Tag Archive | Home made embossing paste

Christmas Hugs

My 15 year old son now towers over my tiny Mum, but they both love their hugs! So when I saw the Family challenge over at Addicted to CAS I immediately pictured this card in my head, and decided to combine it with the One-Layer Snow challenge over at Less is More. I’m also going to enter it into the challenge over at CASology, I hope the fact that this post is 2 days old won’t disqualify me!

In essence this is a really simple card, and was very quick to make. The sentiment was computer-generated (Candy Round BTN font) and the card is by Limetree Crafts.The stamps are an old set by Woodware and I hand-drew a few matching stars then dotted Quickie Glue Pen over them.

The “snow” is embossing paste – a.k.a. One Strike Filler – applied with a tiny trowel, which wasn’t easy as the filler didn’t want to stick. I then liberally sprinkled it & the stars with Crystal Glamour Dust. The polar bears were subtly coloured in Powder Blue Promarker.


Autumn has definitely arrived here today and that’s the theme of some of the challenge blogs I follow. I’ve combined the autumn theme with one or two other challenges & this was what I came up with:

The background is by Kaisercraft, stamped in Adirondack Paint Dabber in Terra Cotta. The leaves were created from One Strike Filler (aka spackle) using a stencil I made on my Sizzix Eclips. I coloured them by dropping diluted Distress Inks onto them as they take the colour very easily. I used a mix of inks: Fired Brick, Peeled Paint, Rusty Hinge, Gathered Twigs and Barn Door. The greeting is from Clearly Besotted’s Many Messages set, in Memento Potter’s Clay which was also used to stamp the Flourishes border by Marion Emberson Designs.

I’m entering this into the following challenges:

Addicted to CAS: Theme “Stencil”
Virginia’s View: Theme “CAS”
Less Is More: Theme “Autumn’s Bounty”
Stamping Sensations: Theme “Autumn”
CAS(E) This Sketch: sketch below

Third Time Lucky!

This card is for the one-layer challenge over at Less Is More where the current theme is Foliage.
The greeting is by Clearly Besotted & was stamped in Distress Peeled Paint onto watercolour cardstock. The leaf stencil was a downloaded image (modified in Craft Artist 2 Professional to add an extra branch) then cut on my Sizzix Eclips. As embossing paste is all the rage right now I used my own version which is known in the US as “spackle”, but I know it as “One Strike Filler”. I mixed it on my craft mat with Distress Peeled Paint ink. A few arty water splashes were all that was necessary to finish it off.
This was my third attempt – the first couple of attempts initially turned out fine but I managed to ruin each card in different ways! Although I could reuse parts of them they wouldn’t have been one layer so watch out for them over the next few days as they turn up in modified form.