Saturday, February 1, 2014

Stencilled Class - Day 4 - Card 1 (and only one)

A week later I have my card from the last day of classes at Stencilled complete. On day four they let you chose a technique from the course and make a card. I chose the texture paste with embossing powder. I really like this idea. Jennifer McGuire has an example on her blog of embossing on texture paste and I took her card as my starting off point.  This card is being entered in the Hero Arts Birthday Card - Anything Goes challenge

This time I let the texture paste dry over night (with the embossing powder on it) before embossing it. This version turns out really well. I also tried one where I embossed straight away (like on the star card - day 3). This time it didn't turn out as nice.

The texture paste bubbles up and the design is not as smooth. I also only have white texture paste so when the powder bubbles you can see the white underneath.  Here's a picture with both cards side by side so you can see the difference.

The one on the right is smoother as that is the one I left to dry before I heat embossed it.

BTW I kinda wish I used a white card base like Jennifer did, then my colours would look better.

I am entering the first card in the Hero Arts monthly challenge : Birthday Cards. The category I am entering is Anything Goes.  I have never entered their challenges before. The details are here.

Stencil (Prima), Texture Paste (Jo Sonya's), Embossing Powder (Zing), Stamps (Hero Arts, Other), Sequins (Papervine), Corner Rounder (KRMK), Cardstock (Bazill)


  1. These are so pretty! I've never tried texture paste before and love the effect you got :)

    Best crafty wishes!
    Staying Crafty

  2. Thanks Amber. I love using texture paste with my stencils. Using embossing powder was new to me though.

  3. You can mix in a little paint with your texture paste to colour it ... Or mists ...