Embossing Powder

MFT’s Color Challenge for this week is beautiful.  And, as their Camp Create Day 3 challenge was Background Bonanza, I decided to do both.

Color Challenge Palette 8-14-19


However, my embossing powder that in my sample looked very much like Razzle Berry, did not turn out quite the same color when used on an alcohol ink background.  I’m not sure if it picked up color from the purple alcohol ink, or if it’s more reflection of all the purple and gray surrounding it.

8-14-19 MFT Color Background

I used one of my favorite stamps from the MFT Season Sentiments (retired), unfortunately, even using my stamping platform and restamping with Versamark several times, there was one section that refused to take ink.  I tried using a Sakura Stardust pen in a bright pink color to fill in the color that was missing, but that didn’t work well, either.  I’m still using this as a Christmas card, but I’m not too happy with it.  Well, I love the background and most people wouldn’t look close enough to notice it has problems, but as I created it, it is glaringly obvious to me.  Oh well.

Thanks for spending some of your valuable time with me today!


My Favorite Things Camp Create Session 2 Day 2 is on masking.


Here’s what I came up with:

8-13-19 MFT Masking

This is Phoenix, AZ.  We don’t do Ugly Christmas Sweaters as much as we do Ugly Christmas shirts.  I masked 5 times to create this.  I used copy paper for my shirt mask.  First I used the negative, to stamp the deer head on the shirt.  I masked off part of the stamp as I stamped it, as I didn’t want the entire image, just the head.  Masked that off, then stamped the “plaid” of the shirt.  It’s funny, but just the thickness of the copy paper made it so my background stamp wouldn’t go all the way to the edge.  And, yes, I used a LOT of pressure and stamped more than once.  Oh well.  After that, I colored my deer, then masked the entire shirt and heat embossed the sentiment.  That’s from another retired MFT stamp set called Seasonal Sentiments.  It’s a wonderful set.  Masked off the back of the card so I could lay it out flat, then inked the entire front.

I cut out the mask for that deer right on the lines of a sticky note.  The plaid didn’t go between the antlers and up close to the deer, either.  It’s amazing how thick a very thin piece of paper actually is.

Added a few sequins for fun and have another Christmas card done.

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My Favorite Things is back with Camp Create Session 2.  Day’s one challenge is to do an Inlaid techniqueWeb

Basically, that is using a die, or something else to cut out a section, then putting a different piece of paper, cut with the same die, etc. to fill in the section.  Simple enough and fun to do.  The person doing their instructions used copy paper to adhere each piece in place, so at the end, her piece was a bit thick in places.  I actually just cut the first pieces, left them on the cutting plate, inlaid my pieces, then cut the next layer, etc.  At the end, I took a smaller piece of copy paper with adhesive all over and laid the pieces in place.  Much lighter and not difficult.

8-12-19 MFT Inlaid

Made this using MFT products, but I think all of them, except the clouds, have long been retired.  MFT Homespun Birdhouse Die-Namics and the accompanying stamp set.  The sun is a daisy die.

I’m going to try and do each of the challenges this week.

Thanks for spending some of your valuable time with me today.