Have you ever wanted to try the Embossing Paste Technique in your card-making or paper crafting? When you create a Technique Notebook you get a great reminder of how you did it for later. During my Technique Classes, you create a notebook page containing directions and samples for the techniques you learn. Each class you create 3 to 4 samples for your notebook. I provide instructions to place in the notebook with your samples. Then we make 2 cards using the skills you just learned.
Embossing Paste Technique Class
This first class we created a basic embossing paste technique using the cloud stencil. Then we added color to our white embossing paste and made bricks. Next we added glitter to the embossing paste to made a sparkle paste. Finally for our third variation we created our own stencils from cardstock and window sheets. After making our samples we made 2 cards.
In this first card, we colored the embossing paste with Cajun Craze Re-inker and used the bricks stencil to create a brick embellishment on the Very Vanilla Cardstock. I used Early Espresso ink for both the car and the sentiment. After stamping the car on Very Vanilla cardstock and matted it with a piece of Early Espresso cardstock it was raised up on dimensionals. A second Early Espresso mat behind the large piece of Very Vanilla cardstock helps to draw the eye out. And the Cajun Craze cardbase grounded the bricks and reinforced the masculine feel.
Creating your own ombre effect with embossing paste is so fun. For this card we took the coloring of the embossing paste up a notch. We colored our paste with Sweet Sugarplum ink. Then we applied it to the center of the design masking out the outer parts of the stencil with post-it notes. Then we took the unused sweet sugarplum embossing paste and added one drop of Marina Mist re-inker to it. Next we applied the now lavender paste to the next ring out -masking as before. Finally we added a few more drops of Marina mist re-inker making the paste a dark blue. The outer area of the stencil was filled with the blue.
Because the embossing paste dries so quickly, in the time it took to stamp the sentiment in the bottom right corner of the cardbase the embossed image was ready to cut out. After cutting out the embossed piece it as added to the cardbase with Stampin Dimensionals and embellished with a few sequins.
After finishing class I took the leftover glitter paste and added re-inker to create a bunch of backgrounds that I cut up for thank you cards.