Wednesday, May 8, 2013

New Simply Pressed Clay

One of the fun new things coming out in the next catalog is the Simply Pressed Clay and Molds.  I understand that there are other products on the market that are similar but I was not familiar with them so this is the first time I've had a chance to play with it.

The clay is silicon so it is light weight and spongy compared to Play Dough or modeling clay.  It can be died using our Ink Refills so it will match any of our current colors.  Last night, I decided to try it out and make some Coastal Cabana buttons and flowers and this morning I turned the flower into a project:

Colors: Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, Calypso Coral.  Stamps: Flowering Flourishes and Amazing Family.  Big Shot: Large Scallop Edgelit.  Accessories: Simply Pressed Clay and Molds, Whisper White Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Essentials Paper Piercing Pack.

I'm going to send this card to my mom for Mother's Day.  Notice the new and returning colors here on my card: Bermuda Bay (old In Color returning), Coastal Cabana (new In Color) and Calypso Coral (current In Color that is staying with us).  These two stamp sets are also carrying over into the new catalog. 

I'm not suppose to show you pictures of products before the new catalog comes out, so I'll just explain what I did instead of show you.  First I put on a neoprene glove to keep my fingers from getting inky.  (I'm allergic to latex, but for those of you who aren't, that would work too).  Then I added a few drops of the Coastal Cabana Ink Refill and massaged it into the clay.  Next, I pressed it into the mold and put it in the freezer.  The freezer helps the clay firm up makes it easier to remove from the mold. The flower only took about 15 minutes.  I needed to leave the buttons in a little longer to make them easier to remove, closer to 30. When you take them out of the mold, they are still really soft and need to dry for several hours. Overnight worked well and they were ready for me to use this morning.

Today, I've featured something new here on my blog.  On Friday, it's time for a Stampin' Addicts blog hop to celebrate all the fabulous stamp sets that aren't carrying over to the new catalog.  Be sure to check back then.


Yapha said...

Glad to hear that the clay works so well. I really like the Coastal Cabana with Bermuda Bay.

Tanya Boser said...

I love how the flowers turn out! Sweet card :)
I think I may get another set or 2 of the molds so I can make more buttons at a time though, cuz I am so impatient.

Adriana Benitez said...

Adorable card; love the design, the color combination, the sneak peek and the pierced design! But oh… you have sold me on the Flourishes stamp set. It's been on my wish list and I've been resisting, but now it's a MUST!

Mary Trautner said...

Love the colors great card.