Sunday, July 28, 2013

Just Playing

Today was a bust in several ways, so I decided on a no-pressure approach to crafting and took out some things to just play. I grabbed my still unopened Crafter's Workshop Mini Tri Mosaic stencil and some old old old Dreamweaver embossing paste that I bought at my LSS to use with my collection of brass stencils, but I've maybe used it once.

Here's what I made, then I'll explain:

I started by applying the embossing paste over the stencil onto a piece of Kraft card stock, then let it dry. While it was drying, I read the jar to get a clue of what to use to color it. I was pretty sure alcohol markers were out. The jar said one option was to stipple some ink (or was that paint?) onto it, so I did! I grabbed a stipple brush and several Hero Arts inks and applied a sorta rainbow of color across the triangles.

Note: Put the stencil back over the white triangles before you stipple so only the triangles get the ink.

I trimmed down the Kraft card stock, then cut a mat from Hero Arts Punch layering paper. I rounded the corners of both the red layer and the white card base with my 1/8" corner chomper.

I had a piece of the Punch paper left, so I white-embossed the sentiment from the MFT Right On Target set. It looked nekkid so I added a wooden heart and arrow that I colored with Copics.

I love how this turned out!

Thanks for stopping by!

07/29/13 ETA: I knew there was a Moxie Fab challenge for triangles, but just now found it (stoopid day job), so I'm linking this to the Moxie Fab Trendy Triangles challenge.

Products used: Dreamweaver white embossing paste, and the following:


  1. I love this technique! Thanks for the scoop.

  2. Oh, I recall that technique from so long ago. Kudos to you for remembering how to do it! This looks amazing and trendy :)

  3. I love this card! The embossing paste adds some dimension and your coloring is gorgeous!

  4. this is one cool card. love the stencil, glad it got some love!
    -Rachel w k

  5. Hey Leslie! Thanks for linking this up to the Trendy Triangles challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)


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