hop, or have come from a previous Pal’s blog, you’ll find the line-up toward the end of my post to help you move along.
My favorite holiday is … Fall. I know, it’s not “really” a holiday, but for me it is! I LOVE Fall. Here in San Diego County only a native can find Fall. We have quite a long late summer, most of our Fall days are really late summer days. It can be 80 or 90 degrees all the way through October. So when we do have a true Fall day here (coolish weather with a few leaves floating around), it’s a really big deal! It can be 69 degrees and we will all start up our fireplaces!!! It’s a holiday!
So today I made for you a true Fall card! I used a fun technique with Embossing Paste and have a little photo tutorial for you. The purple leaves on this card were made with Embossing Paste and then watercolored lightly with Fresh Fig ink using an Aqua Painter. Here’s how it’s done:
The stencil for the paste was created using a leaf die from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits, but you can use any die or punch to create a stencil! It’s a fun technique!
Here’s a close up of a finished leaf. It almost looks sparkly or sugary, doesn’t it? After I made the leaves on the card, I splattered the card with the same Fresh Fig ink and Aqua Painter (tap against a bone folder). The sunflowers were fussy cut from the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper. This paper is so beautiful, seriously. It’s one of my all-time favorites 🙂
The sentiment used is from the Merry Cafe stamp set, and it expresses just how I feel! I also added a bit of Metallic Thread for bling! We have to have bling, right???
Thank you so much for hopping with the Stampin’ Pretty Pals today. Please take a minute to mark your calendar for our next hop on October 11, 2017, for “Wicked Folds”. Now hop along using the Blog Hop Line-up below. The next stop is my friend Su Mohr at Aromas and Art. Don’t forget to leave me a comment. I’d love to hear what you have to say about my Favorite Holiday. Bye the way, what’s your favorite holiday?
A ribbon share is an opportunity for you to get a little bit of the FABULOUS new Stampin’ Up! holiday ribbons without having to buy an entire spool! I cut the spools of ribbon into 2-yard lengths and you get 2 yards of each ribbon. This is a great way for you to have lots of ribbons on hand for your holiday crafting without having to make a big investment!
How does it work?
I’ve chosen ALL of the new ribbons in the Holiday Catalog and one ribbon in the Annual Catalog for your holiday ribbon share. You will receive 18 yards of ribbon for only $20, plus $5 shipping (see below). If you want to participate, email me with the words RIBBON SHARE in the subject line and I will send you an invoice via email. (Please watch your inbox for the invoice and also check your junk mail in case it goes in there!) To secure your place in the Ribbon Share, you must pay the invoice within 24 hours of receipt.
I will place my order for all ribbons on September 15th. Please allow until September 30 to receive your shares as I have to order the ribbons, sort, cut and mail all of the ribbons after I get them ?
Please see the Holiday Catalog for close up photos and further descriptions of each ribbon described below. You will receive 2 yards of each of the following ribbons:
QUILTED CHRISTMAS 1/4″ RIBBON (on page 5 Holiday Catalog)
7/8″ BLACK AND WHITE RIBBON (on page 12 Holiday Catalog)
JUTE TWINE (on page 13 Holiday Catalog)
1/8″ MINI TINSEL TRIM REAL RED (on page 21 Holiday Catalog)
1/8″ MINI TINSEL TRIM SILVER (on page 21 Holiday Catalog)
REAL RED 1/8″ SOLID RIBBON (on page 29 Holiday Catalog)
5/’8″ BURLAP RIBBON (on page 49 Holiday Catalog and page 198 Annual Catalog)
These are all of the new ribbons offered by Stampin’ Up! in the 2017 Holiday Catalog, plus one from the Annual Catalog. I added the 1/4″ Double Stitched Ribbon in Cherry Cobbler because it’s adorable and Cherry Cobbler is such a beautiful holiday color! ?
Please remember when you email me with your share order, please put in the subject line the words RIBBON SHARE and make sure that I have a correct mailing address for you.
Shipping within the U.S.: $5.00
Pick up in Escondido, California: FREE
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
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 Click the photo for more information
Palette Knives Item No. 142808 $5.00 Click the photo for more information
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
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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