Thursday, July 30, 2015

Much Ado About Paste!

Where is the summer going! Can it really be almost August!  I don't know about you, but the older I get, the faster the time seems to go! I'm up in beautiful northern Minnesota this week, getting a little "lake" time, hopefully the nights won't be too cold yet! 

This beautiful Christmas Borders stencil is perfect for a technique that is very popular with stampers right now, the triple layer technique, and the Pearlescent Embossing Paste gives it a wonderful, wintery shimmer.


DWLJ922 Christmas Borders Stencil
DWDPP Pearlescent Embossing Paste
DWDPK Dreamweaver Palette Knife
DWLM2010 Paste Spreader
Neenah Papers Classic Linen Cover Red Pepper 80# 05847
Stardream Papers Shimmer White
May Arts Ribbon
ZipDry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives™


  1. Step 1:  Fold a piece of  6" x 9 1/4" red cardstock in half to form an A6 card
  2. Step 2:  Cut three pieces of red cardstock, 1 - 4 1/4" x 5 1/2", 1 - 3 1/4" x 4 1/2", 1 2 1/4" x 3 1/2"
  3. Step 3:  Use a small amount of dot roller or repositionable tape to layer the three pieces of red paper on each other, tape the stencil over the red paper
  4. Step 4:  Apply Pearlescent Embossing Paste using a Palette Knife and Paste Spreader, remove and clean the stencil, let dry thoroughly
  5. Step 5:  When the paste is dry, use an x-acto knife to carefully cut each layer apart, trim the largest red layer right along the edge of the paste (it should be 3 7/8" x 5 1/8")
  6. Step 6: Cut three pieces of white shimmer cardstock, 1 - 2 1/2" x 3 3/4", 1 - 3 1/2" x 4 3/4", 1 - 4 1/8" x 5 3/8",  adhere the corresponding red layer to each, then adhere them to each other
  7. Step 7:  Wrap a white, May Arts, ribbon around the layers and tie a bow
  8. Step 8:  Attach pasted image to the front of the card

Because I'm traveling, I don't have access to the last list of team members sharing today, but if you hop on over to the Stampendous blog, you'll find the complete list!

Happy Creating,


Lyn Bernatovich said...

Love the layers and colors. So festive!

P Beatty said...

So very pretty!

Kristine Reynolds said...

love how this turned out!

Stampendous said...

This looks awesome! I love the layers and how they have that infinite photo look. It's a beautiful card, thank you for sharing today!

Viki Banaszak said...

Very trixy! I love it! I will have to give this a go. I thought you might have done one sheet and cut it apart then layered it before I read your instructions.

Pam Hornschu said...

Very cool, Louise! You always come up with clever layering!

Jean said...

LOVE this!!

barbara macaskill said...

Awesome technique!! Definitely going to have to give this a try!! This will be a good one to get me out of my head and just relax for a little while!!! Thanks for giving me that chance because it is sorely needed right about now!!

TracyM #6773 said...

LOVE your ELEGANT layers!!!