[In one of my last posts, I said I would be posting a video to show how I made the background for this card. Well – I’m working on the video!! Should be posted shortly!]
As I have confessed, I am truly addicted to embossing paste! There is something magical about the process. It is just plain fun, and the results are spectacular. Many stampers agree with me since the embossing paste, masks, and palette knives have been incredibly popular items!
At a recent stamp club, two of the projects featured embossing paste. They were so much fun to make! Pictures of the cards and tips/tricks for making them are below.
Happy Birthday Card:
Tips for the birthday card:
- The daisies, from the Daisy Delight stamp set, were stamped in Daffodil Delight and then punched out with the Daisy Punch. I wanted to add a little Peekaboo Peach to the flower petals to match the color of the “happy birthday, from the Birthday Blossoms stamp set. To add the color to the flower petals, I used a the side of the larger end of the Peekaboo Peach Stampin’ Write Marker and randomly added color.
- The middle of the daisy is made with embossing paste that has been colored in Daffodil Delight ink. A toothpick was my tool of choice to add the colored embossing paste.
- Stamp “happy birthday” on your card front before adding the colored embossing paste. Use a Post-It note to mask the “happy birthday”. I didn’t want a straight line mask and tore the Post-It note to get a jagged edge.
- Rounding the opposite corners on the card base and additional layers adds fun interest to the card.
Tips for the dragonfly card:
- Use complementary colors to make a multi-color embossing paste card base. For this card, the three ink colors that were used are: Berry Burst, Fresh Fig, and Powder Pink.
- The framed colors on the front of the card are Berry Burst and Powder Pink cardstock. Stamp the dragon fly stamp, from the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set, with Berry Burst ink onto the Powder Pink cardstock used for one of the framed layers. Stamp the dragonfly in the middle of the Powder Pink cardstock and die cut the dragonfly with the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits set. Die cut the second dragonfly piece from the center of the Berry Burst cardstock piece. When you layer the pieces together for the card front, no-one will ever know the Powder Pink and Berry Burst pieces have open holes in the center! This is a great trick to conserve on paper!
- To add a little shimmer to the dragonfly wings, add some bling with the Wink of Stella Glitter Brush.
- Rhinestone Basic Jewels add a perfect finishing touch!