Happy Monday! Today’s share is my project taught at the recent run of Winter Extravaganzas (Tauranga, Auckland, Nelson and Hamilton). I must admit teaching this one because it was SO much FUN! It was amazing to see what people created.
By the way, this card was also my Swap for Thailand.
The “background” paper is the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper, so each project had a different wood grain as a foundation. But as you can see, they all look great! I love these papers!
We started by stamping the Sheet Music background stamp onto the Wood Texture paper and had a little lesson is how to make sure the music is right side up.
Next everyone coloured and used the Embossing Paste in a variety of masks. Between the different printed papers, different colours, and different embossing masks – each card was truly unique.
On this card, I used a very dark wood pattern, skipped the Sheet Music step, and used the Brick Mask. I think in this case I just used some leftover bits and pieces after a group had done their Embossing Paste, so I have a mixture of blue paste with some Berry Burst highlights around the edges.
This version also features more of a two-toned look using the Medallion Mask. I like the texture left in the paste, too.
And the Diamond Mask is also quite beautiful. I’ve covered the entire card front here, using more of an ombre technique, adding more and more ink to the paste as I went. But you can also “fade off” the diamonds like in the brick sample above.
It’s hard to pick a favorite! I think they are all gorgeous and I look so forward to playing with the Embossing Paste even more in my August classes!
Thank you to all who were able to attend our team Extravaganzas – we appreciate your support and love to bring you joy!