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Embossing Paste Waves Birthday Card

I used embossing paste with the Hero Arts Wave stencil on royal blue cardstock, thinking I could pair it with one of the sailboat stamps I have. Well, that may have worked FINE, if I didn’t make the whole page waves…with the whole page as waves, it really looked like I was trying to create my own version of “The Perfect Storm”.

So, for today, an abstract background birthday card! You get to pick the background you want to see.

Supplies: Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Tempting Turquoise, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn, stencil – Hero Arts, embossing paste – Dreamweaver, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Floral Birthday Card with Tinted Embossing Paste Background

I am still playing with embossing paste here. For this background, I mixed a little bit of Almost Amethyst ink into the clear embossing paste before spreading it across the stencil.

I die cut a flower out of green, and used the “petals” for leaves.

Supplies: Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone Sour Apple, Stampin’ Up! Barely Banana (retired), Bashful Blue (retired), inks – Stampin’ Up! Almost Amethyst (retired), VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangles), Provo Craft (flower), stencil – Neat & Tangled, embossing paste – Dreamweaver/Wendy Vecchi/Studio 490 clear, embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl.


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Floral Mother’s Day Card with Embossing Paste

Last week, Ellen Hutson’s blog, The Classroom, was featuring Tonic Nuvo Embellishment Mousses. I have none of these mousses. They do look lovely, fun to play with. I really don’t know how often I would use them, and knowing that, how in goodness sakes would I choose which ONE of the 24 colors to buy??? Pink Flambe because hot pink is my favorite color? Or Aquamarine or Powder Blue for the sky/ocean possibilities? In reality, if I do eventually splurge (it is not in the budget for the foreseeable future!) on ONE, I would probably get Pure Platinum, because who can’t use a neutral metallic.

I have a two embossing pastes (clear, white) by Dreamweaver, and these can be colored by adding ink before spreading, and I can potentially sprinkle glitter on top after spreading (before it dries).

Today, I just spread the clear over a floral stencil. This is a card for my Mom.

Supplies: Stamp – Clearly Besotted, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Calypso Coral, Real Red, ink – VersaFine Satin Red, stencil – Heidi Swapp, embossing paste – Dreamweaver/Studio 490/Wendy Vecchi translucent, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, twine – MarkerPop.


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World Card Making Day 2016

fox-under-the-weather

Today is World Card Making Day!

I went looking early (6:00 am, EST) for challenges, and nothing had been posted yet. Then, I got working on my own things. I need to go back and look at company blogs for challenges.

It is rainy and gray here this morning, so I went with that theme. I blended a circle of blue onto gray cardstock, then used a stencil to add falling hearts (rain) with translucent embossing paste. Once that was dry, I mounted the log, the fox, and the sentiment.

Here is a close up of the stenciled hearts:

fox-under-the-weather-close-up(click on any photo to enlarge)

Supplies: Stamps – Lawn Fawn, The Cat’s Pajamas, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, Smoky Slate, inks – Copic E19, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Tumbled Glass, VersaFine Onyx Black, Vintage Sepia, stencil – Simon Says Stamp, die – Lawn Fawn, embossing paste – Dreamweaver.


Falling Hearts Be My Valentine Card

falling hearts embossing paste valentine

For this card, I applied embossing paste to red cardstock using a Simon Says Stamp stencil.

Supplies: Stamp – Clearly Besotted, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone Grape Jelly, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, ink – VersaFine Satin Red, stencil – Simon Says Stamp, embossing paste – Dreamweaver, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, metallic cord – PaperMart.


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Sunflower Shower Card

sunflower shower

Remember the sunflower project I was working on? My mother is attending a bridal shower for the lover of sunflowers, and this is what I came up with for a shower card.

I created a cute little scene, with heart shaped raindrops in translucent embossing paste falling on a smiling sunflower.

Here is a close up of the raindrops:

sunflower shower close up

Supplies: Stamps – JustRite, Taylored Expressions, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pear Pizzazz, Pumpkin Pie, inks – Copic E53, R29, YG25, YR04, Y18, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Tumbled Glass, VersaFine Vintage Sepia, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched hill), Memory Box (clouds), stencil – Simon Says Stamp, embossing paste – Dreamweaver/Wendy Vecchi translucent, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Double Partial Die Cut Birthday Card – PTI Make It Monday #207

walty 2015 bday 2

This week’s Papertrey Ink Make it Monday (#207) – Double Partial Die Cuts provided inspiration for a birthday card for my Dad.

I partially cut the word BIRTHDAY and a rectangle out of Pacific Point cardstock. Did a little bit of ink blending in the window using Distress Ink Tumbled Glass. Added embossing paste polka dots with a Heidi Swapp stencil. Final touch – numbered balloons! The entire blue layer is popped up on foam tape.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies: Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – Papertrey Ink White, Stampin’ Up! Pacific Point, Real Red, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Tumbled Glass, VersaFine Satin Red, dies – Lawn Fawn (rectangle), Papertrey Ink (word), Provo Craft (numbers), Taylored Expressions (balloon), stencil – Heidi Swapp, embossing paste – Dreamweaver, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, floss – DMC.