Christmas Stars



I’ve been hearing about embossing paste, so I decided to check into it.  It’s exactly that – paste that you smear through a stencil (or just on a project) to give it dimension and texture.  So now there’s heat embossing, dry embossing (with a stylus and stencil, or an embossing machine – like a Big Shot or Texture Boutique) and embossing paste.

The more I read, the more it sounded like something Mike would have in the tool room.  And, yep – spackle worked great.

Good Greetings, Stampin' Up!I used the stars from the Hearts & Stars decorative masks.  I simply laid the mask over Whisper White card stock and used a hotel key (the plastic “credit card” kind) to spread the spackle over the mask.  You can’t really tell, but I also added a little Dazzling Diamonds glitter over the spackle while it was wet.  And then I let it dry overnight.  This was the hardest part of the project, because patience isn’t always my thing.

I stamped “Merry Christmas” from Good Greetings (the hostess set you could earn in October) with silver Encore ink on a window sheet banner, then embossed with silver powder.  Be careful not to overheat and warp the window sheet!

Finally, I added a few Frosted Sequins (and snowflakes) to the card, tied some silver ribbon around it and layered it to brushed silver metallic card stock and a Night of Navy card.  Easy!!

Obviously, I left my spackle white, but I have colored it.  I didn’t want to use ink refill and water it down, so I used a craft knife to cut some of my retired Stampin’ Pastels into it.  (A moment of silence, please.  I miss my chalk.  And the watercolor pencils, although I know I’m in the minority on the pencils.)

I love experimenting and playing with household “stuff!”  When/if Stampin’ Up! offers embossing paste, I’ll probably buy it, but in the meantime, spackle works wonderfully for me!

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy.  Have a beautiful day!


About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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1 Response to Christmas Stars

  1. Trish ricktrish says:

    Hey Buffy- When I first was introduced to hand made card making and embossing– the paste was one of the first products I was introduced to – 10 years ago and I loved it!! A few years ago I made some geese with embossing paste and then covered them with gold embossing powder and heated them up- it turned out pretty well- a lot of texture – had to be careful about not too much heat….. love the spakling idea!!!! am sure there is lots of tat in our garage/basement. Thanks for the tip. Hugs- t.k. Date: Tue, 2 Dec 2014 22:39:32 +0000 To:


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