August 21, 2014

Top Dog Dies - Weekly Post

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Definitely so behind this week, things are really busy around here with shopping, packing and then tomorrow moving my son to Sudbury. Today festivities include buying a freezer, blinds and all the 'oh I forgot to tell you items...'.

I have a card today using the new Top Dog Dies Modern Mosaic A2 Mat and the Top Dog Dies Banners #1.  I created a baby card that could be used for a boy, a girl or an unknown! 

I die cut the mat from white cardstock and used it as a stencil along with translucent embossing paste.  I coloured the paste using Distress Ink that I smooshed onto my craft sheet. I find the translucent embossing paste not as creamy as regular paste , so it takes a bit more mixing to get the consistency right.  I used Post It tape to hold down my stencil over the card panel and then used my palette knives to add the paste to the stencil  in two shades. I removed the stencil and let both dry completely. It has a really nice shine to it.  The stencil is going to be used for a future project, stay tuned...


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A detail photo of the texture and shine...

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29 comments :

Lynn said...

Sending you hugs Tracey...give Ben a big huge hug tomorrow...and hears hoping the last minute items don't break the bank.

Love the gorgeous soft colors. Embossing is beautiful.

Lin said...

Beautifully done, Tracey, and a wonderful mix of product!

Lisa said...

Oh YES the college moving days!! Hang in there mom, hope all of the "I forgot to tells you's" don't drive you crazy or send you to the poor house!! DARLING baby card, love the shine and color you got with the paste!!

Deepti said...

This is beautiful, love the colors u mixed with the embossing paste :) so pretty!

Annette Allen said...

wow i love that background.. what a gorgeous card..

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

So brave - I love the look of embossing paste but the idea of mess makes my blood pressure go up! lol! It looks beautiful here! Enjoy the rest of your time with Ben!

Alanna said...

This is so pretty. The background is just gorgeous. Good luck with all the shopping and getting things ready.

Shelly said...

This is beautiful!!! LOVE!

Kara said...

so cute!

Tracy Ercole said...

What a stunning background, love the colours of the card too. Good luck with the move Tracey.

Renee said...

Gorgeous!
Love the colors and all that shine! :)

Laura Norris said...

This is so soft and pretty! Perfect for a baby card. And I love that sentiment too! Great work Tracey!

Kim Heggins said...

Amazing as always Tracey. I love those colors and that background is just beautiful.

June Houck said...

Tracey, your card is awesome! Love love love it :)

Lisa Lara said...

So fun Tracey. Love that bg.

Shoregirl said...

What a sweet baby card!

Dee Miranda said...

This card is really pretty!! I love the background and the colors are just amazing!
-Dee

icardeveryone01 said...

So beautiful! Oh, those off-to-college days... still makes me misty to be truthful...
=] Michele

Cathy Weber said...

This is so pretty Tracey...and it shows off the Modern Mosaic mat so well...great idea to use it as a stencil and you know I love that sentiment!

Sharron said...

Just beautiful--love the colors and the shine from the embossing paste. Your sentiment is so sweet too. Best of luck with the college move!

Kim S said...

So sweet! I love the change of color - it perfectly frames the sentiment. I hope all has gone well with the big move.

Anita in France said...

So lovely, Tracey ... the blended, shiny embossing is gorgeous ... such wonderful texture! Hope the move goes well! Anita :)

Karen Day said...

Tracey, I think I'm living the same life - moved my son into his 2nd yr house in London last week, and my daughter is entering her senior year! Gorgeous card - I love the glimmer of the embossing paste you used in those lovely colours :o)

cm said...

Sending you 'energy' vibes as you deal with all the "excitement" of moving your son to college. I know he'll have everything he needs, with you at the helm, navigating. His place will be fabulous, comfortable and cozy. Speaking of fabulous: your baby card is sheer delight with its pretty shimmery colours and beautiful sentiment panel. Perfect for new parents; perfect to welcome a newborn!
Hugs~c

Miriam Prantner said...

Love how bright the paste colors are, and loving your new blog look too!

Maria said...

A lovely sweet card! Wonderful background with pretty color! Just too sweet...love it!

Sherrie M. said...

Haven't yet ventured into embossing paste though I have a new jar of it sitting on my craft desk. Such a fabulous card Tracey!

Marybeth said...

Great colors and card! I love how it looks embossed,great design and you still gave it a CAS look.

wandaguess said...

I'm totally crazy about this card!!!! Awesome job!!! :-)