Stamp-Off Product Challenge
It’s another Stamp Off! This week, we have a product challenge using Embossing Paste.
This is one of my favorite products in the Stampin’ Up! 2017-18 Annual Catalog. It’s so fun and easy to use, and it adds so much to a project. Before Stampin’ Up! added the paste to the catalog, I used spackle (yeah, from the tool room!). The Embossing Paste is so much easier to work with, and Mike is happy that I’m not stealing his supplies.
Here’s my card for this week.
I made my own stencil/mask using the Eclectic Layers Thinlits dies and a Window Sheet. Then I used a Sponge Dauber and Whisper White Craft Stampin’ Ink to ink the Basic Black Cardstock. I cleaned and dried the stencil and heat set the craft ink. Then I mixed a bit of Embossing Paste and three drops of Tangerine Tango Classic Ink Refill. I placed my DIY stencil just a bit to the right of the original white stenciled area and applied the paste with a palette knife. I love the texture and dimension it gives that layer!
I decided to use Fresh Fig and Peekaboo Peach for my flowers and Lemon Lime Twist for the leaves using the Oh So Eclectic Stamp Set. After stamping (full strength for the detail, and stamped off one-two times for the “filler”), I die-cut the images with the Eclectic Layers Thinlits.
I layered the Basic Black stenciled/embossed layer and the flowers and leaves to a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper (DSP). Finally, I added it all to a Peekaboo Peach card. I needed ribbon, but didn’t leave enough room for the Peekaboo Peach Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon – which was my plan – so I used some Calypso Coral Ombre Ribbon instead. This is actually some leftover ribbon from a retired embellishment kit from the 2017 Occasions Catalog, but you can still order the ribbon in Calypso Coral, Lemon Lime Twist, or Island Indigo.
Again, I used DSP and ribbon on the same card. I’m definitely turning a new leaf and shedding my hoarding tendencies. I’m so proud of me.
One of the best things about weekly challenges with Susan and Jackie is that we’re all three pretty laid back. If someone can’t join the challenge, or if one of us changes the challenge or does something a little different, it’s ok. No one gets upset or “bent out of shape,” as my mom would say. All three of us have “older” parents, and, even thought they’re all healthy, we do want to check in on them every now and then to make sure they’re behaving. My parents are easy, because they’re close by and are quite independent and more active than I am (although I do call and drop by as often as I can, because I love seeing them and talking with them and snitching corn from the garden and any peaches and apples they have lying around). Mike’s mom needs a little more “hands-on,” and Susan’s and Jackie’s moms require travel. Besides that, Susan and I have kids and grands, so we’re in the middle of three generations.
I’ve told you all that to let you know that our challenges from now on will be every other week. We’ll probably all still be blogging on Fridays (some habits are hard to break!) – so you still should check in! – but we’ll only be sharing our challenges 2-3 times a month. So be sure to check back on September 8 for our sketch challenge!
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a wonderful day!