Easy Embossing Paste with Stencil technique + Video

Quite a few things inspired me to make this beautiful card using distress inks, a stencil and clear embossing paste. The first was Gayatri’s gorgeous card she made as DT for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge. I loved the effect so much I had to try it myself. The second were the beautiful colours in the inspiration post at Addicted to Stamps and More challenge blog.


This was a very simple card to make and I made a video tutorial of it which you can find at the end of my post. Apart from the drying time, I must have taken only 30 minutes to make it! I started by sponging distress inks through my stencil from Stamplorations called Swirly Bloom and then added a thick layer of clear Kristall acrylic paste over it. Once it dried completely (overnight), I cut it down to the size I wanted and adhered it to my card bases.


I decided to add my sentiment from Hero Arts, onto vellum, as I did not want to hide the beautiful embossed background. A few gems and my card was finished!

Here is the video tutorial I made and if you like the video please give it a thumbs up and subscribe to my new channel if you haven’t done so already.

Thanks for stopping by, and your comments always make my day!


I’m also playing along at:

the flower challenge The Flower Challenge – where the focus is on background stamping… and writing this I just realised stamping was required in the background… sigh, I’ll share it anyway!

work it wednesday Work it Wednesday July – Add sparkle

Cas on friday CAS On Friday – Birthday

just add ink Just Add Ink – Just add stencils

ssswchallengeAdd a sentiment

addicted to stamps & more The beautiful photo inspiration whose colours I did not really do justice I think!



13 thoughts on “Easy Embossing Paste with Stencil technique + Video

  1. Wow, I’ve never tried clear embossing paste but after seeing your card and all that shine, I need to get some asap!! Your colours are stunning and you’ve created such a beautiful, eye-catching background. Its an amazing card and I’m so glad you shared it with us at The Flower Challenge this month!

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  2. Absolutely stunning, Gwendolyn. The colours look fabulous, & appear to have a gloss to them. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week. Hope to see more gorgeous creations from you again soon. x

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  3. Hi sweety
    I think I must try this technique
    your stenciling looks so juicy and yummy
    love love how you used our color combo at ATSM
    hope you like to see my DT card its different than yours it used Shoe stamp (you know me I am crazy to make shoe cards hehe)
    Great card sweety
    many thanks for playing along with us at ATSM

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