Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Modeling Paste Card

Today's card marks something totally new for me. I have been seeing beautiful cards made with different brands of embossing paste and stencils. I finally got some modeling paste from Michael's - made by Artist Loft (Michael's house brand). I decided to give it a try because it's a lot less expensive than the other brands around.  It comes in a tube rather than a jar. Also, it's off white rather than white. But I decided to give it a try anyway.

I was really happy with the results. I didn't get it totally even, but I think that adds to the charm. I layered two die cut flowers and added some hand cut leaves. I popped a sequin onto the flower and a placed a bit of glitter glue in the sequin's center. Then I stamped and heat embossed the Hero Arts sentiment on vellum - stamping on vellum is also new for me. I will come back later and enter some challenges.

Edited to enter these challenges:  Stamplorations August Challenge - Stamps/Die Cuts; PDE Linky Party #17 - Metal Dies or Punches; and The Cutting Edge #8 - I was inspired by the white background and flowers on Kay's card.


  1. Wow Sheila, I think you did a fabulous job with the embossing past! To me you got it pretty darn smooth and I really like that you did it on color paper. I've so got to try this out for myself. Awesome and beautiful card my friend. Hugs, Brenda

  2. Thank you for Linking Up at PDE Linky Party.
    Your project is featured in our album on our Facebook Page today and linked to your blog!
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  3. Wow, Sheila...for a first time with embossing paste...amazing!! I didn't know Micheal's had paste...have to check it out! Your stencil and flower are lovely...your card is LOVELY!! Thanks so much for being a part of our challenge and sharing your creativity at The Cutting Edge:)!!

  4. I think you've done a fabulous job with this technique. I keep trying, but I find it a difficult technique to master. Either I get the paste too thick or not thick enough, or the stencil slips as I lift it. Yours turned out beautifully and the flower & vellum were such lovely additions. Yay for you at trying yet again on something different. Your craft growth is gaining by leaps & bounds, and each effort you've done, you've done so well. This is a lovely, lovely card! TFS & hugs. (and in the picture your embossing paste looked pretty white to me!) You can tint them too with paints or reinkers...or things of that sort. Or add glitter. (if it works properly!!! LOL)

  5. Wow! That looks amazing!! How creative of you. I love it!!


  6. Your card is so pretty! I love your stamped sentiment on the vellum! Thanks so much for playing along with the Cutting Edge Challenge!

  7. Awesome stenciling! Great use of vellum too~

  8. Simply Beautiful! Love the soft vellum and flowers. Thanks for joining us at STAMPlorations this month. Good Luck! Monika DT

  9. Such a lovely card! You did a fabulous job with the embossing paste, especially for your first time!! :)
    Thanks so much for joining us at the PDE Linky Party.
    ~ DT Lori

  10. Good for you Sheila - stepping out of the box with your techniques worked out beautifully! I love the sentiment on the vellum!


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