Simple Embossing paste backgrounds enhance basic cards immensely. With a few tools you can take your thank you cards from basic to awesome. After teaching the Embossing paste technique class on June 16th leftover bits of modified embossing paste littered my craft table. So how to use it up before it did what embossing paste does best — dry up.
Simple Embossing Paste Glitter style
Since one of the Simple Embossing Paste techniques incorporated adding glitter to the white paste, I started there. So I grabbed my Fresh fig re-inker and turned the white to Fresh Fig. Pulling out my scraps of in color cardstock and thick whisper white provided a good selection to apply the paste to. Now to choose a stencil. Hmmm… Finally after much deliberation, I chose the diamond pattern. Next I spread the embossing paste over a selection of small cardstock pieces. By the time I was done playing, two-thirds of my modified embossing paste was gone.
While getting the most out of your cardstock can be a challenge- its doable. One way to achieve this is by working with basic units like fourths or eights. For these cards, I cut my cardstock into fourths (5 ½” by 4¼”). Next I scored each piece in half resulting in a finished card measuring 2¾” by 4¼” . By doing this I get 4 cards out of one piece of cardstock and it will still go thru the post office with a single forever stamp. I discovered this while making this card with leftovers from my June Stamp Club samples. For this card I cut a piece of Designer Series paper to 2″ by 4¼”, added some die cut embellishments and a simple sentiment. With this style it is easy to whip out a bunch of thank you cards.
For these first two, I paired up the new Powder Pink with the Fresh Fig. This gave these cards a more feminine look. All but 2 of the cards today have the phrase thank you stamped in the center of a 1″ circle. The sentiment on its circle are attached in the center of a medallion focal piece.
For these next two I combined tranquil tide and Fresh Fig cardstock and embellished with Tranquil Tide Ribbon.
My next color combo features lemon lime twist with Fresh Fig. For the one on the right I created the medallion out of Tranquil Tide. I am unsure if I like the triple combo or not. What do you think?Here is another Powder Pink and Fresh Fig set. On the one on the left I applied the Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers and then die cut the medallion. It looks better in person. For the one on the right, I stamped in the left corner and then die cut around the corner so you only get a partial die cut.