So I broke out my (retired) silver embossing paste and a plastic spoon as a tool for spreading it (I couldn't find my palette knives!), found a stencil and some water colour paper, and got to work.
First I washed down my watercolour paper with water from a Water Painter. Then a dropped a couple of drops of Balmy Blue reinker on the paper and washed that around with my Water Painter as a background.
That had to dry before I used my embossing paste so I speeded the drying time along with my heat tool.
Next I laid my stencil down on my silicone craft mat and smooshed some embossing paste over the top. You can get these palette knives to handle the paste. Just remember to have a flattish container with nice, warm, soapy water handy to put your stencils and tools into after you finish smooshing. Embossing paste dries hard very quickly. I also popped my Silicone Craft sheet in ti be cleaned.
While the paste was drying, I prepared some stamped anchors and seaweed, and I heat embossed one anchor in silver. I got my sentiment tag ready too. And I found some retired Designer Series Paper to decorate my Smokey Slate card base inside and out, and got that ready.
I added some retired Baker's Twine to my anchors and then arranged the elements on my card front.
|My watercoloured, embossing pasted background with the Sailing Home elements on top|
Once I was happy with their placement, I adhered everything down, then added this layer to my decorated, fun fold card base.
Don't forget to decorate the inside of your card!
Have you tried embossing paste yet? You can now get White (141979) and Shimmery White (145645) embossing paste and can change the colour of both with a few drops of reinker, so you can have nearly 50 colours!
Here are some of the other supplies I used in this project:
Sailing Home stamp set
Smooth Sailing dies
The stencil I used is retired. Current stencils are available.
Silicone Craft Sheet
Fluid 100 Watercolour Paper