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Gradient Embossing Paste Technique

Gradient Embossing Paste Technique

Welcome! Today I’m honored to be a guest designer on Brian King’s blog I joined Brian’s Stampin’ Up! team two years ago and I’ve been having so much fun since.

While Brian is away enjoying a well-deserved trip to Thailand with Stampin’ Up! I’ve decided to share a Thai-inspired color combination using Embossing Paste. My favorite part of this paste is the great texture you can add to any card; but more than that, you can also color it easily using Classic Stampin’ Ink refills.

Here’s how to make this gradient embossing paste design:

Embossing Paste

Scoop out three dollops of embossing paste. I used a sheet of parchment paper so I can have plenty of space to spread my mess.

Make Embossing Paste in Any Color

Add drops of your favorite Classic Stampin’ refill inks. I used two drops each of Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie and Rich Razzleberry.

How to Color Embossing Paste

Mix to colorize the embossing paste.

Gradient Embossing Paste

Place a stencil over your pre-cut cardstock and spread the paste. Don’t worry if colors touch. A little blending is desired here.

Embossing Paste Over a Stencil

Scrape off the excess paste and remove the stencil. Allow to dry.

Stenciled Embossing Paste

Once the paste dried—which only takes a few minutes—I mounted the design to a piece of Basic Black cardstock and that onto So Saffron. I heat embossed a sentiment from the Hello Friend stamp set with White Stampin’ Emboss powder and glued the sentiment on top.

I hope you enjoyed the card today. If you did, please leave a comment below. Remember to visit Brian’s blog and see all the fun projects his guests have been sharing.


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  • Reply Cindie McDuffee

    Love this!

    July 15, 2017 at 4:46 pm
  • Reply mggleeson

    Shawn, love the color combination. I have not yet added color and you have inspired me to try it this weekend.

    July 15, 2017 at 7:16 am
  • Reply Mona Porter

    I really love your vibrant color choices!

    July 15, 2017 at 1:30 am
  • Reply Miss Hammie's Crafts

    Love this card, thanks so much for the how to.

    July 14, 2017 at 11:08 pm
  • Reply Barbara Longenbarger

    Clever and oh, so neat! thank you for sharing with us!

    July 14, 2017 at 4:21 pm
  • Reply Lisa S

    Stunning. Great heading picture – really draws the viewer in! Wonderful color combo and great project!

    July 14, 2017 at 4:05 pm
  • Reply Dianne's Cards

    Love all the things you can do with the Embossing Paste. this is a great one! Thanks.

    July 14, 2017 at 2:21 pm
  • Reply createwithcheryl

    Pretty card, Shawn! I’ll give it a try!

    July 14, 2017 at 1:00 pm
  • Reply Donna Kish

    This is beautiful! I can’t wait to try mixing some colors this weekend. I already know I love the embossing paste so I know I’ll love how this turns out as well.

    Thank you for sharing!

    July 14, 2017 at 12:19 pm
  • Reply Mary Ann Horbinski

    Great looking card. Will have to try this technique.

    July 14, 2017 at 11:01 am
  • Reply Wendie Waldman

    Beautiful colors and pics. Looks good enough to eat!

    July 14, 2017 at 9:34 am
  • Reply Julie DiMatteo

    Oh how I love this card, Shawn! This may just make me open that tub of embossing paste and finally try it out!

    July 14, 2017 at 7:56 am
  • Reply Jennifer Spiller

    Shawn- I love this card so much!!! The embossing paste is such a wow!!!

    July 14, 2017 at 7:47 am
  • Reply Tanya

    Wow! That’s an awesome card! Thanks for sharing the technique behind it!

    July 14, 2017 at 6:21 am
  • Reply Katrina

    Excellent job Shawn, love the blended colors with the embossing paste!

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  • Reply Terri Esham

    Very pretty card. I love the colors you used. Thanks for sharing.

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