Sunday, August 17, 2014

Smile card for MIM #176 - Embossing Paste Backgrounds

I heart Laura Bassen! This week's Make it Monday #176 for PTI was her first MIM video and of course she slammed it out of the park! I LOVE this technique, but I think I used too much embossing paste - I don't want to run out since my next order of supplies may be a couple of months from now (dang budgeting). Anyways, I could not wait to try this technique out! I knew I was going to use my Chevron Vertical cover plate right away for this (ok mostly cause I only own 1 PTI cover plate! LOL). I was also inspired by this card by Jen Shears who linked her card up. I loved the pop of the colored paste on kraft and knew I wanted to do that too!!!! I was not disappointed. Thanks Jen for the amazing inspiration!!!

Here's my card:

I do not have re-inkers, so I ended up using my new mini Distress Inks (Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves and Peacock Feathers - I am loving this color combo lately!) to color the paste.

I put some twine behind the vellum die cut - I love that thread look but can't get it to work for me - the twine naturally went into a circle position so it worked and I adhered it with Glossy Accents in a few spots.

I really love this card - I'd love to give it to myself!!! I may hoard for a while!!

Thanks for checking out my card.

Ingredients: PTI Chevron Vertical Cover Plate, Happy die, Signature Greetings, twine


  1. Hey Lizzie!! I love your card. First the Kraft cardstock works perfectly with you distress ink colors. Second, I love how the blue looks with the pink and purple. I have to give that a try. Nicely done.

  2. Beautiful background! Haha I've recently been put on a craft budget too - bummer =) I made some embossing paste to be able to play along!