Thursday, February 26, 2015


Hi there, I have another card today to share  using embossing pastes, a stencil and an embossing powder.

I've been working a bit with different embossing pastes, stencils and embossing powders this month. This card came about after trying three different backgrounds:

It's using the Plaid Folk Art stencil: Ditsy floral. I've decided to call this a "negative" stencil, The reason being is that the embossing paste is actually the background, the card you use becomes the "image". To show what I mean - I did it three different ways:

The first is white cardstock, white paste with three different embossing powders. Then I changed it for the yellow cardstock, translucent paste with the same EP's. Then I changed out the EP to just Ebony Spark. The flowers appeared all of a sudden!

I looked at it for quite sometime wondering how I would incorporate it into a card. I had a piece of black cardstock with the Die-Versions Birthday Cut Out sitting in my "pile". I attached the background to the base and stuck a piece of 3/4" Tearific Tape behind the cut out, applying Mimosa Sparkle N Soft to the front. It has some yellow and orange tones to it, so I decided to color the Prima flowers with Dylusions Ink Sprays: Lemon Zest and Pure Sunshine.

I edged the tips of the petals with Versamark and then heat embossed with Tequila Sunrise, to match the two tones of the Mimosa Sparkle N Soft.

Three of the brads were heat embossed with Ebony Spark for the centers of the flowers and then another was heat embossed with Tequila Sunrise for the center of the bow.

I stamped the Wishes (from Set 402: My Rose Garden) in Versamark on white cardstock, hand cut it into a banner and sponged it with Memento inks: Cantaloupe and Dandelion. It was popped up on Dimensional Foam.

The yellow ribbon worked well, since it also had two tones. It was tied in a loose bow and then the card front was layered to a yellow card base.

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Crafty Boots Challenge: Use a sentiment
Craft-Dee BowZ: Make a handmade bow
Craftin Desert Diva's: Use Ribbon

Hope you've enjoyed my share today.




  1. How lovely, Shona! Thanks for showing the different colors of cardstock - you are such an experimenter! It reminds me a little bit of a sun shiny day with a bumble bee buzzing as I water my plants :-) Love it! hugs, de

  2. This is gorgeous. Love the bright and cheerful colour palette and the flowers and stencilling are superb. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

  3. Lovely card! Gorgeous colours xx

  4. This is so beautiful and I love your color choices.

  5. I love this effect, I have recently started to dabble with texture pastes and stencils and you have given me a few ideas, thank you. Your card is gorgeous and very well done, the flowers are a lovely addition to your fabulous background. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  6. Love your birthday card! Looks like you've been having lots of fun with the pastes and stencils.

  7. Beautiful card Shona, love those bright colors. Thanks for sharing all of your pretty background paper. I just love to use stencils and paste on my projects thanks for the inspiration!!

  8. Wow Very Bright card ! I loved the stenciled panel and white looks very cheery !

  9. Absolutely gorgeous Shona. Loving the delightful yellows.
    Wishing you a wonderful weekend.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  10. Love how you have done this Shona, the colours are beautiful quite a vibrant card. I can see that on a mantle standing out amongst others. Thanks for the tutorial too.

  11. Always such pleasure to pop in and see what gorgeousness you've shared. This sunny card is stunning, and enjoyed seeing the different iterations you've experimented with. Love your idea of dying the flowers with the Dylusions sprays, then adding back in some glitter. The glittered center brad just popped. What a designer you truly are! This is just an astonishingly beautiful card with so much texture & color. A wonderful birthday card. TFS & Happy wkend.

  12. So bright and cheery. Love all the sparkle too. xo

  13. How fabulous! Your backgrounds are awesome! I love all the variations. Thanks so much for playing with us this week at Craftin Desert Divas Ribbon Linky Party. Hope to see you again soon :)

    michelle (Craftin Desert Divas DT)
    Purple Monkey Moments

  14. Wow!! Love this background technique!!. They are fabulous!!! Thanks for sharing. DT Lisa Thanks for playing along with our Ribbon Linky Party at Craftin Desert Divas.

  15. This is wonderful, Shona! Love your different bgs! Each is so different, but each is so cool!


Thanks so much for stopping by and letting me share in part of your day. I would love to hear what you think about my latest creation!