Today we are back for the 2nd half of the 12 Days of Christmas.
It is also Day 7 of the Aussie version of the “12 Days of Christmas”.
On the seventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me –
A Cockie in a Bottlebrush Tree,
2 flying Doctors,
3 Drovers watching
4 working dogs
5 golden Ducks
6 Boomers hopping
7 Silos filling”
My project is one we created in our Embossing Paste class a few weeks ago. Do you recognize it? I’ve cased it from Page 21 of the Annual Catalogue. You may also recognize a similar project I shared with you on Day 1 when I created a card.
If you click on the link below, you will be able to download a free tutorial to create your own project. The tutorial includes both a list of products used to create your project plus measurements (metric & imperial).
Welcome to the Top Ten Winners Blog Hop! Do you remember my post from a couple of weeks ago asking for you to vote? Check it out by clicking on “Teacher’s Gifts”. Thank you to every one of you who took the time to vote – it worked! Because of your votes, myself & other lucky talented Demonstrators get to hop along with Kylie (Australia’s #1 Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator). I feel very honoured to be among this group, so thank you once again!
You are visiting from Corinne Blakewho is from the USA. I do hope you enjoyed Connie’s lovely creation.
Last month the theme was Teacher’s Gifts. Well, for this blog hope, it is the same theme but creating a new item. I did started out with butterflies in my head but now that I’ve finished it, they do look like funny sort of butterflies. Yep, I picked up the wrong item, but never mind, I am happy with the project & more than happy with the colours.
The leaves were stamped onto a scrap piece of Whisper white CS, first with Lemon Lime Twist, then with Old Olive, punched with the Leaf Punch, scored down the middle to give them dimensional before adhering to the flowers. They are from the Painted Harvest Stamp Set. Sorry the photo doesn’t really do them justice.
For my card, I created another flower using the above steps, layered the embossed Card onto a piece of Daffodil Delight CS& then to the Base Card – Whisper White. The leaves were created the same way as the crate.
I’m pretty happy with the end result even though the flowers were meant to be butterflies. A happy mistake in this instance.
Today I am sharing with you a card we created in our “Cards @ Toogoom” class last week. I wanted to try & see if I could use the Embossing Paste a different way.
When I started, I wasn’t too sure how it was going to turn out but after some trial & error I think I am finally happy with the outcome. I love it when I can get multiple uses from my craft supplies. I call this “Painting with Embossing Paste” – is that such a thing?
I have used a couple of retired In Colours – Lost Lagoon & Mint Macaron but you could easily create the same card using current colours.
Each month there is a different them & this month, the focus is on the Kids.
I actually created this card a couple of weeks ago when I first received the lovely “Magical Mermaid” Stamp Setwhich I think is perfect for girls. So many ideas, so little time!
I wanted to try & use the set a little different while at the same time, create a different fold. It is very simple but with all the Whisper White I think it is quiet effective.
To create my Base Card – Bermuda Bay, I scored & folded it in half but cut about an inch from the right hand side so that I could continue the “ocean” on the side of the card & the mermaid overlapping a little.
For the inside, I masked off a piece of Whisper White on the left hand side, repeated the same process as I did for the front so that the “ocean” continued across the card & the adhered it to the inside of the Base Card.
I stamped the sentiment onto a scrap of Whisper White in Early Espresso, fussy cut it & adhered it to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I have been playing lots with the Embossing Pastethe last few weeks – loving this stuff & also working on a couple of Creative Card Classes. One of the classes will be using the Paste, so be sure to book your spot.
I teamed the paste up with my new Oh, So Eclectic Bundlewhich only come in the post last week & has been sitting on my desk waiting & waiting.
Creative Cards are held the 1st & 2nd Tuesday of the month or the 1st & 3rd Saturday of the month….. You can find all the details on the Classes/Workshop Page.
My card today is so way out of my comfort zone with all the oranges of Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango, So Saffaron & Garden Green. I am so happy with the card that I have actually decided to include it in one of the classes in the next month or so. Mind you, it doesn’t look much but it has taken me hours to finally create it what with all the playing & changing of colours, but hey that is the fun part of creating.
The flowers have been coloured & blended with my good ol’ Blender Pen. I don’t know what I would do without it. I then highlighted the flowers with a little Clear Wink of Stella. It brings out he colours so much more.
The leaves were stamped using the Memento Tuxedo Black Ink& again coloured with Old Olive Ink & Blender Pen. The Old Olive is a nice contrast against the Garden Green background.
I will let you in on a little secret, the circle was not originally on the card which meant the flowers were sort of lost in the background, so I sponged a die cut circle in So Saffron, popped them on & then onto the card. Made all the difference as it now looks like a completely different card.
I’m not gonna be mean & not share the tutorial today, so don’t forget to click on the link below to grab it so you, too can create a card.
To achieve my “footpath”, I added a 3 small amounts of Embossing Paste onto the Silicone Craft Sheet, added a very tiny drop of Crumb Cake & Chocolate Chip Ink Refills to 2 of the amounts but not really mixing them.
I placed the “Brick” Decorative Mask to the bottom part of a piece of Whisper White Card, applied the White Embossing Paste followed by the Crumb Cake & then the Chocolate Chip to the Mask. I found doing it this way, I had a more of a distinctive look with the colours.