Today's project is extra special because I stamped it for our sweet Jenna, who turns 28 today. I'm still shaking my head a little trying to figure out how she got to be this age already...I'm thinking it can't possibly be that long ago that I held our first newborn! This amazing girl has taught us so much and we wish her the very best birthday!
I was attempting a shabby chic look with this card. Question: is shabby chic still a thing? At any rate, I was really happy with the finished product! This was my first time to use the embossing paste and can I just say....WOW! This stuff is really cool! One thing that I found important is washing up the mask and pallet knife immediately after using them...the paste dries pretty quickly.
If you haven't used the paste yet, here's a quick video from Stampin' Up! that will show you how easy it is! In addition to using the white paste, this video also shows you how to add color to it for a whole new look.
After the paste was dry, I added some sponging around the edge to antique it a little. I then stamped the greeting directly on to a piece of Wood Textures DSP and I love that I didn't have to do any distressing at all because it was already all right there on the paper! Way to make my life easy, Stampin' Up! I wanted to add a touch of color to the stamped image but had to be a little careful because I used Chocolate Chip ink, which is not water proof. I chose to use the watercolor pencils and a blender pen, which allowed me more control of where any liquid was being added to the image (so the brown ink didn't bleed or run).
I finished up by flicking clear Wink of Stella over the entire card...oh how I love the sparkle a bit of Wink of Stella adds to a project!
I used the following products on this project:
Until next time...happy stampin'!