I had a great idea the other day and decided to have a play with one of my new stencils with translucent embossing paste. A fab idea, until I tried to photograph it - what a complete and utter nightmare that was!
Here's the card, detailed in three photos so you can hopefully see what's going on! haha
I started by masking a circle off the edge of a panel of white cardstock and then stamped the various images in bright colours. I then applied translucent embossing paste through a diagonal striped stencil. The paste is semi-opaque when first applied but it does eventually dry clear. Once dry I adhered the panel to the card base using 3D foam strips. I then messed about for ages trying different die cuts to add a sentiment but nothing looked quite right so I decided to leave it blank. Perhaps I should have stamped a sentiment before applying the paste! Hey ho, hindsight is a wonderful thing! I love the effect of the glossy embossing paste but it's just so difficult to show it well in a photo.
- Stamps: Paper Smooches - Reflections
- Ink: Versa Color - Fresh Green, Orange, Raspberry, Lagoon Blue, Imperial Blue
- Stencil: MFT Mix-ables Stencil - Diagonal Stripes
- Embossing Paste: Dreamweaver - Translucent
Let's Craft and Create - Challenge #96 - Anything Goes
Paper Smooches SPARKS - September 21-27 Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Challenge #90 - Anything Goes
Daring Cardmakers - Stencil Revolution
Craft Your Passion - Challenge #232 - I Can See Clearly Now (use something transparent)
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Stencils & Stamps
As always, thanks so much for your supportive comments, I appreciate each and every one :)