Hooray for Embossing Paste

I have a card for you today using the A Happy Hooray stamp set and Gorgeous Grunge.  I recently got some embossing paste.  I’ve used texture paste a few times with stencils, and while I love that look, sometimes I want something that dries a bit smoother and whiter.

Happy Embossed HooraySince I wanted to play with the embossing paste, and I wanted to use the chevron punch, I decided to use both.  I made my own little stencil with the punch using a scrap of card stock.  I used some washi tape to temporarily adhere it to the card base and then applied the embossing paste over the stencil, smoothing it out with a popsicle stick.  Here’s a pic of the stencil after I used it.  I should have photographed it while I was actually making the card, but I never think about those things while I’m in the creative mode.  This will at least give you an idea of how I did it I hope.

Happy Embossed Hello StencilI stamped the two feathers and sentiment with Crisp Cantaloupe, Strawberry Slush, and Island Indigo inks.  I added some splatter and some messy lines with the Gorgeous Grunge set.

Happy Embossed Hello Close Up

Be sure to come back tomorrow as we have another challenge for you at Freshly Made Sketches, and the fabulously talented Kim Singdahlsen, our guest stamper this month, is our hostess.  She has a really fun sketch for us too!

Enjoy your Tuesday!  Thanks for stopping by!


2 thoughts on “Hooray for Embossing Paste

  1. LOVE this card Amy, and thanks for the tips on using the embossing paste. Never would have occurred to me to use the washi tape to temporarily hold the stencil in place. I really need to try this with the confetti stars punch!

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