Thursday, June 12, 2014

Embossing Paste and Pushing Outside of My Norm

 Good Morning Crafters!

I'm here to share my card for two challenges. Normally I'm not into sharing challenges but sometimes it works out :) 

First the theme of the card was decided by CAS-ology. There word is 

 Simon Says Stamp is challenging us to use stencils. There are going to be four hundred million entries into this challenge lol. Stencils are everywhere! 

This card is completely outside of my box. There is are no bright colors or glitter. Shut up, I know right?!

I started by using Hero Arts/Basic Gray Leaf and Flourish stencil. I just recently bought embossing paste and this is the fist time I'm using it. I have to say it's pretty freaking awesome :) I thought it wasn't for me because I'm impatient and wouldn't want to wait for it to dry. Dude, it dries so fast. :) 
I colored my white embossing paste with my distress ink reinker in spun sugar. I love how soft it came out. 

I stamped the flower bouquet from Hero Arts/Basic Grey Once Upon a Time and heat embossed it in white. I used a H20 pen and distress inks to do some water coloring. I trimmed it out and adhered it with dimensional adhesive to my card base. The sentiment is from the same set and was heat embossed with silver metallic. It photographed terribly. In real life it's super shiny. I added it with more dimensional adhesive. Some pearls on the flowers finished it off. 

Call me a traditionalist but I feel like anniversary/wedding cards should be soft and pretty and romantic. Maybe it's just me :)

Thanks for dropping in! 



  1. Smashing card, I love the pink paste background, very subtle and the bright pop of your flowers is perfect :D x

  2. I love the card, really soft and romantic.

  3. How you used the stencil is WONDERFUL!

  4. Seriously GORGEOUS! Lovely colors, classy design. Thanks for joining us at CASology this week!

  5. Absolutely stunning Kel!

  6. For a first try at embossing paste, this is downright amazing! So glad you joined us at CASology this week!

  7. This is DIVINE!!! WOW!!! I have NOT used embossing paste yet, but I WILL after this card!!!

    Thanks for joining CASology in the celebrations, tune in we have more to come and blog candy!, so check out CASology's post TODAY to see what is coming!!!!

    ---Also check out my special post tomorrow -for MORE Fun, Prize and a GAME!

  8. Stunning card, I love this stencil, so perfect for your pretty bouquet of flowers, Cathy x

  9. This is gorgeous, Kelly! I haven't been brave enough to use my embossing paste yet but maybe it's about time... Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

  10. This is stunning, Kelly! I love the pink paste and those flowers are exquisite. Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Stencil It!

  11. Kelly, your card is GORGEOUS! You may want to head on over and check out the Winner's Post, too! ;)

  12. WOOHOO! I just read that YOU WON the challenge over at the SSS Wednesday Challenge blog! Now you'll have some extra money for shopping! ENJOY! I was so excited when I saw it was you Kelly - Congrats!!