One of the products I was so excited about in the new catalog was Embossing Paste. I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it and play. Today’s share uses the paste and an alternative use of the Happy Birthday thinlit. The idea for this was inspired by a card my daughter made so I need to give her credit for the alternative use of the thinlit. Thank you Sarah!!!
To start I wanted the paste to sparkle so I added Dazzling Diamonds Glitter to it along with Real Red and Night of Navy Re-Inkers. When working with the Embossing Paste you do need to work quickly as it dries very fast. I had all my supplies laid out ahead of time and as soon as the background was stenciled I immediately washed the silicone craft sheet, palette knife and mask. Also make sure you put the lid on the paste as soon as you are done. A little note, when you first open your paste you will notice the jar is not full. The contents will settle in shipping and it is sold by volume not weight. If you stir the paste it will get fluffy and fill up the jar. And a little goes a looooong way.
To get the paste on the cardstock just lay the mask on the cardstock and spread the paste on top, then use your palette knife to scrape it across making sure all the holes get filled. Be very careful not to get it under the mask. If you look in the blue section of my card you can see where some seeped under slightly, if that happens no need to panic you can easily cover it up with an embellishment.
For the saying I cut the “Happy Birthday” twice with the Big Shot; once in Red Red and once in Night of Navy along with the number “4” in Real Red. Simply cut apart so you have the words “Happy” and the “th” from the birthday section. To give it more sparkle I added Wink of Stella on top and then attached to the card with Multipurpose Glue.
Complete Step by Step Directions With Photos Here
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