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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Make It Monday #176: Backgrounds with Embossing Paste


-Create a project utilizing your take on the challenge. Your project must use at least one Papertrey product and embossing paste.

I LOVE embossing paste. I have been doing this technique for a while and I love the results I get. I just get lazy. You have to  mix the color in, quickly clean up your stencil (if you use a plastic one) and palette knife, wait for the paste to dry so you can use it for a card front... See, I get lazy :)

But Oh my goodness, look at Laura's card! How gorgeous???

I had been wanting to use turning a new leaf, so I did. I cut mine from a coaster. It leaked under the edge a bit, maybe it was too thick? 
Laura said Limeade Ice was her favorite color, so trying to be Teachers Pet, that is what I used.

My paste did not turn out to be a perfect match to Limeade Ice, but it is still a pretty color.
Maybe I used too much ink? Not sure how that works.
I added in Berry Sorbet, of course ;)

Simple card. I LOVE the texture. I love the pop of Berry Sorbet, too!

Thank you for looking at my blog!


  1. Love this! I think a little paste is better than a lot, as it really adds interest, as well as texture. The colours are terrific together!

  2. How fun is this! Love the leaf in the background!

  3. Love your pretty card! The leaf is a perfect image to try using the embossing paste. Very lovely!

  4. I love how strong your Limeade Ice leaf is! It's really stunning.

  5. Love that you turned the leaf image into a background! Beautiful coloring.

  6. I think its very nice :)
    I like the strong green.

  7. This is stunning, Susan! Love the elegant simplicity of the design and the bold colors! Beautiful!

  8. This is really beautiful! Love the contrasting color using Limeade Ice and Berry Sorbet.
    Great choice, making a stencil from TANL!