Sunday, August 17, 2014

Embossing Paste 3

This is my third attempt at using embossing paste.  I used a Die Namics die to make the stencil and  PTI  phrase play for the sentiment. The dogwood is a die from Susan's Garden. For this card, I tried something different.   I saw someone on You Tube use patching compound  instead of embossing paste so while I was making a mess I thought I would give it a try.  It is a bit thicker and not as smooth as the embossing paste but it took the color about the same.  The biggest difference was the drying time.  Even after drying all night it still had some moisture so I ended up using my heat gun.  I am not sure how it will hold up in comparison with the embossing paste but so far I have not seen any evidence of cracking.  It sure is a lot cheaper.  4oz of embossing paste cost me $9 while 16 oz of the DAP ElastoPatch was under $4.  You can see the video and challenge entries here

Embossing paste flower

Second attempt at using embossing paste.  Again I had some paste seep under my stencil. The flower is a Memory Box die and the ENJOY is one of PTI Phrase Play dies. You can see the video and the challenge here.

Embossing Paste Lotus Die

I ordered some embossing paste last week and it arrived on Friday just in time for the challenge at PTI to use embossing paste.   Then I had to decide what dies I would use to make a stencil.  Here I used the Spellbinders Lotus die. I needed to tape it more securely because I had some paste get get under my stencil. I used the happy from phrase play die and the birthday is from the matching stamp set. You can see the video and challenge at
 I will also enter it in the Masculine Birthday at the Mod Squad. Usually I use brown shades or blacks and greys for masculine cards, but I decided men like color too.