Thursday, April 4, 2019

CAS Stencil Embossing Paste with Pearl Ex and Glitter Paste!

Time for the April CAS Stencil Embossing Paste/Gel/Glitter Paste Card Challenge
Hosted by our talented DT girl, Barb (Barb's Studio Creations).

There are so many gorgeous sample cards by out Design Team and 
very talented Guest Designer, Bobby (Bits & Pieces).

Also plenty of videos if you have never done this technique.
You have until the 24th to play along.  We would love to see your cards:-)

My Stenciled with colored EB paste card!

Close Up of the paste texture, shine and glitter:-)

I rarely add color to my EB paste,  so this was a really fun card to make inspired
by Barb's choice of technique.  Thank you Barb!

I cut a  2 1/2" x 6" piece of Strathmore Mixed Media, which cut off part of the roses
stenciled image.  But I wanted to keep my card CAS.

I secured my ARTplorations Roses Stencil over Strathmore Mixed Media
with masking tape.
Then mixed Golden's thick Gel with Rose Gold Pearl-Ex using a palette knife.
Then mixed in Nuvo Glimmer paste with knife, which added a pretty glitter.

Next spread colored paste over stencil with palette knife.
I loved the uneven texture, shine of the golden rose Pearl-Ex and
glitter from glimmer paste.

I left the stencil on and colored the leaves and stem with my light Green Zigs marker.

Removed and washed the stencil in warm soapy water.  Don't forget this step!
Then stamped STAMPlorations "Healing Herbs" sentiment.

Added a layer of SU Garden Green CS for a narrow frame.
Attached  panel to Stathmore Mixed Media card base and Done!
I will be coloring embossing paste more often after this fun new to me technique.

TIP: I did have leftover colored paste that I had mixed in a very small glass bowl.
Sealed with Press N Seal wrap and was very pleased that it was still moist the next day.

We would love to have you join us at CAS Stencil Card Challenge.  Hugs..

Adding to STAMPlorations Anything Goes Challenge.

Stamps: STAMPlorations Healing Herbs (sentiment)
Paper: Strathmore Mixed Media,  SU Garden Green CS
Inks: Zigs Light Green marker.  Versafine black ink.
Accessories: ARTplorations Roses Stencil. Golden's Thick Matte Gel (embossing paste), Rose Gold Metallic Pearl-Ex, Nuvo Glimmer Paste, Palette Knife


  1. Such a lovely mix of red and glitter in your paste Nancy! your flowers really shine in the sunlight! Great idea to color in the stems with your zigs - a pretty get well card mf! xx

  2. Gorgeous roses, Nancy! I love how you mixed Pearl-Ex and Glimmer Paste with your gel to achieve all that beautiful shimmer and shine...the texture is amazing and your card is so elegant!

  3. Wow ...what a stunning effect. Love the pearl ex, the gel and the glimmer paste, which all add wonderful dimension. Such a pretty card with vibrant colours and a fabulous technique x.

  4. A beautifully shimmery card Nancy, love that you used a rose stencil for your image and then the mix of colour and paste is simply lovely.

  5. Great way to make a gorgeous shimmery coloured paste Nancy, I don't often colour paste either but this looks fantastic on your roses. Beautiful CAS card, Cathy x

  6. The colours of your roses is gorgeous Nancy! What a great idea to add Pearl-Ex and glitter paste to the white paste. The colour is STUNNING. Love that you kept your leaves watercoloured so that the roses have even more presence. Great design! xx

  7. wow Nancy, those colours are so yummy. I love all the sparkle and texture. Gorgeous card :)

  8. Wonderful colour and sparkle on the roses! Love the layout with the narrow strips of green and the panel being offset to one side.

  9. Gorgeous effect on your flowers, Nancy. Great idea to use Pearl Ex! I must try that. Beautiful card and lovely layout with the narrow green stripes.

  10. So pretty! I want to try this! Love the glitter and the whole idea, Nancy. Brilliant. I see I need some new supplies! Hugz

  11. So beautiful! Your stenciling is perfection and I love the glitter!

  12. Wow! What a beautiful rose, Nancy! I love the color and sparkle! I need to dig out my Pearl-Ex and give this a try!

  13. That embossing powder looks incredible on this, Nancy! Love all the sparkle! This is such a clean and tailored design!

  14. What a beautiful card made with a gorgeous stencil! Great photos, too. There are times I wish I'd kept my Pearl Ex powders. Everything old is new again. I just love the splash of color and sparkle on white!

  15. I love your unique recipe for your paste and how gorgeous it looks with this pretty stencil, Nancy! The uneven rosy shades add dimension to the textured flower!! Hugs, Dolly

  16. This is my 3rd time trying to leave you a comment... hope it is the lucky 3rd time.
    Beautiful get well card, Nancy. Your customized embossing paste is so pretty. Love the sparkle. xx

  17. Thank you for persisting, Trina. I always appreciate your comments. Hugs.Nancy

  18. What a lovely color, shine, and texture of the roses, Nancy! Mixing Pearl-Ex with gel and then with Glimmer Paste looks and sounds so much fun! I l love that you placed the rose panel with a green trim off-set. Beautiful design, my friend! And thanks for the tip on the leftover colored past.
    Hideko xx

    1. I loved the shimmer and glitter of the paste too, Hideko. You will see another card in the near future using the leftove paste:-) Hugs..Nancy

  19. What a great texture you have achieved here Nancy and your stenciling is perfect! The twinkle is so pretty too!
    Chrissie x

    1. Thank you Chrissie, I always Love your gorgeous CAS card designs. Always so inspiring. Thank you for your sweet comment. Hugs...Nancy

  20. Meant to say thank you for your kind comments on my contribution to the challenge this time!

  21. WOW! This looks fab. Great colour and amazing texture ..... love it! xx

  22. Oh how beautiful this is. I love the mixture you created for this flower. Thanks for the tip about saving the paste with Press N Seal.

  23. Very pretty Nancy, love your use of the paste for the flowers and the sparkle is a fabulous addition


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