I think Saturday mornings have turned into my favorite day of the week and let me tell you why. When I woke up this morning, after making coffee, I opened my twitter feed and there was a tweet from Susan over at Unscripted Sketches talking about the new Sketch #251 for this week. Of course I had to check it out since I played along last week and had a great time doing it. I saw the new sketch and was inspired by a card Billie made.
You will have to go over there to see which one I'm talking about. Anyway, it gave me an idea, so off to my embellishment stash of resin and paperclay items I've made (since my goal is to use them up first before making anything new) and I found exactly what I was looking for.
I had made this star last year using my Creative Paperclay. It's an airdry clay and so easy to work with.
I painted it with red, white and blue acrylic paints and then sanded it with some
sandpaper to weather it. I loved how it turned out.
Actually I had make about a dozen of them and have most of them in my stash.
Why you ask? Because I can never just make one of anything, LOL. Since I work backwards, I had to find some paper to go with the star and found the perfect paper in my scrap drawer. No need to cut up any new sheets (another goal of mine, use up what I have for scraps first).
One of the newest products over at Amazing Crafting Products is Alumidust. It comes in many colors and I just happen to have a container of the Deep Red. As you know I am on the Amazing Mold Putty design team and am fortunate to have been given some of the Alumidusts, but I really didn't know much about them. So after doing some research I came up with this: take some of your CLEAR embossing powder and a tiny scoop of the Alumidust and mix. Then just stamp your image, sprinkle your mixed embossing powder over your image, shake off and heat with your heat gun. You just made your own colored embossing powder. LOVE IT! Now I did use a black inkpad, but you can really see the shimmer the deep red alumidust gives it and combined with the black ink it matches the striped paper perfectly!
Isn't that just gorgeous? I've seen colored embossing powders at Michaels and such, but they are kinda spendy (for me anyway). Now I can color my own with the clear embossing powder I already have and alumidust (which comes in soooo many colors) and make just enough for what I need it for instead of purchasing a full container of a color I may never use again???
And here is my finished card for the challenge at Unscripted Sketches #251. Literally this card took me 5 minutes to make but I love it and I know I can always use a Congrats card!
Oh by the way, I also made Top 3 last week over at Unscripted Sketches. I was thrilled when I read that.
That's another reason I am thrilled for this Saturday morning!
If you missed my card last week, click here and it will take you to the post.
Now I hope I've inspired you to head over to Unscripted Sketches and try your hand at the challenge.
By the way, if you are here for my Day 3 of Frog Dog Studios post, click here or scroll down.
As always, have a great day and God Bless!