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Welcome to another group post day for the August Papertrey Ink countdown!  Today the team is showcasing a new stamp set called Fancy That.  It's filled with beautiful medallions, plus a few pretty sentiments.  This new set will be available for purchase from the Papertrey Ink site as of 10 pm eastern time on August 15th.

Let me show you a couple of projects I made with this set.  One is pretty simple, the other is a little more technique-y.  Let me show you the technique-y version first, since that's the one I created first.

I played around with heat embossing a couple of the different medallions with white embossing powder on a watercolor paper background.  Then I took red, yellow, and purple Gelatos and very roughly colored over the images.  Then I took a wet brush (a toothbrush actually, because I wanted a brush with rough bristles!) and brushed over the Gelatos.  The colors ran together and created a lovely mix of color. 


After it was dry I colored in some of the areas with a gold leafing pen.  Along the bottom is a strip of Gold Shimmer cardstock with a sentiment from the set stamped on it.  I also added some of the variegated twine from the Beautiful Brushstrokes kit...the colors matched perfectly.


My next card is a simplified version of the first one.  I really like the way the medallions looked while they were just embossed with the white powder, before I added the gelatos.  I decided they would be lovely on Soft Stone cardstock.


After I was finished with the embossing I went back and stamped the medallions again, this time with Soft Stone ink, slightly off-setting it from the embossed image.  It added just a very subtle depth to the images. I'm not sure you're even really going to be able to see it in the photographs, but it's pretty in real life.  :-)  Again, I added some of the variegated twine from the Beautiful Brushstrokes kit. You might notice on both cards that the twine has a little funky texture.  This is something I've been loving doing lately!  It's super easy, just separate the strands and pull one of them so that it gathers.  I especially like the way it looks with the variegated twines.  Along the bottom is a strip of Berry Sorbet cardstock stamped with the same sentiment from the set.


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Supplies not linked, but available on August 15th from Papertrey Ink:  Fancy That stamp set

Thanks for stopping by today!  To see more projects using the new Fancy That set, be sure to hop around to the other DT girls...