Happy Saturday! For today’s card I used stamps from the brand new stamp set, Oh So Eclectic.  Using Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Peekaboo Peach and Pink Pirouette, I sponged color all over the surface of my Whisper White paper.  I find it very relaxing!

But first, I prepared my paper for embossing by rubbing the Embossing Buddy over the surface.  This really, really helps embossing powder from sticking to your project and I highly recommend doing this step! Then I stamped images from the Oh So Eclectic stamp set on my paper using Versamark ink.  It’s really difficult to see what you’re doing so I stamped one to two stamps at a time, covered them with embossing powder and then continued to stamp. This will make it easy to see where you’ve already stamped on the paper.

Once my stamping was done, I grabbed the Heat Tool and melted the embossing powder.  It’s magic!   Time to add color!  Using a blending tool, I sponged color all over the surface of my paper blending each color into one another.  After I added one color, I took a lint free rag and went over the surface of each embossed shape.  The color will come right off of the embossing but I have found that if I wait until I’m completely finished, it seems to stain somewhat.  

Once I was happy with the color I had applied, I stamped the sentiment (also from the Oh So Eclectic stamp set) onto Basic Black paper using Versamark Ink (don’t forget to use the embossing buddy first).  I heat set it and then cut it out with a 1″ punch.  I used two Glitter Enamel Dots on the sentiment.  These dots are SO PRETTY and I think they are much prettier in person!  Unfortunately they are currently on back order but should be back in stock on June 12th.  

I prefer to use a blending tool that Stampin’ Up! does not carry in the catalog.  The one I use has a wooden handle and I just find it easier to achieve the look I want.  You can also use Stampin’ Sponges or Sponge Daubers as many demonstrators are quite successful with these tools.

Below you’ll find the list of supplies I used to make my card.  To purchase any of these items, click on any of the pictures below and you’ll be directed to my Stampin’ Up! online store.  If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask!

Heat Tool