Thursday, 1 June 2017

CAS Mix Up June Challenge

Welcome to a new challenge!
Check out the Top Picks from May's Splattering challenge HERE.

There is a huge variety of Embossing Pastes and Gels and so many wonderful techniques to use them.  Check out the videos below for inspiration.  Don't have any Embossing Paste??  We've included instructions on how to make your own. :)  Get a little messy with pastes and come join us!

Video Tutorials:
Coloring Embossing Pastes by Laura Bassen (7:01)
Embossing Paste with Glitter by tjaniga (4:55)
Embossing Pastes with Stencil by Kamila Routis (9:05)
Heat Embossing and Embossing Paste by Tracy Mae Design (7:38)
Home-made Texture Paste and Glitter Paste Tutorial by Pamela Johnson (written)
Perfect Pearls Paste Embossing by Kristi Anderton (5:56)

Embossing Paste Recipe (From France Martin.  Thanks France!)
1/4 c. cornstarch
1 T. inexpensive glue (Elmer's, etc.)
1 T. inexpensive white acrylic paint
1 T. water (approximately!)

Mix together cornstarch, glue and paint.  Gradually add enough water to make your paste spreadable (not runny).  Amount of water depends on thickness of glue and paint. Stir together until there are NO lumps.  Spread over stencil using a palette knife, spreader, old credit or gift card.  Wash off stencil, etc. right away.

For future uses, save leftover paste in an airtight container to prevent it from drying out. Creates a good white paste.  You can custom colour your paste with acrylic paints and other colouring mediums.

Please follow challenge rules:
  1. Must be a card with a CAS (clean and simple) design (including open space)
  2. Must include at least three components listed on challenge badge
  3. Include link to challenge in your entry post
  4. When linking to challenge, link to your entry post
Thank you!!

Welcome to our wonderful Guest Designer, Marianne (Marianne's cards 'n stuff).
She won the April Inlaid Die-cutting challenge with this gorgeous card.

(Guest Designer)
Stamping, texture paste, die cut, stenciling, glitter

Using stamping, sponging through stencil, glass bead gel, and splattering

Using stamping, embossing paste, stencil, shaped die cuts, marbling with nail polish

Stamping + Embossing Paste with added Glitter through a Stencil + Die Cuts and Distress Oxide Inks sponging.

Stamping, Embossing Paste snowflakes over a stencil, Coloured Pencils with Gamsol


White embossing paste over a stencil, heat embossed stamped sentiment, rhinestones.


Embossing paste, Watercolouring, Die cutting, Splatters, Stamping & heat embossing

The challenge is open until June 24th.


  1. Amazing inspiration from the tam and Marianne....Thank you so very much for another fun technique x

  2. FABULOUS cards DT love the inspiration and hope to make another card just 'for fun'. [aNNie]

  3. Thank you for an interesting theme Bonnie and love all the cards from the DT. x

  4. What a wonderful array of CAS mixed media creations, ladies. Thank you so much for having me as your guest designer this month.
    Marianne x

  5. Such inspiration and variety in the DT's cards...great kick-off for exploring more ideas using embossing pastes and gels.