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MFT Stamps | Books & Buddies + Using Embossing Paste

February 4, 2024

MFT Stamps | Books & Buddies + Using Embossing Paste

February 4, 2024

Hello crafty friends! Have you ever tried using embossing or modeling paste?

Both types of pastes are very similar, but I found that the embossing paste was slightly thinner than the modeling paste and also seemed to dry a bit more quickly. The biggest difference that I noticed between the two is that the embossing paste doesn’t seem to absorb as much color of added ink (whether below or on top of it) compared to the modeling paste. The bricks on my card today stayed mostly white when I added the embossing paste on top of my ink-blended section. However, If you check out another project that I did HERE using modeling paste, you can see that it somewhat absorbed the color of the ink below it.

They both work perfectly with stencils, so you can’t go wrong with either one when it comes to adding some texture to your card designs.

For my card today, I first blended a small section of Candied Apple and Saltwater Taffy Distress Oxide Inks to a 4″ x 5.25″ piece of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. I then used the MFT English Brick Wall Stencil to add a thin layer of white Altenew Embossing Paste on top of my inked area. I then set this piece aside to dry and then worked on my images.

** In my reel today, I used the 8.5″ x 8.5″ Grip Mat by Waffle Flower Crafts to hold my card stock and stencil while both ink blending and embossing. Affiliated link used above at no extra cost to you. **

My images today are from the new JB Books & Buddies Stamp Set that was just released last week. I stamped my images onto a sheet of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock (my personal go-to card stock when coloring with alcohol markers) with some Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I then colored them with Copic Markers and used the coordinating Books & Buddies Die-namics to cut them out. I then stamped my sentiment and adhered my images to my card front with some 3D foam adhesive tape for a pop of dimension. Lastly, I layered this piece with a top-folding standard A2 card base that I had trimmed from a piece of Moroccan Spice Card Stock.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by! Wishing you all a wonderful day!

  • Jeanne February 5, 2024 at 7:27 AM

    Gosh, those critters are just adorable reading their hearts out. Cute card design, too. Thanks for sharing about the differences in the mediums. I appreciate you taking the time to do tha! Hope you have a happy day!

  • Hello, I'm Rachel! Thanks so much for dropping by and welcome to my blog! I love creating and am excited to share with you my love for card making and paper crafting.


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