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.


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!


See below for all the products used in today’s project. Click ATN for Altenew, EH for Ellen Hutson, SSS for Simon Says Stamp, or 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!


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!!


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.

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  1. This is absolutely stunning, Nicole! Love the technique of using embossing paste and embossing powder together! Thank you so much for the video! Alex

  2. Lovely card, Nicole! I have never worked with embossing paste before, but after watching your video, I believe I will give it a try. The background you created gave texture and shimmer to the card. So beautiful!

  3. Your card is fabulous. I can not wait to get my hands on these products and to try the embossed paste technique. Regarding your question about favorites…I cannot possibly pick a favorite washi tape and fully plan to purchase them all. They are all gorgeous.

  4. Wow, Nicole, I simply love your inspiration. Teal and blooms, what not to like. I kept watching this combo. Altenew definitely has such inspiring designers! Thank you.

  5. This is so beautiful created from that washi tape. Thanks for the tips on using embossing paste and embossing powder. I didn’t think you could heat set the paste, but obviously you can with care.

  6. It’s hard to make a choice between all of the release! I love the best outline tape which could be colored. Then there is the luscious green washi, which rekindled me of the hibiscus dies and you might be able to use the dies there to cut leaves: then the real tape, how pretty is that tape and it’s all set to use dies to make things easy! Then messy time with embossing paste, coloring it with ink, glitter mouse, it’s endless! Love it all especially your card! I just want to play !!!

  7. I love the gold embossing on the paste. You get texture and shine in one technique. This is fabulous! I am learning so much on these blog hops.

  8. So pretty.
    To prevent the embossing paste from bubbling, you can give it some time to dry before melting the powder using the heat tool.

  9. Pretty card. I love that this washi tape has dies to cut them out. They should do more of that.

  10. Really beautiful card. Love how you created the gold embossing paste. I will have to give this a try.

  11. Definitely this Teal Shadow WT is my favorite, love thst there is a die cut to go along with it! Thanks for the inspiration Nicole!

  12. Just lovely – I love the contrast of the teal blue and the gold, and the lovely texture of the embossing paste. Such a nice contrast with the florals.

  13. What a beautiful card! Love the gold with that vibrant teal. My favorite washing tapes is Botanical Rhapsody! (Or it was till I saw your card. The teal may be my new fave now!!)

  14. So difficult to pick one as my favorite. But I think I would have to go with the gold string washi. No, Botanical Rhapsody. Yeah, I think that’s my favorite 🙂

  15. Gorgeous card! I love the gold and teal colors together! The embossing paste looks so creamy and easy to use!

  16. Love the tape you used, Nicole…..so pretty die cut and mounted to your card. But my fave is the Misty Meadows. Those greens just speak to me!
    And the new embossing paste looks yummy! So creamy and smooth!

  17. Beautiful Card. Love how easy and sompme it is to put together yet so elegant. This blue tape is my favorite. so is the green one. oh and the back and white. and the gold. heck….the all are my favorite. lol.

  18. What a gorgeous project! I can’t decide which tape I like best: the Teal Shadow or the Botanical Rhapsody. But all of them are wonderful!

  19. Love the versatility of all the washi tapes. Couldn’t pick a favourite! The embossing paste looks so lush. You looked like you really enjoyed using it.

  20. My favorite washi tape is Botanical Rhapsody. Thanks for the tip on using embossing powder with embossing paste.

  21. I love the simplicity of this card. Thanks for sharing about the heat embossing on the paste so I won’t be surprised. Great job.

  22. I love the washi you used but I think the Botanical Rhapsody is my favorite. How clever to create dies for the washi. Brilliant time saver & so gorgeous!

  23. Beautiful card and I love how you used the texture paste and embossing powder to add texture to your design!

  24. Beautiful card! And how great — inspired really — of Altenew to combine this great washi tape with matching dies. There are several earlier releases of washi tape that beg for the same treatment now or I am.
    My favorite from this release is probably the green one. Can’t wait to get my hands on that one. Honestly though, I like them all. Thank you for the inspiration!

  25. Beautiful card, love the gold EP over the texture paste with teal. LOVE all the gorgeous wash tapes and the new scripty Hello die is beautiful too. I think my favorite washi is this Teal Shadow one because I love the color and the coordinating Floral Shadow set.

  26. Ooooo I love the gold and the teal color you did the flower in! What a gorgeous card!

  27. Very pretty card! Love the color of the flowers. Thanks for the chance to win.

    My favorite Washi tape release is the Teal Shadow… very pretty!

  28. Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the helpful video! I really like the idea of using embossing powder and embossing paste. Certainly adds to your card. I look forward to giving this technique a try. Cool that there are dies that match this pretty washi tape, too.

  29. I didn’t know you could use embossing powder on top of embossing paste. I LOVE when I see a new techniques. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  30. The green foliage is my favorite washi in this release. Beautiful with gold accents. I also love the Fancy Hello die that was recently released.

  31. Your card is awesome! I love that it is clean and it drives the eye to its design! I also love the technique with the embossing paste and powder, the result is amazing!

  32. A really pretty card with this lovely new washi tape, Nicloe. Love the embossed paste. Thanks so much for sharing and wonderful inspiration!

  33. All of the washi tapes are so beautiful, it’s hard to choose — but I’d have to say the gold string and botanical rhapsody are my top choices. I love your card… The paste and powder mix does make it stand out and goes fabulously with the teal.

  34. I love how you use embossing powder with the paste. Beautiful!! I love the Teal Shadow tape the best. It’s gorgeous!!

  35. What a beautiful card and great way to use the Washi. I love how Altenew’s Washi’s are so artistic!

  36. Such a beautiful card, Nicole! Love the washi tapes; can’t pick a favorite. And, the embossing paste looks glorious with the embossing powder on top of it.

  37. Gorgeous card. I love the new washi tapes. The embossing paste looks very creamy and easy to spread. Thanks for the inspiration.

  38. This card is lovely! Love it. Im going to def be giving this a go. Your work is inspiring, ty! That washi tape is beautiful.

  39. Beautiful card! I didn’t know there were dies that would work with this gorgeous washi tape!

  40. Thanks for the great video Nicole. Nice to know that you can use embossing powder with the paste to create stunning cards like yours.

  41. Gorgeous card. Having gorgeous washi with coordinating dies available is genius! Thanks for the tips on using embossing paste and embossing powder. I’ll be giving that a try soon.

  42. You’re card is so pretty, Nicole! I love how you used gold embossing powder on the embossing paste….never thought of doing that! I really love that there are die cuts that match the washi tape….such a great idea!!

  43. totally amazing Nicole. Love the stripy background and the way you just added the paste in some areas.

  44. I love this technique! I really can’t wait to try out washi tapes and die cuts for the first time… also never thought about using glue dots that way! Thank you for sharing all these techniques!

  45. Such a pretty card it’s hard to believe that those florals are washi. Thanks for the tips on using embossing powder with embossing paste. What a fun look.

  46. What a pretty card this turned out to be. I wish I had seen this post before putting in my recent order, as I would have added the embossing paste. Time to jump in the water and try things like this out….LOL. Sink or swim, it will be fun….it’s only paper, Right? LOL. Thank you Nicole for sharing your beautiful work. Hugs!

  47. This is a great card and I learned a lot from your video. Never thought out heat embossing over embossing paste and didn’t realize washi tape was so wide. Thanks for sharing.

  48. GORGEOUS!! I have to have some of that washi tape. Beautiful card and so easy!! Great job Nicole!1

  49. Love the use of washi tape with the dies on top of that beautiful embossing paste and powder! Very unique.

  50. Very beautiful card. I love the gold paste in the background. It sets off the flowers so well!