At my last class my local Artisans came along to my craft class to learn how to create cards using Stampin’ Up!’s latest technique; embossing paste.
I had a lot of fun my making the cards, so it was equally as fun to watch my ladies enjoy learning this new craze too. At first I felt like a contestant on Bake Off, spreading the paste over the mask was like spreading icing over a cake, and equally as therapeutic (and messy).
The technique involves spreading embossing paste over decorative masks, we used Pattern Party masks, using Palette Knives. When you lift the mask up you can see the pattern on the card, as a 3D textured effect. You can add colour with a drop of ink, sparkle by sprinkling over glimmer powder or even emboss using any embossing powder.
The card above was made using the cloud mask on Wooden Textures paper, it makes a beautiful cloudy background, perfect for baby cards.
The card below was created using the paste and a little drop of Lemon Lime Twist ink and the diamond pattern mask. The sentiment is from Happiest of Days stamp set, coloured in using blender pens dipped in Lemon Lime Twist and Peekaboo Peach ink.
The butterfly tag uses the gorgeous new Champagne Foil and the Butterfly Basics thinlits, one of my all time favourites. The background uses the brick pattern mask with the paste, finished with a touch of Naturally Eclectic paper scraps, and some beautiful Garden Green ribbon and Twine (of course!).
The cards below use the same mask but in two different colours, white with a touch of Dazzling Diamonds for sparkle, and Berry Burst. Both look beautiful, and need little embellishing as the background does it all for you. I literally just added a touch of Copper Metallic Thread.