Two Ways to Add Embossing Paste to Cards!

by Jenny

Hello there! It's Jenny here, excited to be joining you today! I'm sharing two different ways to incorporate embossing paste into your card projects, for a soft, airy, and almost iced look!

Altenew Embossed Stenciled Card

Technique 1 – Stenciling with Embossing Paste

I started by creating the background which features the Fine Tulle Stencil, overlaid with Embossing Paste which is super easy to apply using the largest of the brand new Mixed Media Palette Knife Set. Before applying, I mixed a little of the paste with Baby Pink Crisp Dye Ink, and a little with Mango Smoothie Crisp Dye Ink, which I then swiped over the stencil, just like frosting a cake – YUM! Before lifting that stencil, you can sprinkle a little embossing powder too – I used Golden Peach Crisp Embossing Powder. Then simply lift up the stencil and heat up to melt that powder.

Altenew embossing paste card

The star of the show on this card is the gorgeous, giant Pattern Motif Die Set. I die cut this twice, once from vellum, and once from Solar White cardstock. I blended Mango Smoothie and Baby Pink Crisp Dye inks on it at random, letting them blend together. I adhered the two layers together and mounted onto my now dry background using foam squares. You'll see I let a little hang off the edge in places, and trimmed excess off elsewhere.

09082021 Pattern Motif Simple Hello Tulle Stencil C

Technique 2 – Frosting Sentiments with Embossing Paste

So what about the second way to use embossing paste I hear you say? Well, this is where the smallest Mixed Media Palette Knife comes in super handy. I used it with embossing paste to ‘frost' a die cut sentiment. I'm featuring the Simply Hello Die which I die cut from Solar White (110lb) four times, adhering them together. On the top layer, I smoothed some of the colored embossing paste, then sprinkled a little more embossing powder to coordinate.

09082021 Pattern Motif Simple Hello Tulle Stencil B

This small knife makes it easy to get into smaller areas, and play around with the paste to get it looking how I wanted. I created almost a layer cake look don't you think? I sprinkled a few Satin White Sequins to finish for a subtle embellishment without detracting from the embossing powder sparkle.

You can check out the full process video over on YouTube.

Thanks for watching, I hope you enjoyed the first Stylish Cardmaking Techniques with Jenny! I hope it gave you ideas for grabbing that embossing paste! See you again soon!


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Karen Hale September 8, 2021 - 11:45 AM

WOWZA, Jenny, absolutely STUNNING!! Thanks for the splendid mixed media tips.

Maureen Reiss September 8, 2021 - 11:55 AM

Amazing cards!!! Love these cool embossing ideas!!!

Virginia L. September 8, 2021 - 4:13 PM

Your project is gorgeous and fun! Love it, Jenny! SUPERB!


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