Saturday, August 16, 2014

I Tried It!

Okay...so I've been watching the embossing paste trend from the sidelines.  Moe has been creating gorgeous mixed media cards, Laura Bassen (whose blog I think I could pin everything under the sun) created a Make It Monday video featuring embossing paste and Lindsey, whose style I adore and family I love hearing about, created a card inspired by Laura's video.  Today I decided it was time to give it a go.  This morning I went to a local stamp store, Simply Said Stamp, and picked up embossing paste and a stencil.  And the rest is history...

Here is my first card inspired by Laura's Make It Monday video. I don't own a single reinker so I used Laura's tip of using distress inks to mix with the embossing paste.


And my second...using the new stencil that I picked up today.
I have to say I'm pretty happy with the end results (don't look closely at a few of the areas that could be smoother.)  Lindsey told me it wouldn't take long for the smaller images to dry and she was right.  I'm sure I'll be giving it ago again soon.  What about you?  Any trends you are or aren't trying right now?  I'd love to hear.

20 comments:

Barb said...

Ahhhh! They are both so beautiful, Lynn! Sure is fun trying something new, isn't it? Good for you! Awesome cards! ♥

donna mikasa said...

Well done! I love the colors on your leaves. You've inspired me to finally crack open my (new jars of) embossing paste! Thank you!

Marisa said...

You may be pushing me over the edge to try this, Lynn. LOVE the tree!!

~amy~ said...

absolutely awesome. seriously love these.

Lisa Kind said...

Loved Laura's video. I have a card posting tomorrow using it! Your cards are great! Isn't this a fun technique? I'm just having so much fun with it!

Laura B. said...

Oh, Lynn!!!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE what you've created!!! Awesome results and I seriously love that stencil that you picked up at your local store with the city scape...love! Bravo!

Leigh Penner said...

Gorgeous cards, Lynn! Fabulous job with the technique! I want that city scape stencil....

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, goodness, you are great at anything you try, Lynn! These are realllllly pretty!! This is a trend I'm not doing even though the results are so gorgeous. It's just a matter of more "schtuff" right now and too many things on the "try this" list already. I'm loving the trend from the sidelines, tho!! Hugs, Darnell

Gerrina said...

Wow, both beautiful! It is such a versatile and easy to do-technique; think you will use it again!Enjoy the sunday!

Julia Aston said...

Beautifully stenciled cards Lynn!

Deepti said...

Beautifully done !! I love the colors u picked, true to ur style !

Cindy C. said...

Both so beautifully done! Love the soft colours on the embossing paste!

Kristie Goulet said...

You rocked these, Lynn! Embossing paste is fun, isn't it?! I absolutely love the colors of the leaves and the awesome stencil you found on the second card. LOVE that!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

You are amazing!!!!! I love the buildings, what an awesome way to use subtle color, and so glad I'm not the only one who doesn't own re-inkers (I have one, and it'll be up on my blog a bit later).

KayM said...

Oh look at you with the embossing paste!! You're braver than I am. I'm not even going to try this! haha! Your cards turned out stunning though!! The tree is just gorgeous and the cityscape... well I had to zoom in on it and see it up close. That's amazing!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE both, Lynn! You will become addicted! Love the colors on your leaves and the city scape looks amazing! Don't you LOVE the texture it adds?

Tracey McNeely said...

Two fantastic cards Lynn! I love embossing paste and the results on your leaves and the building-scape. I only have translucent embossing paste so far but I love it!

Maureen said...

EEK! You're an expert already! The leaves are such gorgeous colours! And that skyline! Yikes! How great is that dimension! I think you'll be a fast convert like me! LOL

obee said...

Wow... You sure are a fast learner! Both cards are amazing! I have the paste, but haven't tried it yet- still working up the courage...

Michelle said...

Wow! Fantastic cards! I haven't tried this trend at all yet. You have nudged me towards considering giving it a go. ;-)