Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Stampin' Up! Celebration Time Birthday Card with Gold Embossing Paste

Hello, sweet Peaches! Today I'm bringing you a helpful trick/tip when using embossing paste with embossing powder. This card started out with a really fun idea that turned into an even better one. I knew I wanted a dimensional, textured background that was as much a party as the main focal point of my project, which was going to be a cake. So I looked to my dies. Did you know that many of your overlooked dies can be used in so many fun ways; you're only limited by your creativity! I was specifically looking at my Window Box dies since they were already out from my last project-instant, unsuspecting  inspiration, my favorite kind!

In this set of dies, you have the ability to create just beautiful 3-D window boxes. There are smaller dies that fit within the sides of the windows for endless designs and patterns (see picture below ). I used the smaller birthday candle die, carefully lined it up straight, and repetitively cut it across a piece of scrap paper. Don't worry too much if the cuts run off the paper. It's more important that they are as aligned and straight as possible. Basically, you will have created your own custom stencil. It may even be fun to die cut the candles wonky for a fun look. I've also included a picture of my finished "stencil" below.

Now that I had my stencil ready to go, I took some Dapper Denim cardstock and my embossing paste, and I spread it in a messy fashion over the diagonal of the corner of my panel. It really looked awesome when I removed my stencil, but I felt it needed more pop. So then I decided to try using gold embossing powder on it. I've used white embossing powder mixed with Dazzling Diamonds glitter before (my "This Little Piggy" post) for puffy clouds and I loved the look and texture that the heat embossing gave, so I wanted to experiment with the gold. Now, if you plan on trying this, I will refer you to my previous Piggy post which explains how the two work together and more tips and tricks to help your embossing experience be a successful one.

After I added the powder to my paste and heat set it, it turned this gorgeous metallic, dimensional gold!!! Just stunning! The rest of the card came together fairly simply, using the new Celebration Time stamp and die set. This is a pretty party packed set (whew! Say that 10 times fast!). I live all the additional dies that create such fun and playful elements, perfect for any party/card. Well, that's my card for today! Thanks for stopping by, and I will include a list of supplies used below. See you next post!

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  1. Now this is something which I was looking for, I am going to try and make this card by myself. Hope I will do as good as you did. Thank you for sharing it

    1. It's my pleasure to share! 😊 It's really not too complicated. I think you just need to have patience in creating the stencil.


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