My oldest, Andrew, and my husband had to stay down here because Andrew is in driving school to get his license. It's NOT a great time in my life. But...Erik and I came down from the mountains early Sunday because Andrew and I had tickets to Les Miserables at the Denver Center for Performing Arts. Andrew played in the pit band for his high school musical and loved the experience. His beloved sax teacher told him about other musicals he should see so we have now crossed one off the list. We had a wonderful time - even my rather moody teenager declared it "amazing".
On to the Less Is More challenge....
I have embossing paste/dimensional paint from Heritage Handcrafts and from Dreamweaver. For this card, I used Heritage Handcrafts Copper. The paint is a perfect way to get use of of those brass embossing stencils that so many of us packed away with the introduction of the Cuttlebug! This one is from Dreamweaver.
First, use removable tape to adhere the stencil to the paper. Then "frost" the stencil with the paint.
Then I used my little squeegie to remove the excess paint.
I peeled up the tape and stencil and carefully added a little glitter on one side of each leaf. Since the paint is wet, I didn't try to remove the excess yet.
It takes half an hour to dry, then I tapped off the glitter.
It really is as easy as it seems! As I was waiting for it to dry I checked out the Less Is More gallery for this challenge and I see that I'm not the only one who used embossing paste. Check out #68 for a beautiful nighttime tree scene with glitter on top of the paste!
You also have to check out #75 too - last week I send a blog award to Lisa A. because I love her work and this card is a perfect example of her clean style.
Of course, I don't know why I single anybody out - this is such a fun gallery to browse - so many different ideas and all in a CAS style!
- Stamps: Sentiment from Verve's Bountiful Harvest
- Paper: Papertrey Vintage Cream, Stampin' Up Cajun Craze
- Ink: Papertrey Dark Chocolate
- Accessories: Dreamweaver embossing stencil, Heritage Handcrafts Dimensional paint, Stampin' Up border punch, misc. glitter