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.