Embossing Paste Makes a Comeback

It seems like everything old is new again this year. Embossing paste, stencils, and even shaker cards are showing up everywhere. Having sold my embossing paste several years ago, I bought just one jar and decided to give it a try. It’s not as involved as I remembered it to be, actually. I will be using it a lot more often.

This card was inspired by this beautiful one on Nichol Magouirk’s blog. I didn’t get quite as fancy with mine, but I am totally happy with the way it turned out. After the first one was easier than I anticipated, I thought I’d make several more. These dies don’t cut all the way through at the bottom, they are designed that way. So I die cut enough to make 3 more cards and set them aside…ahem…to be trimmed out later. Aside…in the tray of water I had put there for washing the stencil. Ugh! Note to self…do not leave a tray of water for the stencil next to your workspace.


I sprinkled on a little ultra fine glitter while the paste was still wet for just a tiny bit of sparkle. The houses were colored with Distress Ink - Peacock Feathers, Wild Honey, and Picked Raspberry. Peeled Paint was used on the trees. The Merry in the sentiment was done using Lawn Fawn Violet’s ABCs. The letters are cut so well that it’s easy to line them up on the acrylic block and get the spacing perfect.


Since I already had the paste and stencil out, I though why not make a few more panels, then figure out what to do with them. The stencil is from Simon Says Stamp, by the way. It’s called Falling Snow.

Lawn Fawn stamps & dies -


The same Simon Says Stamp dies from the first card and the sentiment is an old one from Papertrey Ink. The snowy hills were made with Lawn Fawn dies, and the stitched circle is one on of the new Simon Says Stamp dies.


Stay tuned for a few more Christmas cards soon.


  1. Beautiful cards, Jackie! Love that you're enjoying stencils and paste! Love how creativly you used the different dies together!

    You should add these to the Simon Says Stamp Flickr group and check out the discussion threads too - fun contest and challenge there. Merry Christmas to you! :)

  2. Another collection of beauties! My snowy scene card from you is prominently displayed and has received numerous comments from visitors. All well deserved!

  3. All gorgeous! I do like that Falling Snow stencil - so easy to use with such great results.

    PS: thankfully my desk is too small to hold a tray of water, so I have to run to the bathroom to wash things. Otherwise, I'd do exactly what you did, maybe even more than once.


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