Friday, 28 March 2014

OCC - Embossing Paste


Embossing paste is an easy way to add texture to a project.  I didn't have any so with the help of google I made my own.

I laid down a stencil and just spread the paste over it.  Sprinkled some ultra fine glitter for some shimmer and lifted the stencil. Easy peasy.  It didn't take too long to dry too.  Then I finished the card with some washi tape (I love this tape), a handwritten sentiment, and some rhinestones.

I was having so much fun with the paste that I decided to make another card.  This time I did the opposite.  Instead of using a stencil to create a textured image, I used a die-cut butterfly as a mask.  I just temporarily adhered the butterfly to the card, picked up a glob of paste with my spatula and smeared it right over the the butterfly.  Of course I had to sprinkle some ultra fine glitter over the paste again.  Then I carefully lifted the mask and ta da!! A butterfly set in textured background!

Finished the card with some glitter to the sides, an embossed sentiment, and a large heart rhinestone in the center of the butterfly.

 Okay got to hurry and link up this homework before classes close.
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  1. 2 beautiful cards made with the paste, love the simplicity, thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz

  2. Nice cards! Love the flower & butterfly! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Girls Challenges! Angie-DT

  3. Great result Phi, I just got my paste which arrived yesterday from my OL store...sorry we have not posted your candy yet had issues day after day here then doggie had her op and each time we went past the p/o to see dad I kept saying to hubby don't forget we must post those goodies off...well they are still here but promise to do so next

  4. You have made a very beautiful card and I really love the simplicity of that project.
    Thank you for joining our 'Anything Goes' challenge at Crafty Catz and don't forget to come back on Friday for our new challenge.
    Anna xxx

  5. Lovely cards Phi :) Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs Michele x

  6. Great cards Phi. The texture paste does add that extra dimension. Will have to have a go at making some.

  7. Beautiful cards!!! I didn't even know there was another class going on. Your cards are truly stunning!! I love playing with embossing paste.

  8. Gorgeous card and love the colour combo, very classy. I have had to close Memories to Keep due to hacker so have now reopened my new blog and starting again after three year and invite you to join up and join in my candy which is sponsored by three wonderful artists..I am following you again...cheers, aNNie
    The Journey is the Start

  9. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Girls Challenges!