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Sunday, June 8, 2014

Playing with Embossing Paste


Hi All, this is another Gecko Galz DT piece I made this month trying to incorporate the use of some Dreamweaver embossing paste. This works out perfectly with the NBUS 1st challenge at at djkardkreations, since this is the first time I have used this "Schtuff".  The theme is anything goes with the emphasis on Friendship, I like to keep some cards in my stash that I can send to friends for no reason at all, other than the fact that I am thinking of them, so this will do for the theme I think. I am a bit new to working with it, so it will take me some time to get comfortable with using it I think.  I should also mention the more "virginal schtuff" I used also being the Bubblegum Stickles, that Martha Stewart bow I bought on sale at Walmart about 5 years ago, but I have used a few of them I think before.
For this 5 x 7 card I used the Carnival paper for the envelope liner and the card itself, it was such a strong and beautiful paper I felt it could hold it's own on this card.  I printed the card on Staples matte photo paper, printed an additional piece of the paper with the flower, fussy cut it and mounted it with foam.  I used some Dreamweaver embossing paste, added 3 flowers from a stencil I cut, added some pink bubblegum Stickles and clear rock candy distress glitter along with a tiny bow.  The envelope liner was printed on copy paper and glued into the envelope.  That's it for today, thanks for stopping by.  ~Diane

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33 comments:

  1. Beautiful work Diane. Annette x

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  2. Beautiful card again, Diane, the embossed parts look wonderful. Hugs, Valerie

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  3. The texture paste looks great.

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  4. Beatiful as always. Good to have blank all purpose cards on hand. Embossing paste is new to me. Always learning about something via your blog.

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  5. That is really gorgeous, Diane, and your photography is fabulous! I love that bold and pretty pattern with your embossed and stickled details! All that talk of bubble gum and rock candy takes me right back to my childhood!!

    Thank you so much for following me and joining my new NBUS challenge! It's a pleasure to meet you and follow you, too! Have a wonderful week! Hugs, Darnell

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  6. love the embossing, diane! really pretty card!

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  7. Diane this is lovely! Love the embossing paste flowers. Great use of the Gecko Galz papers.

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  8. This is so pretty!! I LOVE all the layering!!

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  9. Hi Diane, love the embossing work. You always amaze. Love this card, the color and details.
    Have a great week
    Hugs

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  10. You are so right about that paper. Love what you have done with the embossing paste, so effective and now I have to have some bubblegum stickles (just to look at!). Great card.

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  11. Hopping over from Darnell's blog to say how much I love your card!! It's beautiful!

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  12. Hi Diane, fab embossing paste effect, gorgeous card, hugs Carole Z X

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  13. So pretty Diane! The shimmery stenciled flowers look fabulous!

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  14. WOW!!! Dear Diane, it's amazingly beautiful card!!! Fantastic!!! I love embossing paste effect!
    ~Olga Kovalchuk

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  15. Very clever idea to add some sparkly 3-d petals. Adds wonderful contrast and visual texture.

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  16. What a beautiful card. Love how you used the embossing paste. Thanks for leaving some comment love earlier on my blog today.

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  17. Love how you've used such bold DP and then added the embossing paste, very effective;)
    Val x

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  18. Wowza, Diane! What a wonderful job with the embossing paste! An awesome card!

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  19. Beautiful card and envelope! Love, love that paper and how you used the embossing paste. That is a product that I have not used. Thanks for becoming a follower on my blog.

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  20. This is so very pretty. I am still too afraid to use embossing paste, although not afraid to buy it. I should do like you and use it because it is NBUS.

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  21. Those are the best cards to have…the ones to send to friends for no reason….those are the ones that brighten and create smiles! :-) I have never used embossing paste. I have wanted to try, but I always have to allow time in my crafting for trial and error…something I don't have these days…ha! Yours turned out beautiful! Awesomtastic Diane!

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  22. Oh my goodness!! This is so very pretty, I love the colors the design and the dimension added with those flowers :)

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  23. Very pretty! I have embossing paste just sitting on my shelf...I think I better get it out before it all dries up...smile..

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  24. Wow. Great job and you are right the paper does stand on its own. Very well crafted and just beautiful.

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  25. Oh my goodness! This is just stunning! What gorgeous paper and I love what you did with the embossing paste!

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  26. Diane -- this is a beautiful card, great job with the paste and I love the paper background. Cheers

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  27. Oooh Diane, this is sooo fabulous, love the matching envelope too :) Viv xx

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  28. Beautiful!! I love the look your embossing paste make!! I've never tried embossing paste before - your card is inspiring me try ti!!

    Patti

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  29. Such a pretty card for the NBUS challenge! I have so much NBUS I just had to enter this challenge too. I am now a follower of your blog and would love it if you visited my blog and became a follower too. http://karenskreativekards.blogspot.com/2014/06/nbus-friendship-challenge-card.html

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  30. Your playing resulted in a beautiful card! Love the envie liner, too!

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  31. Gorgeous card, love the the texture the sparkly embossing paste gives.
    Avril x

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