Happy Sunday! I have a couple of cards to share today! Both are all for SCS 2014 Dare to Get Dirty Challenges for the Fan Club Members. Not a FC Member? Be sure to check out the Fan Club so you can join in the fun!
For the first card, I wanted to try paste. I have to admit that I have never tried it before. I have see it done, but never taken the plunge til now. I must say I love the final results. I have had this paste for over a month then saw this Recollection Milk Paint powder on sale at Michaels and decided to blend the two. If you can icing a cake, you can do this.
In this picture, I was mixing the green. I used about 2 teaspoons paste for each color. I stirred and made sure the paste was a frosting consistency then spread over the stencil. The paste is still a little grainy, but spreadable.
The picture to the left shows how I had the stencil taped down with post it notes going around the edges of the stencil and card stock. This provided covering for my work area as well. To create the look in the card I had to overlap the colors. There were some thicker and thinner areas. There were a few areas where the paste got underneath the center since I did not adhere the stencil down in the middle. I was okay with that. I like the variation and distressed look.
For this card I am using MFT Card stock sampler (sweet tooth, steel gray, tangy orange, razzle berry, orange fizz, gumdrop green, bubble gum), Blueprints 12, Blueprints 15, Fishnet Cover Up, Mini Rolled Roses, and Four Corners dienamics. I used LJD Blissful Butterflies for sentiment.
My second card today is for my Dare to Get Dirty Challenge (DTGDgbedwright)! I am using MFT Card stock sampler, Blueprints 15, Tag Builder Blueprints 1, Pierced Circle Stax, Happy Birthday Background, Diagonal Stripe Background, and Birthday Chalkboard Greetings stamps. I just love these fun colors and the cool layout! Works fabulously for a Birthday Card! This card is also sporting some homemade enamel dots. I got the idea from Julia Aston who shows how she did it on her blog. I did not use the same beads, but it worked so it is all good.
Playing along with a few blog challenges with these cards.
Simon Monday Challenge: Letter J- Just do it! I used embossing paste! Simon Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes!
Curtain Call: Anything Goes
As always thanks so much for stopping by!