Sunday, July 27, 2014

Wow, Man, Colors!

I was playing with something the other day, something that involved several colors of embossing paste. Since I'd colored it myself, anything I didn't use would be wasted unless kept going and used it up. So, I grabbed a fun Hero Arts stencil and made this:

There were only three colors of embossing paste (my usual red, blue and yellow): Festive Berries, Peacock Feathers, and Mustard Seed. I'd colored two of the blobs of paste with Distress reinkers, and one with Distress paint. The colors you see here are from my attempt to cover the whole stencil with what remained of the three colors of paste, so there was some overlap, which resulted in very cool colors. Like, wow, man. Trippy.

All I needed to do was select a card base and a sentiment, and I was done. Fun, huh? I might have to do this again. :)

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I'm entering this in the current Simon Wednesday Challenge - Emboss It and the A2Z Scrapbooking July Link-up


After yesterday's card disaster, I decide to try again with the beer, because I really like it. Not beer, but the die-cut and colored beer image. I can't drink beer, since it has bubbles. Carbonation doesn't like me.

ANYway, here's my next attempt with the beer:

I had two pieces of this embossed tweed background on my desk, left from an experiment I never finished. This one was embossed with clear, and the other one (still languishing) was embossed with white. I suppose I could make a second card with the same inks and put them side-by-each, which was going to be my experiment. Maybe.

I took three random colors of Distress ink and used them to color the embossed background to dull it up a bit. The embossing was very shiny, and I didn't think shiny went with beer. Then I added the sentiment banner and the beer mug. Done.

Here's a close-up of that beer, because I really like how it turned out:

I have enough of that Frosted Film for about 33,574,634 more mugs, but I might be tired of coloring them, so you're safe, for a while. Also, that frosted film is not re-positionable, which is why I could be tired of coloring. Just sayin'.

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Edited to add: I'm entering this in the following challenges:
The Male Room - Geometric
Simon Wednesday - Emboss
Stuck On You Sketches - Die Cut Food & Beverage
A2Z Scrapbooking Link Party

Stuff I used: vat of clear embossing powder, misc vanilla card stock, and the following: