Thank You and Say Cheese!

I made this card for my bff in the hopes that I could convince her to use embossing paste! It’s so fun!


For some reason, I ended up doing a camera theme for all these cards! Totally not planned.  So for the chevron background I colored the embossing paste with distress inks and carefully applied it to the stencil.


I love how the embossing paste gives the card such beautiful dimension! Then I sprinkled on some clear glitter and allowed it to dry for about 30 to 40 minutes. The camera and sentiment are from the Silhouette store and the mini Polaroid is from Papertrey Ink.   For the sentiment, I did the same technique where I added layers of clear embossing paste to make it nice and shiny.


For the final touches, I added a little wink of stella to the camera and enamels dots in silver and white! Embossing paste – you rock!


Chickies in Glitter!

Must have been the Saving Mr. Banks movie that I watched which gave me a Mary Poppins inspiration for this card…


As you can see, I am still crazy about the embossing paste and glitter combo.  It looks so beautiful in real life!


For some finishing touches I sprayed the clouds with a glitter mist and gave the chickies nose a little glossy accents.


I love this stamp set Thanks for stopping by!

Embossing Paste – I found you! (Sorta)

So of course, I could not resist the stencil and embossing paste craze that has hit the stamping world!

Modeling Paste

But for the life of me, I could not find embossing paste in any of my local craft stores! (I drove to three different cities and still no luck!)  Finally, I read that modeling paste could be used as an alternative. So I got this at my local Michaels store for $6 (with a coupon!)


So far, I have experimented with adding distress inks to color the modeling paste which is super cool!  The drying time for a thin layer is about 20 minutes and anything thicker is about 30 to 45 minutes.  I was hoping it would dry to white opaque-ish color but it’s not quite there.  I am still really curious to try the Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste (hesitation is whether $15-including shipping- is worth it).


Anyone have any experience with these pastes? Would love to hear your thoughts!