German Phrase of the Day: Die Liebe geht durch den Magen. = The way to a person's heart is through the stomach (or more literally, Love goes through the stomach - which is a little more humorous!!) We all know this is the truth...I mean...our husbands have to love us because they'd starve without us! (except you lucky women with husbands who cook...I envy you!!)
I took a little time this morning to play with my new toys from Stempel Mekka. One of the products I was most excited about it a new Ultra Thick Embossing Powder from Blonde Moments. It is a 2-tones powder that gives stunning effects. For this card, I embossed my chipboard frame with 3 layers of the Festive Silver powder. Since I'm a slow embosser, I have to use a layer of Versamark in-between layers because I can't seem to get the powder on quickly enough when it's still hot! Oh well. Oh this close up photo, you can see the cool crackled effect that happens with this powder. Honestly, I didn't make it happen...it just does!! So between my friend and I, we bought 6 different colors we were so enamored!
For the rest of the card, I used some of last year's Halloween DSP from SU! on an 8.5 by 8" card base folded in half. I sponged the edges of my designer paper with black ink to help it blend in a little better. I colored the images from Batty For You with my markers so I wouldn't get the words, then mounted the images to the back of my frame (it's from the On Board Blossoms and Basics set of chipboard) After mounting this on to the card with sticky strip, I decided I wanted the ribbon, so I had to gently lift it up and slide the ribbon under...but it worked! Lastly, I stamped boo on the right side of the card using my Big Deal alphabet and some white craft ink. Probably would have been better to emboss with white to make it really stand out, but I didn't think of that until it was too late. Oh well.
This last photo was taken at Stempel Mekka during the demonstration of this product. She did a lot of samples stamping into the still hot powder to leave the impression behind...but I like leaving it plain better...shows the incredible 2-tone effect much better I think! But...she sure sold a lot of the stuff!!!
Supplies: (all supplies are SU! unless otherwise noted)
Stamps: Big Deal Alphabet, Batty for You
CS: Basic Black, old Halloween DSP from SU!
Ink: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive markers, versamark, white craft ink
Acc: On Board Blossoms and Basics chipboard, black gingham ribbon, UTEP in Festive Silver by Blonde Moments