Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Eastern Pattern Party

My new products arrived yesterday and I couldn't wait to dip into the Embossing Paste!  As I normally do, I started work on several projects while the paste was open!  I'll share the others with you as and when I finish them.  I've used embossing pastes in the past and found this Stampin' Up Embossing Paste very superior!  It has a lovely, light - almost mousse - texture that is super easy to spread and control.  I was really impressed with the wonderfully crisp patterns that can be so quickly and easily achieved with the masks.  

I did leave the patterns to dry overnight but only because I ran out of crafting time!

For this card, I used the large medallion mask from the Pattern Party set and a 6" square Fresh Fig base card.  Having added a drop of Fresh Fig ink (from the re-inker) and some Dazzling Diamonds Glitter to some embossing paste in a small container, I smoothed it over the mask with a palette knife.  I then, carefully, removed the mask and left the piece to dry.
Beautiful Bouquet, Embossing Paste, Pattern Party Masks, Eastern Medallions, #thecraftythinker, Stampin' Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
Embossing Paste with ink and glitter added

TIPS:
  • Clean the mask and tools immediately or at least plop them into some warm water.
  • I think I will use a thicker card next time I use this large mask.  I found the Fresh Fig cardstock did warp a bit.  Alternatively I might add the embossing paste to a separate layer.

The flowers are from the Flower Shop and Beautiful Bouquet stamp sets, stamped onto Very Vanilla cardstock with Powder Pink and Fresh Fig inks (I used a Fresh Fig marker on the stamp , after tapping it onto the light pink ink pad, to add a darker centre to the flowers).  I used the coordinating Bouquet Bunch framelits and Pansy punch to cut out the flowers.

TIP:
  • Save 10% by purchasing the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set and coordinating Bouquet Bunch framelits as a bundle.

I then added a bit of depth to the flowers using my bone folder to gently curl down the ends of the petals and a ball tool on a Stampin' Pierce Mat in the centre of the flowers.  I had first cut between the petals of the smaller flowers so that they could overlap a little as I shaped them.   I placed some Glitter Enamel Dots in the centres of the smaller flowers and added some Wink of Stella to the centre of the larger flower.  The foliage is cut from Lemon Lime Twist card with the Bouquet Bunch framelits.

I cut one of the Eastern Medallions from Lemon Lime Twist card and adhered it to the corner.  I then nestled one of the smaller circular Eastern Medallion dies inside one of the Layering Circles dies to cut out some Powder Pink cardstock and used the same Layering Circle die to cut some Fresh Fig card.  I stamped the greeting from the Beautiful Bouquet set in the centre and layered them onto the larger medallion.
Beautiful Bouquet, Embossing Paste, Pattern Party Masks, Eastern Medallions, #thecraftythinker, Stampin' Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW 
Thick cardstock or creating a separate layer seems recommended when using this large
mask with Embossing Paste to avoid warping.





Thank you for visiting.
'Til next time!
Stephanie

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2 comments:

  1. Beautiful project Stephanie. Love the embossing paste and thank you for the tips. Jay

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    1. You're welcome, Jay. Thank you for your comment!

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