Monday, July 14, 2014

Just A Note To Say….by Fran


I tried a new technique (for me) on my card.  I’ve been wanting to use embossing paste for a while now and thought this was as good as time as any.  I used a stencil called Garden Whimsy Branch by Memory Box.  And the embossing paste is by Studio 490. 



Details:  All papers used are from my stash.  I used water color paper for my embossed background.  Once the embossing paste dried I colored the leaves using Distress Ink Pad in Mowed Lawn (my favorite green color).  In between the card base and the embossing layer is a layer of green card stock that matched the mowed lawn.  I wrapped a vellum band around the card and placed a label created on my Silhouette using the Print and Cut feature.  Inside I stenciled a smaller branch in mowed lawn and used the silhouette to cut out the sentiment “Hello”.

I thought it would be hard using embossing paste but it only took me two tries to get the look I wanted.  I plan to use this technique more often.

Pull out your stencils and embossing paste and have some fun with it.  So what if you don’t get it the first time.  You know it takes practice to do a new technique.  Once you get the look you are after then the rest is easy.  And I would love if you share your embossing paste technique with the Cutters Creek Online Group.


Items used to create my card:


Summer Seasonal Distress Ink Pads

Card Stock

Dimensional Adhesive


If there are any products I used that are not currently sold on the Cutters Creek Online Store you can contact Kim Bush to see if she can special order it for you.




  1. Fran your card is beautiful. I love it.Can't quite picture in my mind how you used the embossing paste or where. But I love the colors you used. It is such a soothing card.

  2. Great job, Fran... can't believe it's your first time using the embossing paste. Definitely a fun technique! I love how it turned out!

  3. Hi Fran, I'm glad I took a second look. I was so proud of myself because I used my phone for the first time to leave a comment right after you posted last night and now looking at your wonderful and beautiful project, I realize my comment didn't post. I can do so much on a computer but I am so cell phone challenged. Love the card and what you did. I need to watch some videos on using embossing paste now.


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