Embossing paste adds such a fun textured element to cards. I used one of the Basic Pattern masks for the background of this card. Basic Gray and Basic Black are the cardstock colors used. The strip of DSP came from a retired pack (I believe).
The three small flowers came from the Delicate Dahlias stamp set. The small flower stamp is often overlooked in the set since the large dahlia usually takes center stage. I stamped the flower thrree times on Basic White then fussy cut the images.
The sentiment also came from the Delicate Dahlia stamp set and was stamped in Melon Mambo on Basic White then cut out with a die from the Ornate Frames die set. Basic Black was cut to fit behind the sentiment then popped up on dimensionals. Two of the flowers were also popped up on dimensionals.
Here is a video that takes you step by step through the embossing part of making this card.
After everyone got used to how the embossing paste worked, we stepped it up a notch and created colored embossing paste using reinkers. For this card, we put two blobs of embossing paste on a piece of waxed paper. We dropped just one drop of Daffodil Delight reinker to the first blob and about 3 drops of Soft Seafoam to the second blob of embossing paste.
We stirred up our “concoctions” with our palette knives until the color was blended in evenly. Some people liked to create separate yellow and green sections while I preferred to blend mine just a little for an ombre look. The decorative mask that was used for this card came from the Basic Patterns masks.
The sentiment was stamped in Daffodil Delight using a stamp from the Shaded Summer stamp set. The daisy was also stamped in Daffodil Delight and punched out with the medium daisy punch. The center of the flower was colored with the corresponding Stampin’ Blend to make it darker. The daisy was popped up on dimensionals.
If you haven’t tried the embossing paste, it’s really a lot of fun. Like with almost all the Stampin’ Up! products, the possibilities are limitless.
I’ll try to make a video using the embossing paste because I know several people have not tried it including one sweet gal who was unable to make it to my class but purchased the needed supplies. Be on the look out for it. If I can make it in the next few days, I’ll add it to this post.
Some of you know that I got a new puppy in August. She is a bundle of energy, sometimes a bundle of joy but mostly a bundle of trouble. She is so active! Her favorite “game” is to steal clothes from the laundry pile or bathroom floor and drag them down the hall to the family room. Even at only 8 pounds, she could manage to drag a pair of jeans down the hall. If the article of clothing is small, she will try to make her trip worthwhile by carry two articles at once. She is hilarious. If you show up at our house unexpectedly, you may find loose articles of laundry strewn about our family room. Be warned. 😉
You may be wondering why she is sitting in a baby walker. That is how she has to eat her meals and especially “drink”. Annie has megaesophagus which means that food and/or liquid can pool in her esophagus because it is enlarged and has pockets. The biggest fear is that food or liquid will make it to her lungs causing aspiration pneumonia. For Annie, water has to be thickened to almost jello-like consistency and she has to remain upright for at least 15 minutes after “drinking”.
Most puppies can be fairly time consuming but, this little one is even more so. My ability to design cards or make videos has been hampered severely. But I think she is worth all the extra time that I have to spend with her. Hopefully, you’ll bear with me as I learn more about how best to take care of Annie’s unique needs and all the while continuing this fun crafting journey of being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator (albeit at a slightly slower pace than originally anticipated).
Happy stamping! And if you have a dog, go give her some attention.