Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Playing with Paste!

And the fun continues for the Design Team! This week we have a theme of "Playing with Paste". There are so many amazing ways to use the various embossing pastes. They are gorgeous and fun to use!

Here is a simple Christmas card I made for the July 2015 Stampendous Catalog. The gold manger scene lends an elegant touch, yet the burlap ribbon and metallic embossing enamels remind us of the rustic side of this blessed event. You might be surprised how I got the gold Manger! Read on...

FREG023 Frantage Embossing Enamel aged silver
FREG025 Frantage Embossing Enamel aged copper
EP102 Metallic Embossing Powder Pirate Gold

DWLL334 Manger
DWDEPT Dreamweaver Translucent Paste
DWDPK Dreamweaver Palette Knife
DWLM2010 Paste Spreader

May Arts Burlap ribbon (red edge pulled off)
Neenah Papers Classic Linen Cover Red Pepper 80#
Neenah Papers Classic Crest Cover Classic Cream 80#
Double-sided tape
Foam mounting tape


Step 1:  Fold a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" red card in half to form an A2 card

Step 2:  Tape a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of cream cardstock to the front of the card

Step 3:  Pull the finished edge off both sides of a burlap ribbon and place near the left side of the card

Step 4:  Sprinkle some aged copper, aged silver, and Pirate Gold embossing powders randomly down the burlap, heat from below to set the powders

Step 5:  Paste emboss the Manger stencil on cream cardstock (3" x 3") with Translucent Paste using a Palette Knife and Paste Spreader, remove stencil and place in water for cleaning

Step 6:  Sprinkle the wet paste with Pirate Gold Embossing Powder, tap off extra, let paste dry, then heat set

Step 7:  Tape the embossed Manger to a red mat (3 1/4" x 3 1/4") and attach to the front of the card with foam tape

Seeing as everyone is not as lucky as I am to be a part of a design team and have access to a large variety of product, I decided to use the Translucent Paste and gold embossing powder instead of Gold Embossing Paste to show the type of thing you can do with limited supplies. If you can only have a couple of pastes, I would highly recommend making the Translucent paste one of them. It can be used over a stenciled image to create a clear, glossy finish, you can mix reinkers, paints, or mica powders into it to create any color paste you want, or sprinkle it with embossing powder like I did.

Be sure to check out what other team members have been play with too! I'm on vacation in beautiful northern Minnesota this week, so look for the complete list of participants over at the Stampendous Blog! (Hopefully I won't get eaten alive by the bird-size mosquitoes up there!)

Happy Creating,


TracyM #6773 said...

LOVE the GLORIOUS gold and textures!!!

Pam Beatty said...

OMG! What a gloriously beautiful card!

Pam Hornschu said...

Wonderful! The burlap with EEs is genius!

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Lovely image and gorgeous guilded gold embossing!!

Lyn Bernatovich said...

Lovely card Louise!

barbara macaskill said...

Those bird sized mosquitos better leave you alone!! We need you here so you can inspire us with your beautiful creations!!!
LOVE this card and am glad that you are showing ways for people who can't afford lots of product to get the same look!! TFS!

Jean said...

Such a wonderful card!!