Sunday, June 4, 2017

Playing with Embossing Paste

So, this month's theme at the CAS Mix Up Challenge is Embossing Paste/Gel which prompted me to have a play with them (it's been too long anyway). My first attempt reminded me that you need heavy, sturdy paper because thinner paper will buckle. Normally I would use Bristol or Watercolor paper (my Mixed Media is too flimsy) but I wanted to use colored card stock. Anyway it buckled and when I lifted the stencil I smudged it! I saw that one strip looked good and so I cut it off and made this card!

Stamps: PTI (Happy)
Dies: STAMPloration (Birthday), PTI (pink star), SSS (heart and white star)
Other: Stencil (Memory Box), white spray (Mr. Huey's)

I used the same grey card stock for the card (because the strip didn't look good on white), splattered it which resulted in several more grey splattered panels. Isn't it funny, I get so excited when I am able to use a scrap on a card but each card that I make creates many more scraps! Anyway... I just received happy mail from STAMPlorations and really wanted to use this cool Birthday die (cut from a scrap).

Challenges (click on the links for more information and lots of inspiration from the DTs and the galleries):

CAS Mix Up June Challenge "Embossing Paste/Gel"

My choice is die cutting and/or splattering

STAMPlorations June CAS Challenge
Probably without the twist of masculine colors, although there are guys who like pink

Stay tuned if you want to see the card I made with the embossing paste panel that came out ok... Hope to post it soon!

Be well,


  1. Great save on that embossed strip! Love the white splatters against the gray base -- to me it looks like it shimmers -- as well as the card's layout. Happy to see your card in the STAMP gallery; it's an elegant CAS card. Feel free to link it up too in our Never-Ending Anything Goes Challenge :o)

  2. Oh my goodness--what a great save! This is just stunning, Susanne--one of my favorite cards! The color combo is fabulous & love that Birthday die!

  3. Oh this is gorgeous and you would never know it was a "save". Great job, Susanne!

  4. Toller Stil, schöne Farben, hübsche Karte!

    Wonderful ❣

    LG Manuela

  5. This is fantastic, Susanne. I love the idea of using just a piece of embossing paste. It's so cool paired with your gray splattered background. And pink is so beautiful with gray ... love the combination. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

  6. awesome save...looks wonderful. I like the colours together.
    xx Karen

  7. I LOVE all your mixed media elements, Susanne. Your scrap of embossing paste background looks so artsy with your pink and white embellishments. Your CAS card design is so well balanced and pretty. TFS and joining us at CAS Mix Up. Hugs....

  8. I love how that paste section turned out! Actually, I love how your whole card turned out. Your design is incredible, and I'm going with Winner, winner, chicken dinner here. This is a gorgeous study in pink and white and gray. I love, love, love this!! Bev

  9. Wow, die Karte ist großartig!!!!
    LG Gundi

  10. What an awesome save, Susanne! I love the embossed strip and how you've used it with that awesome birthday die! Great splatters! It's so true that using scraps seems to make the pile grow instead of shrink! Too bad my wallet doesn't do that! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

  11. Sehr, sehr, sehr cool, liebe Susanne!

  12. Wow, die gefällt mir so richtig gut!!
    Tolle Farben ❤❤
    Ganz liebe Grüße

  13. Auch hier bringt das kleine Stück strukturierte Papier eine tolle Wirkung in die Karte. Super schön!

  14. Isn't it funny how mistakes turn into lovely designs! Your little pasted strip is so pretty with the circles - love the grey/white/pink color mix on this Susanne! thanks so much for joining us in the CAS Mix up Challenge! Julia

  15. You call it playing, but I call it working magic, Susanne! This is spectacular!! Hugs, Darnell

  16. Ohhh ! Superbe carte Susanne ! J'adore ce combo de couleurs ! Et quelle magnifique idée cette bande de papier embossé ! Tu as raison, pas de gaspillage ! J'ai moi aussi une boite remplie de "on ne sait jamais, j'en aurai peut être besoin un jour ! J'adore ! Bises

  17. Fabulous use of the strip of embossing paste! Love the grey and pink! Perfect details with the little stars and heart! Thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up.

  18. The embossing paste strip is very effective, and the pink sentiment, heart, and star are so pretty!


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