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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Guy Greetings, Masculine Birthday Card, Embossing Paste Technique

Today I was at Terri's fun Stamping Extravaganza.  That is where you get to see all of the newest items in the catalog and you can see free demonstrations.  I was demonstrating the "Embossing Paste".  I have had fun with this technique in the past and I was thrilled to see that Stampin' Up! is not carrying it.  I have a container of what is called "Paper Paste", it's the same thing as "Embossing Paste". But when comparing the two, I found the Stampin' Up! brand better.  It was much creamier and smoother to work with.  It's a bit looser too, not so thick, but it's not runny either.  It's like the consistency of cold cream that has a light scent of interior house paint, which I find to be a pleasant smell.  Though I only smelled that smell when I put my nose to the container.  While I was working with it I didn't smell a thing.

So, for this card I had taken some of the "Embossing Paste" and mixed in one drop of Chocolate Chip inker.  Then I used the bricks mask available in the new catalog.  I took one of the pallet knives from the new set and smeared the paste over the mask until I got it where I wanted it and then I scraped it off with a wider pallet knife.  I set it aside to dry while I worked on the other components of the card.

For the card and the words I used the "Guy Greetings" set.  I stamped  the car and words using Early Espresso ink.  I die cut them out with the oval dies.  I used Early Espresso card stock for the oval layers and for the base of this card.

It's very simple to do. I had a great time playing with the paste and also making this card!  The paste leaves such a nice background texture on the card.  I found that if (before removing the mask) I put a little bit of paste on a sponge I could get the paste to lift up a bit higher and make a rougher texture that felt and looked more like brick.  I added a little paste to the sponge because a dry sponge would just lift off the paste you initially set down.  You could also use a different color paste to sponge on to get an even deeper depth.  There's SO many fun things you can do with this "Embossing Paste".

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

1 comment:

Kathy Bolam said...

I am definitely sold on buying this embossing paste and the masks. Thank you for sharing another unique way to dress up a card!