Saturday, 19 August 2017

Happy Hour ~ Mixed Drinks

Welcome back to my blog today.
After my big photo taking session the other day where I tackled the huge pile of projects I had sitting to be photographed I realised that I had made several using Embossing Paste, so I thought I would try and post some consecutively. 
This one follows on from the theme of the Naturally Eclectic cards that I posted using the coloured embossing paste.
I wanted to however make a masculine card for my Brother in Law and the Mixed Drinks stamp set was perfect.
Then I got thinking to the embossing paste and how it could make some pretty cool beer foam.
I hope you enjoy some pictures and a close up of how I achieved this.
See the bottom of the post for all the products that I have used.


Here's a look at the whole card.
I have used a colour scheme of Basic Grey, Dapper Denim, Gold and Crushed Curry (for the beer) with a touch of Crumb Cake for the bubbles (which I thought played well into the theme of beer bubbles. I used the Playful Backgrounds stamp for the bubbles.

I love this colour combo of it's masculine feel but I didn't mind adding a bit of glitz and glam as I think it's ok...I'm not one to shy away from adding a bit of glitter. Just call me the glitter fairy! ;) 


Here's a close up of the card and a bit of the texture.
As you can see here from a side view the foam on the beer is textured and 'fluffy'
I achieved this by dipping the top of my palette 'spatula' into the Embossing Paste and pouncing it on top of the foam. While it was wet I sprinkled on some Dazzling Diamonds Glitter but you could quite easily omit this step.

I like to add several textures when creating so I also added some Linen Thread, Glimmer Paper and a Metallic Enamel Star in Gold to finish off the card.

I hope you enjoyed seeing this masculine card.
Thank you for your continued support in following and reading my blog.
You can find all the products used in today's card at the bottom of this post.

xx

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Thursday, 17 August 2017

Thanks a Bunch Cards ~ Naturally Eclectic Suite

Hi lovely blog readers and thank you for once again coming back and visiting my blog.
I have to say I totally did a MAMMOTH photo taking session of the many cards I have made and have had piled up on my desk. 
I am pretty bad at photographing and blogging. OOPS!
So stay tuned for lots of upcoming blog posts.

I am really excited to share these cards with you today as they use one of the suites that I was most excited about from the new annual catalogue...the Oh So Eclectic suite.
It's gorgeous and so much fun to work with.

I am entering this card in Kylie's weekly Crazy Crafters Highlights...which reminds me that I came 2nd in last week's highlights. Thank you to everyone that voted for my coffee card.


If you would like to go and vote for my card this week you can do so here (and head along and check out all the other amazing projects that everyone else has made)


Here's a look at both of the cards that I made.
When using embossing paste it's so easy to get a few backgrounds done at once and that is what I did here. I actually ended up prepping about 8 backgrounds, so I have a few more in my stash ready to go! I absolutely love playing with this embossing paste and colouring it to make fun backgrounds. 

Here's a look at a video from Stampin' Up! where they show just how awesome this paste is...




My first card featured the brick styled mask with some Berry Burst ink refill to colour it. Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist are my two favourites, have I mentioned that?

I didn't mind not filling in the whole background and being a bit messy with this because I really think that is what this whole technique is about...we all love to get messy from time to time!

I added a bit of Soft Sky into the mix to soften things down and I used a gorgeous sentiment from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set. If you are looking for cute sentiments, that is a great set to have because it comes with so many.


Without trying to be too bias this is definitely my favourite of the two cards. That might have something to do with the fact that it features predominately Lemon Lime Twist which is hands down my favourite colour. I also LOVE LOVE LOVE this mask. It has a gorgeous Eastern Medallion feel. A bit like one of our other suites in the catalogue. It looks great however in this bright pop of colour, especially on white!
I am also however envisioning this in white embossing paste on a dark background.


I added some gold glimmer, gold foil, linen thread, metallic enamel dots and faceted gems for extra texture and this close up shot really shows off how cool that embossing paste is.

I hope you enjoyed a look at these cards featuring the Naturally Eclectic suite and the Embossing Paste. Stay tuned as I have another card to share very soon using the Mixed Drinks set and some fluffy beer foam using the Embossing Paste.

Thanks for reading and see below for all the products I have used that link back to my shop. 
As always I appreciate your support. 

xx

SHOP ONLINE: My online store is open 24/7 and you can always shop for the supplies I have used to create any of the projects on my blog. Click on the images of the products at the bottom of the post to be taken right to my online store. 

QUESTIONS: Do you have any questions? Please leave me a comment or send me an email to kaylarenee@stampinwithkayla.com

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Thursday, 10 August 2017

Coffee Break Suite ~ Happiness is a Cup of Coffee!

Welcome back to my blog again.
Twice in one week...I know...I am doing well *touch wood*
The real reason is I have been super inspired by this new suite of products that I ordered, the Coffee Break suite. I was TOTALLY undecided on this suite when I first saw it and then I fell in love.
I am not a love at first sight person. Things have to grow on me and this is a classic case of that.

Stampin' Up! release a few great videos when they release new products and there is a great video featuring this suite if you want a closer look here.


If you like my card in today's blog post I would love it if you could vote for it here.


This card was actually directly CASE'd out of the catalogue. This was a design featured on a 3D project and I have just altered it a bit to make it work on a card.
I love using the catalogue as a jumping off points and seeing where it takes me.


Here's a bit of a closer look. I love the gorgeous texture of the Crumb Cake Classic Weave ribbon combined with the Linen Thread. Crumb cake is still and will always be one of my favourites. I love the rustic/classic look of it. 


I added some Garden Green enamel circles for a bit of a finishing touch and to add another element of texture to the card. I always love to play around with different textures and feels.


Finally here's the decorated inside of my card. I stamped one of the coffee cups and then added a coffee wrap from the die set in some gorgeous soft sky. I have tied in some Designer Series Paper and one of the Garden Green enamel shapes to make sure it flows with the design of the card front.

I hope wherever you are and whatever you are doing that you have some nice crafty plans for the weekend or some special time with family. 
We are in for a rainy and windy weekend here but the best bit is that I have a WHOLE weekend of craft planned with friends. It can't get much better than that!

Thanks for reading as always and if you want to see any of the products I have used, scroll down to the bottom of the blog post where it will link you to my store. 

xx

SHOP ONLINE: My online store is open 24/7 and you can always shop for the supplies I have used to create any of the projects on my blog. Click on the images of the products at the bottom of the post to be taken right to my online store. 

QUESTIONS: Do you have any questions? Please leave me a comment or send me an email to kaylarenee@stampinwithkayla.com

ARE YOU IN AUSTRALIA & NEED A CATALOGUE? Let me send you one (if you don’t already have a demonstrator) Email me with your postal address to kaylarenee@stampinwithkayla.com










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