Happy Friday, everyone! I hope you all have had a wonderful week. This week has been a busy one for my household and the weekend will keep me on my toes as well, but in a good way. My daughter sings in a chorus and they have been recording a number of broadway show tunes for a CD they are producing. They have already completed a number of hours of recording time in a studio. Tomorrow they will be recording in downtown Toronto at the CBC building. It is very exciting! Each recording is a new experience and makes it seem more real. It also gets us one step closer to getting to hear her sing on a CD. We are super excited!
This week, I had a blast getting my fingers all messy and inky as I created with products from Stampendous. My daughter and I even went to a broadway production last night, and I had two blue fingers. Oops! Anyways, I really enjoyed using the products so a few blue fingers were okay.
I started off with using both the Embossing Paste and the Translucent Embossing Paste. I wanted to see how the two different pastes would appear on similar projects. I absolutely love the look that the Graduated Dot Stencil produces. It was also my first time using the Dreamweaver Paste Spreader. I really enjoyed having a spreader with a large width. The wide spreader made it much easier to get a nice clean spread of the paste over the stencil.
The image on the left uses the Embossing Paste and the one on the right uses the Translucent Embossing Paste. They are both great to work with, but my favourite of the two is the translucent embossing paste. It provides a neat glossy type appearance for the colour to adhere to. I created a rainbow type blank card with each paste.
On this card, after the embossing paste had dried, I put the stencil back on top and dabbed the colour onto the paste through the stencil.
For this next card, after the translucent embossing paste was dry, I dabbed the colour across the entire card. It is difficult to see in the photo below, but the dots do have a glossy look to them, whereas the colour on the card above is very flat.
Stampendous stamps are either Perfectly Clear Stamps such as the Seaside Chair set I used on this card, or Cling Rubber Stamps such as Fran’s Pen Pattern Flutter stamp (butterfly) that I used on the card below. Both stamp types are used with a clear block, the difference being that you can see through the Perfectly Clear Stamps.
To create the flock of butterflies without the images overlapping on top of each other, I masked off the butterfly beside each new one I was going to stamp. On this card, I also used the Versamark ink with Stampendous Kaleidoscope embossing powder to add some sparkle to the butterflies wings. The blue butterfly also has a full image of embossed ink on it as well. The Kaleidoscope embossing powder leaves a very cool reflection like colouring to the wings to bring more attention to certain layers of the completed card. It was hard to make this show in the photo, but you can at least see some of sparkle from the kaleidoscope colouring.
Now that you have seen all the fun that I had using a collection of products from Stampendous, would you be interested in winning some for yourself?
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For your chance to win an amazing prize pack from our friends at Stampendous, leave a comment on this blog post telling us if you get your hands messy. Do you stamp? Do you use embossing pastes? Do you enjoy using die cuts? Have you tried stencils? OR if you have not used them yet but would like to try them. The giveaway runs until 6pm EST on Thursday, April 23rd.
Last week’s Freebie Friday post was sponsored by us, the Scrapbook Expo team. Thank you to everyone who commented on last week’s blog post! It sounds like a number of you would like to participate in fun challenges on Instagram. I have read all the comments and will put together a few challenges that I hope everyone can enjoy. The giveaway was for two sets of two entrance passes to the show floor at a 2015 Scrapbook Expo of the winner’s choice. The winners are: Rosa Campos and Karen Mootz.
Congratulations, ladies! Please send your mailing address to Jen Walker and include ‘Scrapbook Expo Tickers winner’ in the subject line and let me know which show you would like the admission passes to.
Don’t forget … If you want a chance to win a prize pack from Stampendous, you need to leave a comment on this post telling me if you like to get your hands messy and inky.
Thanks for joining me this week and I hope you have a fabulous weekend! See you next week! Until then, have fun getting creative.
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