Hello! Today’s video shows DIY stencils and colored embossing paste. Both are easy and such a great way to stretch your supplies…
[All supplies are linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.]
To prevent too much contrast between a plain white background and the bright yellow paste, I first stamped the background repeatedly with Soft Vanilla ink and a sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp Watts Up stamp set. (This is part of the new April Card Kit. This is my favorite yet. SO good.) I then used the “stencil” and colored paste over the background and immediately added sparkly embossing powder. The paste holds the powder well and when heated, leaves the paste with a fine shimmer.
I used my favorite embossing powder – Liquid Platinum – to create the lightbulb on vellum. In my poor planning, I didn’t leave a place for a stamped sentiment! Oops. So I die cut a “love you” sentiment and stuck it right on top of the card. Love this solution.
And I will be honest – this card wasn’t my first try. I created a piece and wasn’t thrilled with it. (There wasn’t enough room in the center of the rays for the lightbulb.) However, I very rarely pitch anything! So I saved the piece and turned it into this bonus card…
When in doubt, add a red die cut heart covered with Wink of Stella shimmer and Glossy Accents. The sentiments on this card are also from the SSS Watts Up set.
EMBOSSING POWDER CONTAINERS
A few weeks ago I shared how I store my favorite embossing powders… and I showed it again in this video. I am *really* happy with this system and how compact it is. I use small containers with a cable clip stuck in the lid to hold a mini spoon. Many people have emailed me since the cable clips I used are no longer available on Amazon. I checked out two other options that work well. One is a tiny little clear clip that pinches the spoon in place. The other is a slightly bigger clear clip that would hold a bigger spoon as well as the mini. Both work fine. Here you can see all three options attached to the lid of the container – the small clear, the big clear and the original. All are great and hopefully something will work for you…
GIVEAWAYS & WINNERS
Here is a look at the new April Simon Says Stamp Card Kit I used for this card. And I have a kit to give to a lucky winner! For your chance, leave a comment here by 11:59pmEST on 3/20/14. Good luck!
Also, I have a few winners to announce! The three lucky folks who will get a Winnie and Walter stamp set are: Janis in ID, Yasmine and Joanne M. The winner of the Bossy Joscie giveaway is Elizabeth Lumsden. (I emailed each of you.)
See you soon.