Dots and Circles Everywhere!

Hello and welcome! Today I wanted to share a card with you that I created by colouring embossing paste with reinkers! It’s a really fun technique and allows you to add lots of colour and dimension (and sparkle too if you use the Stampin’ Up! Shimmery White Embossing Paste like I did!).

Colouring embossing paste with reinkers using Stampin' Up! products - card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Let’s make it…

The (standard A6) card base is created from Whisper White Thick cardstock. This is followed by a layer of Old Olive cardstock measuring 9.7 x 14.1 cm. The main card front is a layer of Whisper White cardstock measuring 9.5 x 13.9 cm.

The Shimmery White Embossing Paste is coloured with Coastal Cabana, Highland Heather and Gorgeous Grape ink. To do this, a put three little mounds of embossing paste onto my Silicone Craft Sheet and added a drop of reinker to each. You might find it best to do each one in turn to ensure that the embossing paste doesn’t become too hard while you are applying the other colours.

Colouring embossing paste with reinkers using Stampin' Up! products - card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

The ‘dotty’ Basic Pattern Decorative Mask was placed on top of my card front and fixed in place using washi tape. The embossing paste was then applied using a Palette Knife. I started with the Coastal Cabana in the bottom right hand corner, then the Highland Heather towards the middle of the card and finally the Gorgeous Grape towards the top left.

Lengths of Old Olive (Ornate Garden Ribbon Combo Pack) and Coastal Cabana (Playing With Patterns Ribbon Combo Pack) ribbons are attached to the card front using a staple. This is one of my favourite ways to incorporate more than one type of ribbon into a card.

Colouring embossing paste with reinkers using Stampin' Up! products - card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

The sentiment (from the Stampin’ Up! Lovely You Stamp Set) is stamped in Highland Heather ink onto Whisper White cardstock and cut out using one of the Stitched Shapes Dies. This is then layered onto a larger circle of Grey Granite cardstock.

The final touch is provided by a few Pearl Basic Jewels which have been coloured with the Dark Old Olive Stampin’ Blends.

What do you think to colouring embossing paste with reinkers?

What do you think to my card? Are you going to try colouring embossing paste with reinkers? I hope I have inspired you to try something new!

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Happy crafting, h x

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