Coloring Embossing Paste {Chain Of Events}

Friday, August 15, 2014

 
Happy Friday!
Today I have a card to share that took an unusual path to becoming this design.  It started with this week's Make It Monday.  This week the focus is on coloring your embossing/ modeling/ texture {whatever you prefer} paste.  I mixed up my colors using WPlus9 Ink Refills in Wild Mango, Sweet Nectar, and Mojito.  I spread it onto my cardstock using this Heidi Swapp scallop stencil and I set it aside to dry.

 
While it was drying I watched this video by Jennifer McGuire where she mentions Tasnim and that she makes videos too.  You know I love to watch videos ;)  So I did a YouTube search for Tasnim.  I found her channel, but also a video she did for Ellen Hutson.  In the video she uses an Altenew stamp set where the images are tangrams.  She showed a watercolor technique using the fish stamp.
 
 
When I went back to check on this piece I had made it hit me!
Fish scales!  I used WPlus9 Quilt Cuts II dies to make tracing templates to create my fish. Finally, I stamped my sentiment from PTI's Friends 'Til The End stamp set.
Inspiration...it's a funny thing!
 
Check out the projects in this week's Friday Inspiration File.
Who knows where it might lead!

20 comments :

  1. Love how this came to be. Fantastic!

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  2. This is too cool with the background cut into a shape! Awesome card!

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  3. OMG you blew me away!! Fabulous!!

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  4. Love this Kara! So creative. I love how you added the embossed paste border down the side. Stunning!

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  5. THIS is a one of a kind card my friend...WELL done!

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  6. Tangrams are such fun! Love your take on the challenge- your fish scales are fantastic :)

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  7. This card is amazing, Kara! Loved reading how you were inspired. Looks like I'm going to have to search for Tasnim's videos now.

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  8. Never thought I'd fall in love with fish scales! But LOVE these! Pure joy!

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  9. Wow Kara, total rocks and I see you got a shout out for this too!

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  10. Clever combination of techniques & shapes :)

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  11. Wow, amazing--LOVE your unique take on this challenge!

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  12. Great card, and the colors are beautiful.

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  13. Amazing! congrats on your FB shout out!

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