Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Playing with embossing paste


     Hello friends!
     Today I have a little tutorial for you that I will be sharing over at Bella and Bronte's Clubhouse on FB.  It's super simple and probably something that you've seen a million times, but Mo has SOOOO many cute images with cakes and cupcakes on them that you could easily apply this technique to and spice up your card a bit.
     I'm starting with the adorable Cupcake Hamster and coloring him/her with Copics.


Copics Used:
hamster E31, E33, E35, E93, E95
cupcake Y11, Y21, YR21, YR23
cupcake liner BG000, BG01, BG02, BG05

Once I finished coloring my image I decided what color "icing" I wanted for my cupcake and grabbed some Worn Lipstick Distress ink, embossing paste, and a palette knife.


     I gave my Distress ink pad a good smoosh on my craft sheet and then added a scoop of embossing paste to it.  (This was a bigger scoop than was needed).


Begin working the ink and paste together until you get..............


     THIS!  Doesn't it look like the most delicious decadent icing!


     I applied most of it with the palette knife and then used a toothpick to get into the nooks and crannies.


     The image has sprinkles on it and I decided to add those with some dots of gold paint.  You could use beads (I couldn't find mine), sequins, pearls or whatever to decorate your cupcake or even just leave it plain.  I just love the added texture and how real it looks.


     And here's my finished card.  A CAS design with a bit of washi tape and a few sequins to bling it up.



     Hope you enjoyed the tute.  Nothing earth shattering, but maybe it will inspire you to add a bit of texture for fun next time you use one of Mo's cake/cupcake images.
     Have an awesome day!

Supplies:
Paper--Copic XPress-it Blending card, Bazzill, Georgia Pacific
Stamps--Mo's Digital Pencil "Cupcake Hamster", sentiment from There She Goes Clear Stamps "A Little Treat"
Ink--Worn Lipstick Distress ink
Miscellaneous--Wendy Vecchi embossing paste, Polymark Medium Gold Fabric paint, washi tape, sequins

26 comments:

  1. Tracy, I am super impressed, I have embossing paste and never used it as was not sure how...well now this ol girl knows thanks to you.xx

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  2. BTW fabulous card and result and yes the icing looks good enough to eat.xx

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  3. Brilliant idea and looks so realistic. x

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  4. Tracy, you are so clever my friend. What an awesome idea for the icing - this looks so real! Another fantastic card. Hugs,

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  5. Wow that is so amazing, it looks good enough to eat. Hugs, Amanda x

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  6. Oh my gosh! That hampster is so darn cute. Yes, it does look like the yummiest icing! I have seen it done but haven't tried it. I'm going to give it a whirl soon. :)

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  7. This is adorable, Tracy! The embossing paste adds so much texture and dimension!

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  9. Umm, that frosting looks yummy! Love embossing paste. That image is so cute; love the colors you used.

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  10. Brilliant! That frosting looks so real. Of course, the sprinkles make it even better. I love your sweet card with Mo's adorable image. <3

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  11. This is a fantastic tutorial, Thank You so much for sharing. I appreciate that you've shown me another fantastic use for my beloved Distress Inks.

    Hugs,
    Laura C.

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  12. WOW! That icing really does look good enough to eat! Adorable image and fantastic colouring too.
    So now I need to add embossing paste to my with list!
    hugs Sue xx

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  13. CRAZY as in CRAZY AWESOME!!! My gosh that inedible looks scrumptious. Thanks so much for the fun idea. :)

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  14. Wow this is amazing Tracy!!
    XXX Heidy

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  15. This looks so yummy! Love the card, the sweet image, and thank you for showing how to use embossing paste. It has been a mystery to me - I would love to try this!

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  16. SHUT THE FRONT DOOR!!! This is brilliant, and yummy!

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  17. Ahh, that frosting looks good enough to eat! :) Don't blame him at all for having a smidgeon!

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  18. Thanks for the tutorial and inspiration, Tracy! What a great idea and SO realistic looking.

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  19. Awh! This is so gorgeous Tracy, thank you for the lovely tutorial, I have some of this paste, but have never known what to do with it really, will definitely give this a try!
    Hugs,
    Marjorie x

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  20. WOW that was amazing-- do you have to heat it or does it dry like that? Awesome
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts Kids Projects

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  21. Oh my this is fabulous!! What a great idea ... I would never have thought about doing that ... So glad I know you!

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  22. wow Tracy, this is awesome. What a great idea!

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  23. that is a wonderful technique. Thank you for sharing it. i am surely going to try that.

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  24. This is wonderful Tracy. Thank you so much for sharing this technique with us. Hugs, joann sassy raggedy

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  25. The frosting really does send this over the top into total fabulous cuteness, my friend!

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