Thursday, July 16, 2020

Sailing Home with Embossing Paste - a masculine card

There was a new challenge form Sara Douglass, the Stampin' Up! CEO this week. (Yes! She is a crafter too!) She challenged all who love Stampin' Up! to use some stencils and embossing paste this week, and I decided I would answer her call!

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.

If you emboss with a stencil and paste, you can add a lot of texture and interest to your papercrafting projects
My watercoloured, embossing pasted background with the Sailing Home elements on top

You can get several stencil designs for your papercraft projects from Stampin' Up!

Once I was happy with their placement, I adhered everything down, then added this layer to my decorated, fun fold card base.

The finished masculine card with a watercoloured, embossed background.

Don't forget to decorate the inside of your card!

I decorated the inside of my masculine card with designer series paper and stamping

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.

Palette Knives

Silicone Craft Sheet

Water Painters 

Fluid 100 Watercolour Paper

Heat Tool

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