No Bones About It, Embossing Paste is Grrreat!
Embossing paste is fun for the whole family, especially when combined with the No Bones About It stamp set!
Family Art Time
Stamp Witch Junior is only three years old, but he already likes stamping and card making. He has some of his own stamps and Stampin’ Spot ink pads and knows how to use them (with supervision, or course). I figured it might make a good project to try embossing paste.
I set up a little station for each of us, with some scrap paper down to protect our table, and black construction paper and a palette knife for each of us. I let SW Jr choose the colors and he helped me count out the drops of ink to add to the embossing paste and helped me mix it up.
We each used a different stencil from Pattern Party decorative Masks (taped down to hold them still) and spread on our embossing paste. I even let him sprinkle some glitter on top. That seemed to be his favorite part.
It was a bit of a production, with lots of steps for a small boy, but he was very patient and followed all the directions. When we were all done I gathered up all our supplies to go clean them off and asked, “What did you think?”
He considered very carefully, then answered, “Hmm. Kind of boring.”
Stamping friends, at least he is honest about his opinions.
My opinion is that embossing paste is awesome. Don’t listen to the tiny boy behind the curtain! And don’t be afraid to try embossing for yourself! While it is perfectly possible you might make a small mess, it is really difficult to get it “wrong” so even kids can use it with some guidance!
A Card for Kids
Since I had this embossing paste background ready to go, in a mixture of colors I maybe wouldn’t have otherwise chosen, I thought I would make a bright and cheerful card for kids.
What better stamp set to reach for than No Bones About It? This was my first stamp set and I reach for it all the time. These fun dinosaurs come in solid and skeletal versions for a variety of potentially layered looks.
- First, create an embossing paste background. Spread embossing paste colored with Tempting Turquoise and Real Red reinkers over Basic Black cardstock using a Pattern Party Decorative Mask.
- If desired, sprinkle glitter over the embossing paste while it is still wet. Set it aside to dry.
- Next, cut and score a Daffodil Delight card base.
- Then, cut and score a Tempting Turquoise layer that is 1/8″ (0.3 cm) smaller than the card base.
- When the Basic Black embossing paste layer is dry, trim it to 1/4″ (0.6 cm) smaller than the card base. (A trimmer can still cut through embossing paste.)
- Unwind a Boxwood Wreath Embellishment. It’s a wire with leaves on it, so stretch it out a little.
- Position the leaves with a zig-zag of Old Olive Stitched Edge Ribbon and staple it in place in the center. Staples are really great at holding things in place without budging and there is no dry time.
- Punch out a Pretty Label Punch shape from Daffodil Delight cardstock and emboss it with the Pinewood Planks Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.
- Stamp a stegosaurus from No Bones About It in VersaMark ink on Real Red cardstock.
- Sprinkle white embossing paste onto the dinosaur, tap off any excess, then heat with a heat tool until the powder melts.
- Fussy cut out the stegosaurus, then adhere her and the Pretty Label shape using dimensionals. This should cover up that staple we used for the ribbon.
- Finally, adhere the layers together.
Cardstock: Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise, Basic Black, Real Red (c) Stampin’ Up!
Ink: VersaMark, Tempting Turquoise Reinker, Real Red Reinker (c) Stampin’ Up!
Stamps: No Bones About It (c) Stampin’ Up!
Punch: Pretty Label Punch (c) Stampin’ Up!
Other: Pattern Party Decorative Masks, Palette Knives, Embossing Paste, Pinewood Planks Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Old Olive Ribbon, Boxwood Wreath Embellishments (c) Stampin’ Up!
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