Let’s talk about Embossing Paste
Embossing paste has been around for a while now, but I was hesitant to try it. I thought it would be very messy to use and not leave a good result on your projects. Boy was I wrong!
At the beginning of October I was the good fortune to attend a demonstrator only event in Pidgeon Forge, Tennessee (just one of the many perks of being a demonstrator). While I was there we got to make a card using – you guessed it – embossing paste. One try and I was hooked!
Stampin’ Up! offers two types of embossing paste – a matte white and a shimmery white. While both are easy to use I love the sparkle of the shimmery white! Check out the card I made using the shimmery white paste with a drop from the Balmy Blue reinker.
I just love how this looks – the stenciled embossing paste is all this card needs. So simple yet so pretty! You can watch how I did this on my Crafty Klock YouTube channel.
Measurements & Supplies
This card was very easy to make. I started with a base of Balmy Blue cardstock, used Night of Navy for my first layer and had Basic White cardstock on the inside and outsid layers. A scrap of Balmy Blue was used for the sentiment. Here are the measurements for each layer.
- Balmy Blue 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″; scored at 4 1/4″ plus a scrap for the sentiment label
- Night of Navy 5 1/4″ x 4″
- Basic White 5 1/4″ x 4″ for the inside
- Basic White 5″ x 3 3/4″ for the embossed layer
As shown in the video, to use the embossing paste, you will need a few extra tools including:
- Palette Knives (Annual Catalog (AC) item #142808 / $5.00)
- Silicone Craft Sheet (AC item #127853 / $6.50)
- Decorative masks – choose from
- Artistic Mix (AC item #159178 / $10.00)
- Foursquare (AC item #161285 / $10.00)
- Abundant Beauty (Sep-Dec Mini item #162331 / $10.50) – this is the set I used in the video
- Reinkers (AC item # varies with color / $5.00)
- Embossing Passste
- Matte Finish (AC item #141979 / $8.00)
- Shimmery White Finish (AC item #145645 / $9.00)
To color the paste, put a small amout on your silicone mat and add a drop or two of color from one of our reinkers. Mix together with a palette knife and use it on your project. Embossing paste can dry out quickly so just a few tips to make sure you get the most out of your jar!
- When you are done using the paste, immediately put the lid back on and make sure it’s tightly closed
- For long term storage, you may want to put a piece of plastic (saran) wrap over the opening beore you put the lid back on. Make sure the plastic wrap is touching the paste to really help keep it from drying out.
- Store the tighly sealed jar in a zip lock baggie (the one it comes in or any zip lock bag).
- As soon as you are done with the masks, palette knives, and silicone craft sheet be sure to put them in a bucket of water so they are easy to clean (the paste dries QUICKLY)
You can purchase any of these items on my Stampin’ Up! website. Just click the button below to get started.
I hope you will give our embossing paste a try. It’s not messy at all and is fun to work with. I’m so glad I finally got to give it a try so I was able to share it with all of you! If you want even more tips, tricks, and tutorials be sure to sign up for my email list. When you sign up I’ll send you my FREE sketch designs e-book with 6 easy designs for you to create. Click the button below to sign up.