Oh So Eclectic

As a demonstrator we get to see and preorder items before they are released to the general public. Since the NEW Autumn / Winter catalogue has been launched to us I had placed my order which arrived yesterday. Wow i can't even begin to tell you about all the fabulous bits and pieces i have in my box of goodies.

Within my Christmassy preorder though i had also got the 'Oh so eclectic' stamp set, matching 'Eclectic layers' framelits and the new embossing paste (all in our annual catalogue). Why did i wait so long to get my hands on these? I'm totally in love with the new paste, so easy to use and such great effects for texture on cards. 
The paste comes in a tub and is white, but as you can see in my project i have coloured it using my ink refills. It may seem obvious but better to mention it than have a major oops moment...colour just a small amount of the paste once you have taken it out of the tub..otherwise all of your paste will be that colour and you won't be able to experiment further with other options. You only need a small amount of the paste, it does go a long way. Secondly keep the tub lid closed as soon as you have taken out what you need as it dries super fast and thirdly if using it with the decorative masks make sure you clean these off as soon as possible. I popped mine into a plastic tub of water as soon as i had spread the paste over my project and then whilst the paste was drying fully i cleaned up the mask properly. It does sound a faff but honestly it takes 2 minutes and the effect i think is well worth it. 

The colours i have chosen are 'Pear Pizzazz', 'Sweet Sugarplum' and 'Soft Sky'.
I stamped out the images then cut using the 'big shot' and matching dies.
I really like the effect of layering the leaves and flowers on top of each other, it's so pretty. 

Have you tried any of these products yet? I'd love to see your creations too. 

Rachael x


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