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Hello and welcome to my blog. I'm an independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator in the UK and love sharing my passion for paper crafting and Stampin' Up! products. Thank you for visiting I hope to see you again soon. Zoe x

Friday, 30 August 2019

How to use embossing paste inspiration - Totally Technqiues Design Team Blog Hop

I've a mixed media card this month for the Totally Techniques blog hop with a few techniques, however our theme is to share ideas on using embossing paste as challenged by Satomi our Japanese demo.  

You may not be aware but we have two different embossing pastes. There is straight forward white and then shimmery white. You can find them on page 181 of the current annual catalogue. 
I used mine to add some texture to the seascape that I created by first using a soft sponge brayer to add Mint Macaron and Balmy Blue ink to create a back ground.  I also used the brayer over a fruit stringy bag from the supermarket to create even more depth to the watery scene.  I also stamped with second and third generation ink the subtle sentiment of 'Time for a new adventure' from Itty Bitty Greetings in different directions across the piece in Night of Navy and some Dandelion seeds from Dandelion Wishes and some bubbles from Sailing Home stamp set.  I also added silver heat embossed bubbles to the matt layer of Night of Navy cardstock.

Next I added the circles of embossing paste using a homemade stencil made with vellum and various circle punches.  I mixed some of the shimmery white paste with a little retired silver, but later added more circles with just shimmery white.  

Using the Smooth Sailing dies I created another stencil to sponge on seaweed in Pretty Peacock, and Shaded Spruce  at the base of the sea scene and also added some die cut vellum seaweed which I left 'clean' or coloured on the reverse with Pretty Peacock Stampin' Blend or added some clear wink of Stella.  Vellum was also used to create a further matt layer which was embossed with the Corrugated embossing folder.  Some pearls coloured with Stampin' Blends were added for a pebbly seabed. 
The fish was created using the Faux Metal technique and the stamp is from Best Catch stamp set which is just perfect for the fishermen in your life.  
To finish my design I added two ribbon loops to hang the design from a die cut strip of card using again the Smooth Sailing dies.  It gives the effect of a tapestry/picture being suspended from a hanging rail.

Lots going on but the simple addition of embossing paste as depth and texture and is so easily done. I hope you'll visit everyone else on the hop and have a go with these fun pots of paste.  
Play with ink to create a watery scene using Best Catch, Sailing Home and Well Said

Now please do visit the other talented ladies around the globe to enjoy all our embossing paste tips.  

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy crafting
Zoe x

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Kelly Acheson said...

WOW! Your card is incredible!!!! Love the texture!

Lynsay said...

That's in amazing card! I love how you created the water texture with both the veggie bag and the bubbles with the embossing paste. Beautiful!

Nadine said...

Oh wow. There is a lot to discover. So many pretty details. Thanks for sharing!

Annette Elias-de Kijkkast said...

Well, you know I love this Zoe! So nice to use the products in new ways! And on top of that your card is amazingly beautiful! I love all the details!

stampingshanni said...

Oh my goodness! Love everything about this card. Such a clever use of embossing paste and I adore all of the textures. So much inspiration!