Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Stampin' Up! Lift Me Up Card Using Embossing Paste

Happy Wednesday, Peaches! So...my house is pretty much back to normal. There are still a few things to finish, but mostly done. And it could not have come at a better time because we just gained a new nephew into our family!!!! My sister went into the hospital to have him, so we got to take care of my niece (who is now the happiest big sister in the world) while her mom and dad were busy bringing her baby brother into the world. People, the world just got so much cuter!!!!

It's truly amazing how something so small, living inside and depending on their mother arrives and is beyond any beautiful thing I could imagine. I mean, I knew, of course, that my sister would at some point after her 9 month term, deliver him, but it still gets me every time! He's more gorgeous, more precious, more EVERYTHING than I could dream of and we are so over the moon to have him in our lives. I'll post a picture of my little girl, holding her cousin for the first time. So much love!!!

Now that I've shared the big news, I'd like to share another fun project today, using the brand new embossing paste! In a previous post I explained how it works to add dimension and create more texture for your projects and that you can make it into basically any color you like just be adding color from your re-inkers. Well, I wanted to add that you can also create fun ombre paste as well. You  can achieve this a few different ways. I've seen a few demonstrators put ink into a spritzer and spritz the ink onto the paste, you can mix multiple colored pastes to create variations in your project, or (as I have done on my project today) you can use one color of ink in different concentrations in your paste to create darker colored paste or lighter colored paste.

I wanted to create clouds in varied colors to mimic the variation of the sky, so I took Bermuda Bay re-inker and pulled out 3 seperate dabs of paste. To one I added 2 drops of ink, to the second I added 1 drop, and the last I added none so I could have some white areas. Next, I used the Detailed Santa thinlits die to die cut out of some cardstock. This will be my stencil. As a side note, you can create your own stencils out of different materials that can be used more than once, but I just decided to make this one out of cardstock which can only be used once generally. Then I just placed my stencil over the area I wanted to add paste to and added my different colored pastes to, making sure to blend well where two diff colors meet. This paste dries pretty quick so when I'm done with adding the paste, I just put it aside to dry and begin working on the rest of the elements of my card. I used the Lift Me Up stamp and dies to add detail to my card. To finish it off, I took some of the new in-color ribbon in Lemon Lime Twist and cut it in half down the length of the ribbon because I wanted a thinner ribbon in that color but didn't have any on hand. And that finishes of my card! Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to scroll down to see my new sweet nephew! See you next post!




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