Happy Thursday! If you have been following me for a long time, you already know that I am a HUGE fan of embossing pastes and love working with them. It is so exciting to see when a company I love comes out with a new product I will get to use often – and Altenew just came out with their own embossing paste!

I made a clean and simple project featuring a technique where you use embossing paste and embossing powder together. Check out the video tutorial below for step-by-step instructions:

 

Mixing embossing paste and coloring mediums were always my go-to technique to do, but this was a nice change for me to play with embossing paste differently by using embossing powder.

When you add just a bit of texture on the background to work with your focal point, it really brings out the focus of the card nicely. On this card, I decided to highlight the washi taped die cut pieces using a brand new washi tape and it’s coordinating die set.

I love the fact that you can save so much time on cutting these washi tape images out using a die set. All you have to do is add washi tape to a cardstock, place dies on top, and run it through the machine!

These wide washi tapes are perfect to create multiple die cut elements, so you can save those for future projects or make multiple projects at one time.

Let’s talk about the embossing paste a bit. I love that this embossing paste comes in a big tub, which lasts through many many projects! It is bright white, lightweight, and is nicely whipped, making it very easy to apply.

Look how the raised, heat embossed background works nicely with the die cut washi tape pieces. It totally brings out the color of the flowers, don’t you think? I love how the gold power melted on top of the embossing paste, creating a wonderful metallic texture.

I strongly suggest utilizing products that make it easier for you to craft and create something beautiful to share. Enjoy experimenting with different mediums and have fun playing with them.

SHARE YOUR PICKS

What is your favorite washi tape from today’s release? I would love to hear your pick in the comment section below. Please leave me a comment below and you will be automatically entered into a giveaway!


SUPPLIES

See below for all the products used in today’s project. Click ATN for Altenew, EH for Ellen Hutson, SSS for Simon Says Stamp, orย AMZ for Amazon. I participate in several affiliate programs where I get a small commission at no additional cost to you when products are purchased through links I share here. Thank you for your support!



GIVEAWAYS

There are TWO giveaways you can enjoy!

  1. Altenew is giving away SIX $30 gift certificates to Altenew store! Make sure to visit their blog and leave a comment to win.
  2. My blog readers get another chance to win a $15 gift certification to Altenew store! Please leave me a comment below by May 3rd, 11:59pm PST. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 5/04/2019 Good luck!!

BLOG HOP

I am participating in a fun blog hop to celebrate today’s release! Next stop on the hop is my dear friend, Therese Calvird! Make sure to stop by and leave some love for her! Please see below for the full blog hop list.