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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

{Spotlight Project} Vicki Plays with Stamps and Embossing Paste

Hi, all! It's Vicki here today showing you how to easily color embossing paste.

Here is the finished card:

To make this card, you will need the following products:

Stamps: Trendy Leaves, Holiday Sketches: Christmas Candles
Inks: Memento Bamboo Leaves, Memento New Sprout, Ranger Archival Jet Black
Misc.: stencil, embossing paste, spatula, glitter, craft work sheet

Stamp the leaf background

To color embossing paste, smear colored ink on craft sheet. (Sorry, the ink is a light color so it barely shows in the photo.)

Take a small amount of embossing paste and mix it with the ink with a spatula.

Tape the stencil over the card panel, and with the spatula, spread the paste over the stencil.

Remove the stencil and sprinkle on glitter while the paste is still wet.

Let panel dry and adhere onto card base with pop up dots.

Using any color ink is a way to save money from buying colored embossing paste. You can even use silver, gold, or black ink! I love saving money with this fabulous hobby :)

See ya next month!

Stamps Vicki used in today's project:


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  1. I love this card! It's so beautifully textured and that coloring tip is a great one!

  2. Beautiful card. I love the added texture from the paste.

  3. What a great technique, Vicki! I love cards with sparkle!

  4. What a great technique. Love the sparkle. Hugz

  5. Awesome card, I really like the idea of glitter sprinkle!

  6. What a festive holiday card! Love the technique. The glitter really adds a shine!

  7. herzlichen Dank für den tipp, ich liebe es auch wenn ich Geld sparen kann - das Hobby an sich ist ja wirklich schon teuer genug *lol
    Deine Karte ist wunderschön !!!
    CU hellerlittle

  8. Stunning! Love the addition of the subtle yet glittery stripes.

  9. super pretty Vicki and love the technique!

  10. WOW, the glittery embossing stripes look great, Vicki!! Love the bright red candles against the lovely bg!!! Thanks for the great tip!!!

  11. Vicki, thanks for sharing how to color your EP. I was so excited I had to try it. I have never worked with EP but just found a recipe to make some so the ingredients were flying! I colored it and it worked fantastic. I cannot wait to try a project with EP and glitter!

  12. Awesome technique, Vicki! I'm going to give it a try!

  13. It looks great. I have to try this. I love your card and the glitter.

  14. Love how you added the texture over the leaves and love this bright red candles perfect match with glittery work! I will definitely try this!

  15. Gorgeous card and great technique. Love the sparkle.
    isoscia at aol dot com

  16. Beautiful card! The glitter and texture paste really makes the candle "glow"!

  17. What a great tutorial! Thank you for the tip on coloring embossing paste.

  18. Love the technique too Vicki..love the idea of colored embossing paste...I have the same stencil..must give it a try..thanks for the inspiration..hugs

  19. Wow, Fantastic card! Love the colors, the stamps and the glitter!


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