Monday, July 24, 2017

Stampin' Up! This Little Piggy Card Using Embossing Paste With Embossing Powder


Hello, sweet Peaches and happy Monday! I had such a memorable weekend celebrating my mom's 60th birthday. We went to Pacifica Beach in California. It's one of my mom's favorite beaches, so my siblings and I drove the 2 1/2 hour drive to surprise her. It was so great because she had no clue and was completely shocked. In fact, it was pretty funny because my sister walked right up to her and she still didn't know what was going on until we all jumped up and yelled "Surprise!" The weather couldn't have been better. We played bocce ball, BBQed tri-tip, and our kiddos played in the sand and searched for sand crabs, while trying to run away from the waves. It was such a blast and I know she'll always remember this special day. I'm going to include a few pictures down below.

Well, onto today's project. I had quite a few girls on my team that were curious as to whether or not embossing powder could be used with the brand new embossing paste, so I experimented. I actually wasn't completely sure of what to expect for the outcome but I had some suspicions. In the past, to speed up drying time, I would use my heat tool. I found that if you let your heat tool get good and hot (about 30 seconds) and sporadically expose your paste to the heat in short bursts, you can dry it faster. However, if you expose it too long, it will bubble and crack. So I kept this in mind for my project using the powder and paste.

First, I watercolored my background in Tempting Turquoise with my aqua painter. After that I dried, I wanted puffy clouds for my background, so I used the cloud stencil and spread my embossing paste.  I wanted it to be a bit thicker because I was going for a "puffier" cloud look, so I applied it thickly over the stencil. Then I took my white embossing powder, mixed it with some Dazzling Diamonds glitter, and quickly added it to the paste. This is important because if the paste dries before you add the powder, it will not stick and emboss properly.

The next step was to dry it with my heat tool. I applied the same knowledge that I learned from hearing the paste on it own to how I used the powder with the heat tool. I was careful to not over heat it but I did want the paste to bubble a bit since I wanted my clouds to be puffy, so I used the heat tool just until it began to bubble. Then I pulled it away and it creates a really fun effect. I've included a close up of the clouds below so you can get an idea of the dimension that was created. I just love the paste and look forward to finding even more great and creative ways to use it. Thanks for stopping by and see you next post!









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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Stampin' Up! Oh So Eclectic Card

Hello, sweet Peaches and happy Wednesday! I have a quick post/card for you today, using the "Oh So Eclectic" stamp set and coordinating dies. I just love how these dies all work so differently. In the die set, for example, there are the regular dies that cut out various shapes, there are some that will only cut out patterned sections, and there are even ones that only emboss into your cardstock for a simple, yet unique and textured look. I've used the first type to cut my leaves, the second for the diamond-shaped layer behind my heart, and the last type to emboss leaf patterns along the diagonal of my Peekaboo Peach cardstock.

I also created a watercolor background to peek out from behind my heart and die cut background. I used Bermuda Bay, Peekaboo Peach, and a little Lemon Lime Twist, with my Wink of Stella pen. I really like how all the layers created so much dimension. Well, that's my card for today! Thanks so much for stopping by and see you next post!





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Monday, July 17, 2017

Stampin' Up! Fabulous Flamingo Watercolor Congratulations Card

Hey Peaches! Happy Monday! I have a lovely watercolor card for you today. You all know how I love incorporating this technique into my projects. I just love how I can be so free, and even a bit messy with the process, because here's the thing: I'm a super "type A" clean freak. Yes, I'll admit it. I hate messes, and when things are out of place. I can't even truly enjoy most things if I'm surrounded by any kind of disarray, so when I get to watercolor, I feel like I can really let go. I can do whatever I want to. I can just let the process happen. I can't even explain what happens, but it's always good and I come away feeling refreshed and energized with creativity. I just love watercoloring and I loved creating this card.



I started by taking the beautiful flamingo stamp(s) from the Fabulous Flamingo stamp set which is a multiple step stamp, and stamped her (I've decided my flamingo is a "her") first in Flirty Flamingo, then in Calypso Coral for the next two layers onto watercolor paper. Then, I took a few of my Stamp-n-write markers in the Calypso Coral, Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo, and Rose Red to flick additional feathers onto the flamingo. To do this, I used the brush too end of the pen and in a feathering-flick motion, created the feathers in varied lengths and colors. Then, I took the stamp with the outlined body legs of the flamingo and just inked up the legs in Basic Black archival ink. I took my spritzer, filled with just water, and spritzed it lightly, just enough to get the colors to start to move, and then I heat set it to dry it.


After it dried, I took each marker, one at a time, and colored a bit in a piece of acetate and spritzed it with water till the ink beaded up and "smooshed" the ink all around the flamingo. Lastly, (it's important that you do this step at the end so the black ink won't bleed) I took my black stamp-n-write marker to color in her beak and eye. I cut around the image, added it, along with a few embellishments, to my card base, and that finished my card for today. Thanks so much for stopping by and I'll see you next post!



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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Stampin' Up! Best Birds Card

Hello and happy Wednesday, Peaches! I hope your week is going well! I have a cute card for you today, featuring the Best Birds stamp set and dies. I had been putting off getting this set for a while now, and honestly, I'm not even sure why. The sentiments are great for many occasions and the birds are just too cute! I look forward to creating many cards with this set.

For today's card, I was having fun playing with a color combo that features the new in-color Powder Pink, along with the previous year's new in-color Peekaboo Peach. I also added a bit of Soft Sky and Bermuda Bay for a few blue tones to balance my warm colors out with some cool tones. I love mixing warm tones with cool tones. Typically in art, it can be difficult to mix the two tones and come up with something appealing to the eye, but I just love the way these colors mix!

I wanted to add the "branch" stamp in my background to "ground" my bird a bit, but struggled at first because I didn't want to introduce too many colors into my project, at the risk of assaulting the eyes, lol. My solution was to heat emboss the branch in copper, which I think turned out pretty cool. I like the metallic shine it adds to the project.

Lastly, I added a few embellishments along with my sentiment, and that completed my card. Thanks so much for stopping by! See you next post!




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Ho, ho, ho!  If Bonus Days  weren't enough, our Christmas in July promotion makes it more exciting than ever to sign up to be a demonstrator! New recruits who signed up in July will receive a FREE Essentials Gift Pack  which includes Paper Snips, SNAIL Adhesive, Grid Paper, two D Blocks ( One for you and one for a stamping friend), and a Bone Folder.  That's an added value of $52!  Additionally, you will get a taste of the perks of being a demonstrator; included in your gift pack is the new Carols of Christmas Stamp Set  from the holiday catalog for FREE ($20)!  

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Stampin' Up! This Little Piggy Card Using Embossing Paste With Embossing Powder

Hello, sweet Peaches and happy Monday! I had such a memorable weekend celebrating my mom's 60th birthday. We went to Pacifica Beach in...