13 Aug 2014

Backgrounds with Embossing Paste - MIM

Good morning - this week's Papertrey Ink Make it Monday challenge is to create a background using embossing paste.

Laura's first video is a great one and she showed us how to colour the embossing paste and also to make your own stencils.

I only have 3 reinkers - Pure Poppy, Raspberry Fizz and Hibiscus Burst so that is what I used to mix with my embossing paste. - how many more times can I say "embossing paste"?

Using the Cover Plate Circles Die, I diecut two and glued them together to make my stencil.

After mixing in my reinkers with the embossing paste - yep, I added the different colours to the stencil in an ombre fashion, removed the stencil - went to the dentist and waited for it to dry. - No cavities by the way :)

It makes a very cool and textured background - not so bad!

My sentiment, which is stamped onto a die cut using the Double Ended Banner die, is from the Healing Touch stamp set and of course those gorgeous butterflies just make it perfect!


  1. Beautiful card - love it!!!

  2. The texture looks so fun! And the colors blend so pretty.

  3. This is so pretty. You and I were on the same wave length, except I used the Quatrefoil and Life is Beautiful.

  4. Anonymous19:39

    Hey Bonnie!! I have to get this circle cover plate. You did a great job on this technique! I love the butterfly on top of the paste. Nicely done.

  5. Super sweet card.
    the colors have a good flow

  6. Love these colors and the ombre look. This butterfly is the perfect finishing touch! Great card, Bonnie!

  7. Love how this turned out- and yay for no cavities ;)

  8. wow! this looks so fabulous!!! love your color combo so much!


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