I've been so excited today and not just because it's nearly brussel sprout season...postie brought me a little parcel this morning...new stamps designed by the uber talented Paula Pascual. I fell in love with them as soon as I saw them on her fab blog, and I find her wonderful creations just so inspiring.
I've used the same format as in my last creation...although this time I've embossed an oval shape. Several people have asked me how I emboss my shapes into my cardstock. I found a good tutorial on Splitcoaststampers which you can see here. Although it shows how to emboss a die cut shape, I simply put a plain piece of card through with a Nestie together with my Tan Embossing Mat-the principle is exactly the same.
I use a Big Shot with my Nesties so I do have to play about with different thicknesses of shim to get the right pressure.
A touch of Glamour Dust, a few gems and job done. I think Paula's stamps are soo classy and I will definitely be making up batches of these to send to family and friends this year, in all sorts of colourways and combining the different designs, I think they all work really well togther.
A couple of peeps have asked to see more of my Maine Coon cats Ronnie and Jasmine on my blog. Well, here is Jasmine...
Before you say "aah", don't let that "butter-wouldn't melt-in-my-mouth" look fool you. She is part cat, part demon! Although she is very loving, she is so naughty. You cannot turn your back on her for one moment or she will wreck a room in minutes!! She is sweet with it though so I can't tell her off...
Well, Jasmine has given the game away...as you can see I bought more than 1 set of Paula's fab stamps!! I hope to have more Paula creations to show you in the next day or so.