So, earlier this week I told you that I would share a tutorial of one of my favorite backgrounds. Well, once I made one card, I couldn’t stop. So, here is a step-by-step look at the way I made the first of the three of my embossing paste backgrounds. As a way to make the post not novel length, I am going to break up the tutorial into three separate posts.
I do have to warn you that since my video making area is not quite set up just yet, there are A LOT of pictures!
To get started I cut the first card base: at 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.
For this card I used plain white embossing paste, a 6×6 stencil and some fine iridescent glitter.
First, I used some washi tape to secure my card to my craft mat. I also wanted a blank space near the bottom of the card to later add a sentiment, so I placed more washi to that area.
Next, I covered the top of the card base (which will end up being the back of the card) so the embossing paste wouldn’t get on the back.
I then secured the stencil with more washi tape.
Just using the embossing paste straight from the jar, I spread it across the stencil, somewhat like you are frosting a cookie, making sure to pick up any excess as I went.
I was not super careful to fill all of the holes completely.
While the paste is still wet, I sprinkle the card top with the glitter and then shook of the extra. Make sure to wipe the stencil and palette knife as quickly as possible. Once the paste dries, which it does fairly quickly, it is a bugger to remove, if even at all.
Here is the finished product:
And, a close up:
Well, that is it for today’s card. I hope to see you back on Monday for the next one!!
Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste
Simon Says Stamp Falling Snow stencil
Simon Says Stamp Congratulations stamp set
Maya Road Maya Glitter in Iridescent
Simon Says Stamp Soft Navy ink pad