How to Use Embossing Paste – Ombre’ Technique

Hi Stampers. Welcome to the Pals’ July  Blog Hop! We’re so glad you’re here because we made some great projects that are “Mixing It Up” –  adding texture that will really take your projects up a notch – or two! You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

Stampin Up! Leave a Little Sparkle handmade unicorn stamp using ombre method with embossing paste by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

For my card, I decided to show you how to use the ombre’ technique using embossing paste.  How to use embossing paste may seem a little intimidating, but it’s really not. A little messy – yes – but, not hard. I used the Shimmery White Embossing paste and the highland heather and gorgeous grape ink refills to create the ombre’ effect.

Stampin Up! Leave a Little Sparkle handmade unicorn stamp using ombre method with embossing paste by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B CreationsInstructions:

The card starts with a Bermuda Bay card base – 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, scored at 4-1/4″. Next up is a 4″ x 5-1/4″ layer of Coastal Cabana CS. I applied the embossing paste to a 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ piece of Whisper White CS with the diamond mask from the Pattern Party Decorative Masks.

Stampin’ Tip:  To create the ombre’ effect with the embossing paste.  Starting with about a tablespoon of Shimmery White Embossing Paste on a piece of plastic, I added one drop of Highland Heather ink refill and stirred with the palette knife.  I then applied some to the upper left corner. Next, I added one more drop of the Highland Heather ink refill, stirred and applied more of the paste a little further down.  Finally, I added one drop of the Gorgeous Grape ink refill, stirred and applied it to the bottom of the mask. Voila! You have the ombre’ effect.

Stampin Up! Leave a Little Sparkle handmade unicorn stamp using ombre method with embossing paste by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

After adhering the Coastal Cabana CS to the card front, then the embossing paste layer to that using snail adhesive – it was time to add the unicorn.  Using the unicorn from the Leave a Little Sparkle stamp set, I stamped in Tuxedo black ink onto a piece of Whisper White CS. I colored the unicorn using the Stampin’ Blends markers. (LOVE those Stampin’ Blends!!)

Stampin Up! Leave a Little Sparkle handmade unicorn stamp using ombre method with embossing paste by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

The unicorn did not have a die, but I wanted the unicorn cut out.  Enter my Brother Scan N Cut CM350 – I love this thing! I was able to load it into the machine, push a few buttons and poof – my unicorn was ready to go!  Using the Dark Smoky Slate blends I colored in the .004 border that I had told the machine to cut around my unicorn.  This gave it a little extra pop when I attached it to my card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stampin Up! Leave a Little Sparkle handmade unicorn stamp using ombre method with embossing paste by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

In the lower right corner I put the sentiment.  I inked my stamp “believe” using the Stampin’ Write markers – Highland Heather and Gorgeous Grape.  The brush tip of both markers were applied to different areas of the stamp and then stamped onto the scrap of Whisper White CS.  Using the Layering Ovals Dies, I die cut the sentiment and then a scalloped oval from Bermuda Bay CS. The two ovals are adhered together using multipurpose liquid glue and then to the card front using stampin’ dimensionals.

Stampin Up! Leave a Little Sparkle handmade unicorn stamp using ombre method with embossing paste by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B CreationsDecorating the interior of the card:

Inside the card is a 4″ x 5-1/4″ layer of Coastal Cabana CS followed by a 3-3/4″ x 5″ layer of Whisper White CS that I stamped onto.  Using more stamps from the Leave a Little Sparkle stamp set and my Stampin’ Write markers again, I stamped the sentiment and the swirls and stars. The stars are colored in using the dark Purple Posey stampin’ blend. I finished off the card by adding wink of stella to the word sparkle, the stars, swirls and the unicorn mane and tail.

Stampin’ Tip: By using the brush tip of the Highland Heather and Gorgeous Grape stampin’ write markers, I was able to ink the stamp with multiple colors and create an ombre’ effect with the stamps.  This matched the ombre’ embossing paste on the card.

More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, August 14, 2019 when our Hoppin’ Pals share their “Special Occasions” projects. Don’t miss the fun!

Pals Blog Hop Line-Up:

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  3. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  4. Jill Killeen at Killeen House Studio
  5. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  6. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  7. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  8. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  9. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  10. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  11. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  12. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  13. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  14. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  15. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin
  16. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations <—– you are here
  17. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  18. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  19. Terri George at Stamp Me Crafty
  20. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  21. Leah O’Brien at Stamping By The Bay
  22. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
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Seasonal Layers Hanging Heart

Hi Stampers. Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching and I have another quick and easy card.  I saw this somewhere online… I’ve been searching today and can’t find it again. So, I apologize to the demo who designed it, I can’t find your name to give you credit.  I just love this card.  I was watching TV with my husband one night and surfing the web (probably Pinterest) and saw it. During a commercial I ran downstairs to my studio and created it quickly. 

Stampin' Up! Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies hanging heart in a tree Valentine's Day card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creawtions

The card starts with Smoky Slate card base – 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, scored at 4-1/4″. Next, is a 5-3/8″ x 4-18″ layer of Cherry Cobbler CS followed by a 5-1/4″ x 4″ layer of Whisper White CS. The Whisper White layer has been sponged with Balmy Blue ink with a stamping sponge.

Stampin' Up! Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies hanging heart in a tree Valentine's Day card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creawtions

The tree branch is die cut from Wood Textures DSP using a die from the Seasonal Layers thinlits dies. I used a heart die from the Be Mine Stitched framelits dies. To create the look of fallen snow, I used a pallete knife to adhere some Shimmery White Embossing Paste to the top of the heart.  It’s best to let the embossing paste dry several hours to dry completely before adhering to the card.

Stampin' Up! Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies hanging heart in a tree Valentine's Day card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creawtions

The branch was adhered to the card front using fine-tip liquid glue, I paced a small piece of Whisper White Bakers Twine behind the branch, so it looked like it was hanging from the tree. Next, I adhered the heart at the other end of the Whisper White Bakers Twine. I made a small bow from the Whisper White Bakers Twine and glued it to the center of the Bakers Twine between the branch and heart.

Stampin' Up! Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies hanging heart in a tree Valentine's Day card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creawtions

The inside of the card is lined with a 5-1/4″ x 4″ piece of Whisper White CS. Onto that layer, I stamped the falling hearts and sentiments from the Forever Lovely stamp set.

I actually shared this card during my Facebook Live on my Facebook Page on December 31, 2018.  An edited version of this Facebook Live is on my YouTube channel. Here is the YouTube video:

If you are not already working with a demonstrator, I would love to earn your business.  I have listed the supplies used in the making of this card below with links to my online store to purchase them.

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Snowflake Showcase Blog Hop

Hi Stampers. Thank you for stopping by my blog on today’s blog hop featuring the limited release Snowflake Showcase!  During the month of November only – Stampin’ Up! is featuring some new limited release products. We are here to show you all the ways these great new products can be used!

Stampin' Up! Snowflake Showcase special for November 2018 Limited Release products

The Snowflake Showcase features TWO new stamp sets and a fantastic new set of framelits that work with BOTH stamp sets! In addition to that, there are some cute snowflake embellishments and some fabulous Whisper White velvet paper!  What’s not to love????

Stampin' Up! Snowflake Showcase Snow is Glistening stamp set Christmas card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

For my card I’m choosing to use a new fold I recently discovered.  It’s a great way to use our gorgeous Designer Series Papers!  This card starts with a Merry Merlot card base that is 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.  The Joyous Noel DSP layer is 8″ x 4″, scored at 4″ and 2″ and folded in an “N”.

Stampin' Up! Snowflake Showcase Snow is Glistening stamp set Christmas card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

The top of the card has a 3″ x 4 1/4″ layer of Merry Merlot CS and 2 3/4″ x 4″ Very Vanilla CS. Onto the Very Vanilla layer, I stamped the tree in Shaded Spruce ink and the trunk in Soft Suede ink. (Note: the tree stamp is taller than shown, I just inked the top part of the tree and not the bottom, making it shorter).

Stampin' Up! Snowflake Showcase Snow is Glistening stamp set Christmas card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

I rubbed the Very Vanilla layer withe my embossing buddy (to prevent powder from sticking where I didn’t want it). Then I stamped the snowflakes with Versamark ink and heat embossed them with copper embossing powder – this made them match the DSP I used. Some shimmery embossing paste under the tree gives the look of snow and some rhinestones (colored with Stampin’ Blends or Sharpie markers) give the look of ornaments.

Stampin' Up! Snowflake Showcase Snow is Glistening stamp set Christmas card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

The inside of the card has the same size CS inserts.  (Merry Merlot CS – 3″ x 4 1/4″ and Very Vanilla CS – 2 3/4″ x 4″). I stamped the sentiment and falling snowflakes onto the Very Vanilla layer with Merry Merlot ink using the hinge method of stamping on my Stamparatus. The falling snowflakes stamp was designed to work with the Stamparatus for perfect placement to continue a row of these without a space or overlapping – how awesome is that!?!?

Stampin' Up! Snowflake Showcase Snow is Glistening stamp set Christmas card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

Here is a photo giving you an idea of how the card opens. I just love how it came out and I hope you do too!

Video Tutorial:

Here is the video of my recent Facebook Live showing how to make this card.

I encourage you to follow along on the hop and check out all the fun ideas my fellow demonstrators are sharing. Should you need to order any supplies for this project (and you don’t already have a demonstrator) I would love to add you to my VIPs. I provided a list below with products used and links to my online store.  Happy Hopping!

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Pals Texture & Techniques Blog Hop

Hi Stampers. Welcome to our Pals Blog Hop, May 2018. This month we’ll be “Stepping Up with Textures or Techniques.” What’s that? Projects that are “stepped up” by using textures or fun techniques. Who knows, maybe both! Join us in the fun while we inspire you to “step up” your creations.

You may be starting the hop here or you may be coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the full line-up below to help you move or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

For my project, I used a technique (impossible card / fancy fold) and texture (embossing paste).  I’m in love with the Magical Day stamp set and am sad that it’s being retired.  I will be keeping mine and making many more projects with it!

Stampin' Up! fancy fold impossible card castle card using Magical Day stamp set a Myths and Magic creation by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

This card is a card stock saver. The Basic Gray card base is only 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″, scored at 2 1/8″ down the long middle. Next, I cut 1″ from each side, up to the fold line on 1/2 of the card. On the other side of the fold, I cut up the middle at 2 3/4″ to the score line. (See the template below.) Then you just twist the card, so one of the one inch strips is in front and one is in back.

Stampin' Up! fancy fold impossible card castle card using Magical Day stamp set a Myths and Magic creation by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

I cut Smokey Slate CS to layer over the top by cutting a rectangle, 4″ x 2 1/2″ and scoring across the short side at 2″. I then cut down, 3/4″ from the edge to the score line. This left me with a sort of L shaped piece of card stock  For the center (pop up) piece, I cut a layer of Smokey CS both cut to 3 1/4″ x 1 3/4″.  On the bottom front is a strip that keeps the card stable.  This consists of a 5 1/2″ x 1″ strip of Basic Gray CS and a 5 1/2″ x 3/4″ strip of Smoky Slate CS.

Stampin' Up! fancy fold impossible card castle card using Magical Day stamp set a Myths and Magic creation by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

I created the bricks with Stampin’ Up! embossing paste.  I put some on my silicone mat and then mixed in some Basic Gray reinker and mixed well with the palette knife and pushed it all in the corner.  Next I placed the Smoky Slate pieces on the silicone mat with the bricks mask over the top (from the Pattern Party Decorative Masks). Using the a palette knife, I spread a layer over the top, scrapping off all excess, so the bricks were level with the top of the mask. Then I gently removed the mask and set the piece aside to dry (it drys quickly – 5 min??) before gluing them onto the card.

Stampin' Up! fancy fold impossible card castle card using Magical Day stamp set a Myths and Magic creation by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

Across the top of the center piece I added a 3 1/2″ x 3/4″ strip of Basic Gray CS.  I scored down the middle (long ways) and made a cut every 1/2″ down to the score line and cut out every other piece to make the top of the castle. I layered the two 5 1/2″ strips together and attached it to the card on each side (be sure not to put adhesive in the section that goes over the blank spot).

Stampin' Up! fancy fold impossible card castle card using Magical Day stamp set a Myths and Magic creation by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

The sentiment, from the Magical Day stamp set, was stamped in Island Indigo ink onto a scrap of Whisper White CS and Rich Razzleberry ink was sponged on the edges with a sponge dauber. It was then attached to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I stamped the dragon and knights from the Magical Day stamp set onto scraps of Whisper White CS and cut them out with the Magical Mates framelit dies on my big shot.  They were then colored with the Stampin’ Blends. I then placed these onto the card with mini glue dots.  This card will then fit into a medium envelope.

To see more retiring products (some of which have huge discounts) you can visit my online store in the Last Chance Products section. The nice thing about going directly to the store is that it has photos AND it is continually updated as things sell out.  Remember that stamp sets are available until May 25th, but everything else retiring is already “while supplies last” and some things have already sold out!

I hope you love this card and use the template to make one of your own.

Stampin' Up! Impossible card template and tutorial by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

Now it’s time to see how the rest of the Pals are Stepping up with Textures or Techniques. Please use the Blog Hop Line-Up below to move from blog to blog. Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations.

Mark your calendars for June 13, 2018 where we feature projects for Babies, Birthdays and Brides. You’ll probably even see products from Stampin’ Up!s new 2018-2019 Annual Catalog. Don’t miss it!

Blog Hop  Line-up:

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  3. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  4. Su Mohr at Aromas and Art
  5. Linda Suarez at All Night Stamping
  6. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  7. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  8. Leah O’Brien at Stamp by the Bay
  9. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  10. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  11. Pamela Sadler at Paris in the Spring
  12. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  13. Nina King at Ink Paper Sequins
  14. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  15. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  16. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity

 

 

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Ninja Turtle Princess Card in a Box

Hi Stampers.  I’m back with yet another Card-in-a-Box!  This one is filled with Ninja Turtles and princess crowns.  It was a custom request from a good friend of mine who makes custom cakes here in Twin Falls, ID.  She does AMAZING work!!

She was asked to make a cake for a little girl who liked Ninja Turtles AND Princess stuff.  What a combination, huh?  You wouldn’t think the two went together, but it came out awesome in her cake and I was able to make a card to match.

Stampin' Up! Happy Birthday Gorgeous Princess Ninja Turtle card in a box with embossing paste bricks by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

The card base is my basic card in a box – done in Basic Gray.  (You can find my video and PDF tutorial  HERE)  The base was covered that with another layer of Basic Gray card stock that I had used the embossing paste mixed with a little bit of Basic Gray ink from the re-inker.  I mixed the ink and embossing paste with the palette knives on the silicone craft sheet (because it will clean off easily with soap and water) and then used the pattern party decorative masks – bricks.  Hoping it will look like a manhole cover for the top, I added the bricks to a circle.

Stampin' Up! Happy Birthday Gorgeous Princess Ninja Turtle card in a box with embossing paste bricks by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

The Ninja Turtles  were done as punch art using circles and oval and the masks were cut by hand with the paper snips.  They eyes were done with the retired build an owl punch.  The crowns were printed on card stock and cut out with my Brother Scan n Cut (I can’t begin to tell you how much time that things saves me!  Awesome gift from my hubby for my 50th birthday!). The balloons were punched out of Pink Pirouette and Perfect Plum card stock.

The back panel has a layer of Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper with a layer of Whisper White over that.  I stamped the sentiment from Epic Celebrations in Island Indigo ink and sponged Perfect Plum ink around the edge with a sponge dauber.  The top flaps have a layer of Silver Foil paper and Whisper White card stock over that.  The sentiments from Happy Birthday Gorgeous were stamped in Perfect Plum ink.

To the bottom I added a few character from the Magical Day stamp set that were die cut with the coordinating dies and then colored with the FABULOUS Stampin’ Blend markers. I then attached them to the brick layer with glue dots.  Glue dots are awesome for attaching to textures such as the glimmer paper and embossed layers.

Custom Cake by Sugar Mommas of Twin Falls, ID and a matching card by Queen B Creations

Here is my card next to Misty’s AMAZING cake!  Did I tell you she had talent?!?!

Here are the supplies used to make this card:

Happy Stamping,
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