Thursday, December 3, 2015


Hi there, I really appreciate you stopping by today. There has been a lot of using embossing pastes and stenciling going on here - instead of Christmas cards! Will get to that in my next post (I hope!) I went up to my stamping room today and found myself knee deep in embossing paste again!

When I saw the new Birthday Queen Set 759 from Sparkle N Sprinkle, I had a  perfect background in my mind! I went to work with the Heidi Swapp Heart Stencil. I taped the stencil down on pink cardstock and applied Dreamweaver's Matte Black Embossing Paste.  I removed the stencil and cleaned it in soapy water.

When the paste was dry, I taped the stencil back on top and applied glue (from the Essential Glue Pad) with a dauber to the dried paste. Dreamweaver Metallic F/X Rose Berry Pearl Ex Powder was then applied to the sticky paste with a stencil brush.

Loved the velvety result!

The Birthday Queen from the new Birthday Queen Set 759 was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with some Copics and Spectrum Noir markers.

She was cut out using Spellbinders Floral Ovals and some Memento Angel Pink was sponged on to the background before I removed the die. I applied some added sparkle accents with the Sakura Glue Pen and some Bubblegum Glitter.

I stamped the sentiment in Versamark on white glossy cardstock and heat embossed with the new Rosa (EP462) embossing powder. The sentiment was then cut with Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Heart die and the edges were distressed with Versamark and a little more of the Rosa powder. Plum sheer ribbon was used to make my bow, which tied in nicely to the color of the hearts in the background.

The background piece was then layered to a piece of white cardstock which had the same distressed treatment as the sentiment heart. The image, sentiment and ribbon were then added with tape and dimensionals as shown to complete my card today.

Hope I've given you some inspiration to get out the Pearl Ex powders and some embossing paste!




  1. Yes the velvety hearts look lovely and so does your card :)

  2. Love this! Great background fit for a queen (or princess). You've definitely inspired me to get out my black paste and Pearl Ex!

  3. Awesome card again! I love the look of the embossing paste. Those hearts are so neat and I love the way you colored the image too! Embossing paste is something I have not acquired. I am trying to cut down on buying new things. So far I am not too successful! LOL

  4. How pretty! I just bought that set and am looking forward to playing with it. Lovely black stencil hearts and beautiful card, Shona! Hugs, de

  5. SQUEAL! I LOVE it, so girly and pretty. Love the texture.

  6. What a sweet girly card!! I love the front and I love the background with the haerts very much!!!

    Have a nice weekend

  7. Lovely card. Love how you colored the embossing paste!

  8. A delightful image and of course you've used it to perfection. I am admiring your bravery with the black paste - it looked wonderful against the sweet pink (I've got that color, but not dared to try it. I have enough struggles with white!). You did a splendid background, and it looks so feminine with this particular SnS image. Way to go!!! TFS & Hugs


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