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.
I saw a great sketch over at Freshly Made Sketchesyesterday & thought it would be perfect to showcase the “Grateful Bunch” Stamp Set & the matching “Blossom” Punch both of which are retiring.
To create my card I stamped the leaf direct onto a piece of Whisper White Cardstock in Wild Wasabi Ink. I created a small faux stitched border around the Card using a Ruler & the Marina Mist Stampin’ Write Marker. I didn’t go with Pacific Point as I wanted to tone it down a little.
I then stamped the large Sunflower onto a scrap of Whisper White in Archival Basic Grey Ink, coloured with the Pacific Point Watercolour Pencil & Blender Pen before fussy cutting.
I stamped the group of flowers a number of times onto Whisper White with Archival Basic Grey Ink including extra small flowers, coloured with the Daffodil Delight & Melon Mambo Watercolour Pencils & Blender Pen. I punched all flowers using the “Blossom” Punch.
Clear Wink of Stella was applied to the flowers to add shine & to bring out the colour a little more. Gold Wink of Stella (retiring) was applied to centre of the large flower.
Marina Mist strips were adhered to both sides of the stamped Whisper White before layering onto a piece of Whisper White & then to the Base Card – Pink Pirouette.
The flowers were arranged onto the Card Front & adhered with Multipurpose Liquid Glue & Stampin’ Dimensionals.
The sentiment is from the “Love & Affection” Stamp Set (retiring) & is stamped onto a piece of Whisper White in Archival Basic Grey Ink before cutting back to size & layered onto a piece of Marina Mist. Both ends were then punched using the “Banner Triple”Punch & adhering to the Card Front.
To complete the card I added Rhinestones Basic Jewels to the centre of the flowers & randomly scattered a couple over the front.
For the inside of the card, I stamped the leaf onto Whisper White in Wild Wasabi Ink & added the extra flowers left over from the front.
Thank you ladies for a great challenge. Just what I needed to help showcase the sweet “Grateful Bunch” Stamp Set & the matching “Blossom” Punch.
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My card I am sharing with you today was created for a challenge but as usual, completely forgot to post it. Well, to be honest, I couldn’t find what challenge I did it for. Does that ever happen to you?
I’ve used the lovely “By the Shore” DSP & the co-ordinating “Seaside Shore” Stamp Set. I teamed it up with Dapper Denim & Very Vanilla Card. Inks were Mint Macaron, Dapper Denim & Calypso Coral. My Blender Pen was used to colour parts of the “coral”.
A little something different today. I am sharing with you a card I did a few months ago which has been sitting on my desk waiting patiently to be posted. I’ve kept it blank for the moment & will stamp a greeting on the front once the occasion happens.
This is my version of a “Magic Card” or is it a “Sliding Card“? It could be a “Magic Sliding Card“. I’m not too sure but will let you decide for yourself.
I layed a piece of DSP over a piece of Whisper White Card, cut a circle in the centre of both pieces using the Layered Circle Framelits. I cut a frame using the same Framelit & a size larger from Bermuda Bay Card & set it aside. Also set aside the piece that you cut from the centre. This is your front DSP.
So that the DSP Images would match, I then placed the piece with the Circle cut from the middle, matched the images & drew a circle onto the 2nd piece of DSP with a Pencil. Once I had done that, I then very carefully cut the DSP down to the size I wanted still ensuring that the images matched, side to side & top & bottom..
I randomly stamped the birds across both pieces of DSP in Early Espresso Ink not too worried if they matched or not. I randomly stamped the Reeds along the bottom of the front DSP in Crumb Cake Ink before layering onto a piece of Whisper White Card & layering the Frame around the cut out circle.
For the Base Card, I cut & scored a piece of Bermuda Bay to the size I wanted, cut a circle in the front with the same circle Framelit as the DSP, adhered the extra piece of DSP from the front ensuring the DSP Images matched in & adhered the card together before layering the Front DSP to the top ensuring it all matched.
For the Inside, I created a little tab from scrap Whisper White Card, punched a small hole with the 1/16″ Handheld Punch, threaded through Linen Thread & adhered the tab to the top of a piece of Whisper White Card before layering 1 piece of the DSP over the Whisper White ensuring the bottom of the tab could not be seen.
I sure hope this is not too confusing as it has been a long time since creating it. I think I will have to create another just to refresh my memory.
I haven’t posted for a couple of days – been sort of busy & run off my feet.
I made this card yesterday, not knowing what I was going to do, but as usual walking around with the colours – Pumpkin Pie & Old Olive – in my hand. Finally picked the stamp set, sat down & played.
These aren’t my usual colours, but have wanted to go out of the box for a change & see what I can come up with.
Supplies – Stamp Set – Eastern Blooms Ink Pad – Pumpkin Pie, Night of Navy Card Stock – Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Very Vanilla Accessories – Snail glue, dimensionals, Scallop Edge Punch Ribbon – Grograin Pumpkin Pie