Glitter Galore Birthday
This weekend, I had a virtual pj party with a super fun stamping group. You’ve probably heard me talk about my friend Christy. She lived in Connecticut for years before she moved back to Virginia. While she was there, she signed up to be a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator. Her upline, Holly, has lots of fun events – like chat night every week and virtual pj parties for every catalog launch. Since I’ve been an orphan almost since I joined Stampin’ Up!, Christy and Holly invited me to be an adopted member of their team. I was so honored that they did that.
This weekend’s party was for the new Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog. During the party, there are lots of challenges to spark your creativity and give you new business ideas. One of the challenges is always (at least since I’ve been playing) a Chopped Challenge. It’s a take on the Food Network show. You get four “ingredients” in a basket (envelope). You have to use those four products in a project, but you can add other things if you want.
For this party, Christy selected the chopped ingredients. They were Embossing Paste, Happy Birthday die-cut, window sheet, sequin trim. There was also a segment of an adhesive sheet.
And here’s what I did with them.
I used the Ecelectic Layers Thinlits with the Window Sheet to create a mask. Then I added some Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill to the Embossing Paste and used it with the mask on the Emerald Envy layer. Before it dried, I sprinkled on some Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter.
While the Embossing Paste dried, I decided to transform the Happy Birthday die cut. I added a little Emerald Envy Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill to the leftover Embossing Paste, then spread it over the die-cut, then added some more Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter. I wasn’t super happy with it, so I die cut another Happy Birthday from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and used my transformed die-cut as a shadow.
I layered the sentiment over a Lemon Lime Twist oval to pull that color in. Then I stamped some Oh So Eclectic flowers in Basic Black Archival Ink on Whisper White Cardstock. After coloring them with Peekaboo Peach and Emerald Envy Stampin’ Write Markers, I die cut them with the Eclectic Layers Thinlits and added them to the card. Whew!
Oh, no! I realized just before I took the picture that I forgot the sequin trim. I pulled a few of the silver ones off the thread and added them to the card with rolled up Mini Glue Dots. And I also used the adhesive sheets behind the Happy Birthday die-cuts. Instead of die-cutting the adhesive, I just pressed the already cut image onto the adhesive to cover the die-cuts with the adhesive.
I had so much fun with this challenge! Play with the new Embossing Paste and see what you come up with. You can use it so many ways – with the masks in the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog, with retired masks, with window sheets you die-cut to make your own masks, and just “free form.” You can color it with ink refills and/or add embossing powder and heat. It adds texture and dimension to your projects, and it’s a lot of fun. Give it a try!
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