How to Custom Color Embossing Paste

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When you learn how to custom color embossing paste and how incredibly easy it is, you will use it all the time!

Today’s drop dead gorgeous card from Carol not only shows how to custom color embossing paste but also shows off how the simplest use of monochromatic colors can add the most beautiful pop to a super CAS project. Carol says “CAS does not necessarily mean plain. This card has beautiful textural details but staying more neutral with the background sentiment allows the eye to be drawn in to the focal point.”

Let’s get the steps in Carol’s own words.

  • First, let’s create the embossing paste background first to allow for drying time.
  • Place the Repeating Bricks Stencil over an A2 sized piece of white card stock.
  • PRO TIP: Using a temporary spray adhesive, like Pixie Spray, is great for keeping the stencil from moving around on the card panel.
  • Place a couple of scoops of white embossing paste onto your craft mat with a palette tool.
  • Squeeze out one drop of Color Fuse Mocha re-inker next to the embossing paste. (Color Fuse #3)
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  • Mix the ink into the embossing paste with the palette knife until thoroughly blended.
  • Spread the texture paste through the stencil onto the card stock.
  • This time I didn’t completely smooth out the embossing paste which will add even more textural interest!
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  • As spread the embossing paste, I added additional texture into it with the palette knife.
  • When you are finished, remove the stencil and go wash it and all of your tools thoroughly. If you do not, it will be a sad day, because the paste is next to impossible to remove once dry!! Haha!
  • Let work on the feature element while the embossed piece dries.
  • Die cut the Open Greenery #1 Die three times from white card stock
  • Use the ink blending tool of your choice to color the pieces with Beachside, Whisper, and Dreamer Color Fuse Inks from Set #9.
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  • Now it’s time to assemble the card elements.
  • Trim the dry embossed panel to 3-½” x 4-¾”.
  • Add thin foam tape to an A2 card base.
  • Layer the Open Greenery piece with glue. I added glue only to the bottom of each piece as I layered them slightly offset. I also added a few dots of glue near the middle center of each piece.
  • This creates another bit of dimensional interest by leaving most of the die cuts free of glue.
  • Use liquid glue to adhere the Greenery piece to the center of the Brick embossed panel.
  • Stamp the sentiment from the Short Phrases #1 in Pecan Color Fuse Ink from Set #3.
  • Hint: Make the sentiment more harmonious with your card by stamping the sentiment in a coordinating ink, rather than the typical black.
  • Trim into a strip and hand cut fish tail ends, if desired.
  • Add foam tape pieces just near the ends of the sentiment strip and adhere to the card.
  • Add two coordinating pearls to the top layer of the Open Greenery die.
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Rubbernecker here – is this not so spectacular? And SO easy! If you are as attracted to the idea of making this card as we are, here’s what you will want to pull out or put in your cart:

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So were we right? Now that you know how to custom color embossing paste are you starting to look at all your stencils wondering what colors would make the designs really pop? We sure are!

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