Dec 21, 2013

Amp It Up With Embossing Paste!

Oh boy, do I ever have some fun for you today.  I finally decided to try out a fun technique that people are just going crazy for and I can't wait until you see the final results.  I think you will love it but first our sketch for today is the current sketch over at CAS(E) this Sketch which I totally adore.  Can't you just see it oozing inspiration?   

For my straightforward, by the book (er...sketch) card, I'm using the super fun Baking Love set.  This set is a total must have.  I have no idea how I have lived so long without it.  ;)

I knew I wanted to have the piping bag pipe out my sentiment and I played with a couple different options.  I settled for embossing the "hello" and then using a Versamark pen to extend the sentiment with a little squiggly line to the card's edge.  I stamped the piping bag on some patterned paper with splashes of pink to bring another color into the card.  A little cutting and I had a super cute popped up piping bag decorating my card for me.  Finish it off with a few glitter tape hearts and you have a great little take on this week's sketch.

For my ampped up take on the sketch, I'm going to use the Elegant Flowers stamps set.  I swear I have been turning to this set time and time again.  It's good for SO many occasions and who doesn't need a stamp set like that? 

I used a similar technique to last week's card in order to create a stencil with my Silhouette Cameo using the flower image from Elegant Flowers.  You can check out a step-by-step video on how I made this card on my YouTube channel.  Once I created the stencil for my background, I smeared the silver embossing paste over the top, pulled off the stencil, and let the image dry.  I loved the look of the silver embossing paste on the silver paper.  SO pretty.  I finished the card off by stamping the flower image on a piece of silver cardstock, cutting it out, and adding the image along with a die cut "thanks" to the card front.  A little bling and you have a much more involved version of our sketch. 

What do you think of the embossing paste trend?  Come share you thoughts with us on our Sweet Stamp Shop Facebook page.  We'd also love to have you share some of your own techniques/cards using embossing paste on our Flickr group and don't forget to share your take on the sketch over at CAS(E) this Sketch.  I hope you enjoyed my double take and will come up with your own interesting interpretations whether they are simple or complex.  Can't wait to see your amazing creations. 


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  1. i LOVE your homemade stencil + embossing paste!!!! i am definitely a fan of embossing paste - read: LOVE IT!! and it's soo cool that you turned your STAMP into the STENCIL!! hello! that's awesome!!! wow! and is that the transluscent embossing paste? it looks like it has a shine!! either way, it's amazing! wow!!

  2. Cute cards! Love the silver on silver for the second card, so gorgeous!!