Monday, July 24, 2017

Stampin' Up! This Little Piggy Card Using Embossing Paste With Embossing Powder

Hello, sweet Peaches and happy Monday! I had such a memorable weekend celebrating my mom's 60th birthday. We went to Pacifica Beach in California. It's one of my mom's favorite beaches, so my siblings and I drove the 2 1/2 hour drive to surprise her. It was so great because she had no clue and was completely shocked. In fact, it was pretty funny because my sister walked right up to her and she still didn't know what was going on until we all jumped up and yelled "Surprise!" The weather couldn't have been better. We played bocce ball, BBQed tri-tip, and our kiddos played in the sand and searched for sand crabs, while trying to run away from the waves. It was such a blast and I know she'll always remember this special day. I'm going to include a few pictures down below.

Well, onto today's project. I had quite a few girls on my team that were curious as to whether or not embossing powder could be used with the brand new embossing paste, so I experimented. I actually wasn't completely sure of what to expect for the outcome but I had some suspicions. In the past, to speed up drying time, I would use my heat tool. I found that if you let your heat tool get good and hot (about 30 seconds) and sporadically expose your paste to the heat in short bursts, you can dry it faster. However, if you expose it too long, it will bubble and crack. So I kept this in mind for my project using the powder and paste.

First, I watercolored my background in Tempting Turquoise with my aqua painter. After that I dried, I wanted puffy clouds for my background, so I used the cloud stencil and spread my embossing paste.  I wanted it to be a bit thicker because I was going for a "puffier" cloud look, so I applied it thickly over the stencil. Then I took my white embossing powder, mixed it with some Dazzling Diamonds glitter, and quickly added it to the paste. This is important because if the paste dries before you add the powder, it will not stick and emboss properly.

The next step was to dry it with my heat tool. I applied the same knowledge that I learned from hearing the paste on it own to how I used the powder with the heat tool. I was careful to not over heat it but I did want the paste to bubble a bit since I wanted my clouds to be puffy, so I used the heat tool just until it began to bubble. Then I pulled it away and it creates a really fun effect. I've included a close up of the clouds below so you can get an idea of the dimension that was created. I just love the paste and look forward to finding even more great and creative ways to use it. Thanks for stopping by and see you next post!

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  1. Wow what a super cute card and great tips on mixing embossing powder and the embossing paste to achieve a puffier sparkly cloud. Going to try this.

    1. Thank you Penny! You should definitely try it! It's such a neat look! Thanks for stopping by! 😊

  2. Did you just sprinkle the embossing powder on the paste, and pour the excess away like when you use Versamark? Or do you have to pat it on the embossing paste?
    Is it always going to bubble up like your clouds? Or can you get the embossing powder to glisten without it bubbling up?

    1. Hello! Yes, I just pour the powder right over the paste and then tap off the rest. I didn't need to pat it into the paste so long as I applied it right away. As far as puffing up, it seems to always bubble after being exposed to your heat tool for a certain amount of time. If you don't want it to puff up, do short quick spurts of heat until it dries and don't heat for too long. I hope that helps. 😊


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