...with embossing paste! This summer, we've been having some fun with my Fixer Upper Classes. First, we played with color and explored the seasons using the Color Theory Designer Series Paper and Colorful Seasons Bundle. Next, we did some wood working (minus the splinters) with the Wood Textures Suite. Now...it's time to get our hands dirty and spackle...with embossing paste!
This class promises to be the best of the series as we explore different uses and techniques to add 3-D texture to cards and projects. We'll uses Pattern Party Decorative Masks, make our own stencils, add some color and sparkle, and try a bit of free hand work. This is so much fun. I keep my jar of embossing paste on my crafting table all the time - there's just so many ways to use it! I can't wait to use it in all of my holiday decorating, too!
This final Fixer Upper Class is being held on Wednesday, August 30 at 6:30. The cost is $35, and must be prepaid by August 15th. In addition to the cards made in class, you'll also go home with:
Space is limited so register today!
I love blue and silver for Christmas. It's cool, crisp tones make me wish for white Christmas and pretty packages all wrapped in foil paper. Last night, after my Christmas in July class, I was in the mood to play and design in my studio. I went to grab theBe Merry Christmas paper with it's festive reds and greens, when theFoil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper caught my eye. Hmmmm...Soft Sky metallics and Christmas? Perfect!
The Carols of Christmas Stamp Set is part of the AMAZING Christmas in July offer by Stampin' Up! When you join my Stampin' Bee Team by purchasing Stampin' Up's awesome starter kit, not only do you get $125 in your choice of product for only $99 (+ free shipping), you also receive the Carols of Christmas Stamp set absolutely free - along with $50 in additional free products! This offer is too good to pass up - and it only lasts until Monday, 7/31. Contact me today to learn more, orclick here to join now!
Today's Tutorial (and give away!)
Of all the greens, I can honestly say that Old Olive is the one I've most struggled to use. I love greens the fall along the blue-side like Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Tranquil Tide, and Emerald Envy. And I like shockingly bright greens like Lemon Lime Twist. But, unless I was looking for a green in autumn or Christmas, Old Olive seemed to be relegated to my shelf. That is, until this summer.
Last night, was my first chance to use this set. I used the Clouds Mask with the Textured Embossing Paste for some background texture. If you haven't tried the Embossing Paste yet, it dries fast! Which is great for your paper, but make sure you get your tools cleaned up quickly. A baby wipe (or 2) at your work station will help immediate clean up, but you'll want some warm soapy water nearby, too. But it's so easy to ,work with, and a lot of fun, too.
Speaking of Embossing Paste, it's being featured in my third and final Fixer Upper Class, which has been moved back to it's original date of Wednesday, August 30th from 6:30-9 pm at my studio. I'll teach you several different techniques for using embossing paste. The class fee is $35 prepaid (by August 15th) and includes the following supplies for you to use and take home. Just email me to register!
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Today is a "focus on the paper" card. There's no stamping here, just paper. I paired the Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper, with theLovely Words Thinlet Dies. Making sure there is enough contrast between the background paper and the thinlet is key, as you really want your thinlet to pop out and be your focal point. If there isn't enough contrast, it becomes illegible.