One of Stampin’ UP!’s new product line is Embossing Paste. I was a little skeptical at first after seeing the many cute designs that other demonstrators and crafters were posting on Pinterest, but the other day I tried it. Wow! It brought back many memories of playing in the dirt and adding water to make adobe-like houses for the toy soldiers we were playing with at the time.
However, this paste is a lot easier since the consistency is already made for you. It comes in a 4 fl oz jar and it is a white. One thing you must remember is that after you have removed about a half of a teaspoon, you must put the lid back on and tighten it; otherwise, the consistency will start to dry.
Before you get started, you should have a container of warm soapy water large enough to put the decorative mask, knives, and the silicone mat inside after each use. Each person should start the process from the beginning — do not share the paste.
There are three knives that you purchase to use with the paste. One knife looks like a regular knife, the second knife has a diamond shape head, and the third knife is a wider than the diamond shaped head. That is the knife I used. You should try them all out and see which feels better for you.
I used the Stampin’ UP! Silicone Mat as my pallet. Added a little of the paste to the mat and then added one drop of Cajun Cruze Ink Refill. Mixed up the paste and ink until there was no more white showing. Spread the mixture onto the Decorative Mask. Once done, I removed the paper and set it aside. There was enough paste to make two more backgrounds.
While letting those dry, I completed the flowers and die cut the pieces for the bouquet. There are many greetings in the Beautiful Bouquet Stamp Set that will enhance your card for any occasion.