Dragonfly Dreams

Hello Stampin’ Friends!  It’s been a busy couple of days around here as I try to prepare for a 50th Wedding Anniversary for my parents! Lots of things to do before next weekend! But in between all of the party planning, I have been doing a bit of crafting! In particular, I just can’t seem to put down the new embossing paste!  I am absolutely hooked! As soon as I saw this new product, my mind immediately went to the dragonfly. I knew it would look amazing with a brick wall textured background. And it does!

You might have also noticed that I did a bit of sponging in the background of the brick wall.  The sponging really highlighted the brick wall and gives it a bit of a worn or vintage style look. The embossing paste is super simple to use. There are a variety of different decorative mask, stencils and even detailed thinlit patterns that you can use to create some fun textured backgrounds for your projects.  I really love that the embossing paste dries quickly too….within minutes!

You will love the realistic texture and look you get with the embossing paste. For this particular card, I simply spread the embossing paste on an angle across the decorative mask, sponged it with a bit of soft suede ink and embellished the center of the brick wall with a fun sprays of greens and the dragonfly.  I highly encourage you to check out this fun new product! Get creative with it!

 

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Decorative Mask Embossing

Now you can have the look of embossing without the use of heat or a machine! I couldn’t believe it myself! Well, the new embossing paste from Stampin’ Up! allows you to add fun textures to your projects just by spreading the paste over various decorative masks, templates or stencils!  It’s a great way to add depth and dimension to any project.  Plus you can change the color of the paste simply by adding a drop or two of ink!  My first thought when I saw this paste was how easy it would be to add large textured designs to scrapbook pages now…like this design!  Although it doesn’t all fit on the card, the entire design would fit perfectly on a scrapbook page.

For this particular project, I decided to use the medallion decorative mask to create a fun background for my card.  To use the embossing paste, simply scoop out a little bit of the paste with one of the palette knives and place it on a silicone mat. Silicone mats are perfect for this because it makes clean up easy! The paste is white so you can use it as is or you can add a drop or two of ink to the paste to add color to your textured design. I added a drop of calypso coral ink to mine. Lay the decorative mask over your project and spread the paste across the decorative mask. Once you have the desired look, remove the decorative mask and let dry. The paste dries within minutes so be sure to clean off the decorative mask, knives and mat under warm water.

Then just decorate your project as desired!  It’s easy to use and a lot of fun!  I see so many possibilities with the embossing paste. You can even create your own templates but cutting out fun designs with some of those detailed thinlits you have on hand.  Get creative with it! Enjoy!

 

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