There Is A Difference

Last month I showed you a card that I made for a Christmas swap I was participating in.  It used the Ornament Keepsakes Stamp Set.  I had mentioned in that post about the differences in embossing powder.

I often talk about the quality of Stampin Up products and I truly believe there is a difference between companies.  I wanted to show you the difference even in something little like embossing powder.

The first picture I am going to show you was embossed using a different company’s gold embossing powder.  I stamped Peace in Versamark and then dumped almost the whole container of powder over the stamp.  I did it this way so that I was sure to get enough powder on the stamp.  I then used the new Stampin Up Heat Gun to heat up the powder.  Here is a close up picture of the other company’s powder.

Embossed with Other Company’s Powder

You can clearly see in this picture that the embossing looks pebbly or bumpy.

The next picture shows the same stamp with Stampin Up Embossing Powder.  I used the same Versamark pad and dumped practically the entire jar of the powder over the stamp.

Image using Stampin Up Embossing Powder

There is clearly a difference.  Stampin Up’s powder is smooth and thicker looking.  It is a much nicer result.  Which would you rather use?





July 2012 Club Projects


I had a great time playing with my merchandise from the new Stampin Up catalog.  This catalog is full of things I just have to own! 

The first card we did use the new Chevron Embossing Folder, the new In Colors called Summer Starfruit and Midnight Muse and the Reason to Smile stamp set you can purchase in the month of July for $5 with a $50 order.  You can even choose the set in wood or clear mount.


The second card we made used the new Large Scalloped Edgelit and the Paper Piercing Pack.  The colors were Early Expresso and Tempting Turquoise.  We used the Tempting Turquose Embossing Powder with a stamp from Fabulous Florets.



The last card we made used the new Layered Labels stamp set with the Apothecary Accents Framelits.  I love all the Framelits.  They are so easy to just stamp and cut out.  The colors we used were Rose Red, Regal Rose and Whisper White.  We finished it off with the Scallop Trim Border Punch and then cut two flowers using the Itty Bitty Punch Pack and then added bling using the Rhinestones.