Quick Crafting Tip & Final Day Birthday Giveaway

 Today's the final day to enter my birthday giveaway.

Birthday it's my birthday

I will select a random winner to choose ANY TWO (2) Project PDF Tutorials from my library for free! My Project PDF Tutorials include multiple pictures, step-by-step instructions, cutting dimensions and a complete supply list.  

Here's how to enter:

  • Leave me a comment telling me which stamp set or bundle in the current annual catalog is your favorite and why.
  • Comments/entries must be received no later than Thursday, July 27th at 11:59pm EST.
  • Be sure to check back here on Friday, July 28th when the winner will be posted.  If you're been randomly selected, you have until Monday, July 31st to email me to tell me which TWO free PDF Tutorials you would like.
  • There are over 40 Project PDF Tutorials to choose from.  The selections can be found HERE.  
  • Everyone is eligible, whether you live in the U.S. or not.

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Today is week 3 in my series on Embossing Paste.   Did you miss the first two weeks?

  • Click HERE to view the Embossing Paste 101 Quick Tip video
  • Click HERE to view the Embossing Paste Coloring Quick Tip video
  • Click HERE to learn how to make your own stencil/mask

This week I will be teaching you how to add color to the cardstock before the Embossing Paste is applied. The white texture paste is slightly opaque which allows hues of the ink to show through.  The result is a stunning background!

During this series, I'm not only demonstrating tips on the Embossing Paste but I am also providing a completed card sample. Don't forget to scroll down to see it, along with the supplies I've used.  

Isn't that background stunning? Learn the Embossing Paste overlay technique. Stampin’ Up!, card, paper, craft, scrapbook, rubber stamp, hobby, how to, DIY, handmade, Live with Lisa, Lisa’s Stamp Studio, Lisa Curcio, www.lisasstampstudio.com

Using a sponge you will apply ink with random color to the Whisper White cardstock base. This one measures 4" x 5 1/4".  I added an extra layer of white cardstock measuring 4 1/8" x 5 3/8" behind it before adding it to the card base measuring 5 1/2" x 8 1/2".  

Don't miss the speckle technique I used on the background to give it that extra texture. 

Isn't that background stunning? Learn the Embossing Paste overlay technique. Stampin’ Up!, card, paper, craft, scrapbook, rubber stamp, hobby, how to, DIY, handmade, Live with Lisa, Lisa’s Stamp Studio, Lisa Curcio, www.lisasstampstudio.com

Lay the mask/stencil over the sponged cardstock and apply the Embossing Paste.  Be sure to allow the paste to dry.  Thicker applications will require longer drying time.

Isn't that background stunning? Learn the Embossing Paste overlay technique. Stampin’ Up!, card, paper, craft, scrapbook, rubber stamp, hobby, how to, DIY, handmade, Live with Lisa, Lisa’s Stamp Studio, Lisa Curcio, www.lisasstampstudio.com

I die cut the word "sunshine" from the Sunshine Wishes Framelits and adhered it to the card base using Mini Dimensionals which I trimmed smaller to fit.

Isn't that background stunning? Learn the Embossing Paste overlay technique. Stampin’ Up!, card, paper, craft, scrapbook, rubber stamp, hobby, how to, DIY, handmade, Live with Lisa, Lisa’s Stamp Studio, Lisa Curcio, www.lisasstampstudio.com

Pearls were colored with a pastel Sharpie marker.  

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13 Comments

  1. Julie T.

    My fab right now is the Coffee Cafe. I have a ladies coffee group I belong to that these cards are perfect for. Love the cards you’ve designed using this set! Would love to get your tutorial.

  2. Anita Towns

    Happy birthday, Lisa! I really love this card and plan to do a workshop using the embossing paste technique!! Thanks for sharing your creative talent so freely….you have inspired and challenged me many times. My favourite set is the Eastern Palace. I’ve had so much fun playing with it!!

  3. Cindy Jo Milbrath

    I like this embossing technique the best, Lisa. I’ve not seen or used embossing paste yet and wonder how it holds up on a card after going through the mail–any experience with that yet?
    Hope your birthday was fantastic!
    cj

  4. Raewyn Lawrence

    Happy belated birthday Lisa. Hope you had a fabulous day!
    I love the current “Coffee Cafe” stamp set and bundle with the framelits and the DSP, also the die cut out tags. These products could be used for many different occasions like birthdays, friendships, teacher gifts, thank-you’s and many more.
    As everyone enjoys coffee regularly/daily whether it is hot or cold. It’s a good caffeine fix for most of us and also a good
    “Pick me Up” when you are feeling down. Really who doesn’t like coffee?
    I would like to win your PDF Tutorials, you are a great inspiration to many craft like minded people.
    Thank you.

  5. Kathy Bolam

    Thank you, Lisa! This technique is absolutely stunning and one I will definitely be creating. My favorite stamp set is Seaside Shore which works well for a man card.

  6. Kathy (cards_by_kp)

    Belated happy birthday, Lisa! Hope you had a wonderful celebration with your family.
    The Daisy Delight suite immediately caught my eye, but, as a breast cancer survivor, Ribbon of Courage with the coordinating Framelits is my favorite.
    Love your embossing paste videos.

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