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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One of the Best Cards You Can Send!

Birthday cards and congratulations cards are wonderful and we love to send them, but I believe the best card we can send is the card saying we care.  That’s why I love to send cards like this one, to show care and bring a smile to others. And I think it’s the best card we can send!

This sentiment on today’s card is from the Rose Wonder stamp set, and it’s one I use frequently. I’m so happy that it’s carrying over into the new catalog 🙂  It has been stamped on a piece of Whisper White card stock and punched out with a 1-3/4″ Circle Punch.

The pretty flowers are from a retiring set called Penned & Painted. It’s a great set of loose flowers and leaves. It’s a 2-step stamp set but I only used the outline stamps. Then I colored the insides of the flowers with our watercolor pencils and lightly brushed water over them with an aqua pen.  The leaves are colored with our Stampin’ Write Markers.

Thanks for stopping by today! If you like the Penned & Painted set, grab it right away as the retiring items are only while supplies last 🙂

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Pretty Pastel Watercolors!

Fear and Blessing

Watercoloring is fun and easy with the Stampin’ Up! Aqua Painter.  Seriously!  For today’s cards I used three pretty colors: Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, and Melon Mambo.  They blend together beautifully.

Fear 1

For this card, I squeezed the Aqua Painter just a bit so that one or two drops of water fell on one section of my piece of Shimmery White Card Stock.  (This is my favorite paper for watercoloring.)  Then I added just a tiny bit of the color ink I wanted and brushed it across one section of the paper.  I did the same for each of the other two colors.

Blessing 1

For this card I used a different technique.  I placed the drops of water and ink on a small piece of cellophane.  (I used the cellophane that comes on top of the photopolymer stamp sets.)  The drops blended together and then I pressed my card stock on top of the cellophane.  This gave a different look, kind of like puddles of ink.

Fear cu

When my paper was dry I stamped my sentiments on with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  It makes a crisp image on the pastels.  I love the sentiments on these cards.  The Bible verse is from the Rose Wonder stamp set.  This card is going to a friend who recently lost her husband.  The other sentiment if from the Blessed by God stamp set.  I made several of these cards to have on hand.

 


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Blushing for the Pals!

PPA Peggy 2

Blushing Bride ~ it’s the color this Spring, the color that goes with everything Stampin’ Up!  Add in some Pear Pizzaz and Night of Navy and you have a gorgeous color combination for this week’s Pals Paper Arts challenge.

PPA-289-Feb25

For this card I created my own dsp by stamping on a piece of Blushing Bride card stock with Blushing Bride ink.  Some of the stamps were inked full strength, and others were stamped off once or twice to give a fainter look.

PPA 289 angled

This beautiful flower is one of my favorites.  It’s from the Choose Happiness stamp set.  It was stamped on watercolor paper and then blended with an Aqua Painter.

PPA 289 straight

Thank you for stopping by today!  Pop on over to palspaperarts.com to see the other creations.  Better yet, make your own card and enter the challenge!

 


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The Wonderful Rose!

Rose Wonder 2

Oh my goodness!  This Birthday Blooms Stamp Set is so beautiful!  Don’t you agree?

Rose Wonder 1

The Blender Pen is your best friend when coloring a gorgeous stamp like this rose.  It allows you to give the shading that makes this flower so realistic.  The flower and leaves were stamped in Memento Black Ink and then colored with the Blender Pen.  The flower and leaves were fussy cut and then raised up with dimensionals.

Rose Wonder 4

Do you see the little bit of doily hidden under the lower section of the flower?  Just a bit of added sweetness!  The background here is some Watermelon Wonder ink lightly painted with an Aqua Pen.  The key is the Shimmery White Paper, it’s made for watercoloring and has tiny little sparkly flecks that can be seen in the light!  So pretty!

Here are the products I used.  Click right on the item to learn more!


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