Thursday, April 12, 2012

My first Paper Craft Planet Tutorial!

Today I am sharing a tutorial for Dreamweaver Stencils on Papercraft Planet as part of a two month Dreamweaver Stencils Tutorial series.   Today I am going to show you how to emboss with Paste.

And don't forget Dreamweaver Stencils will be giving out a stencil each week throughout our Tutorial Series to one random commenter!  Head HERE to leave a comment for a chance to win!
First gather all of your supplies: Stencils, paste, removable tape, palette knife, spreader, paper towels, shallow pan of water, and soft scrub brush.
Begin by placing your stencil on cardstock or pattern paper and tape across the top of the stencil first.  This will be your "hinge" and the last piece to be removed.  Next tape the other 3 sides.
Place palette knife into your paste jar and get a good healthy amount (the excess will go back in the jar later so don't skimp)
I am using a large A2 size stencil so I am also using a large spreader.  I scraped the paste across the edge of the spreader at about the width of my stencil.
Lay the spreader at a 90 degree angle at the top of the stencil about halfway on the middle of the tape.  Bring the spreader to about a 45-60 degree angle and swipe down across the cardstock until you reach the top of the bottom piece of tape.  Swoop the spreader up.  Remove excess from spreader with palette knife then add back to jar.  Wipe off the lip of the jar so you don't get crusties in your paste!  Close jar.
Hopefully you covered all the open areas in one sweep, if not add a touch of paste to the open areas then swipe with the spreader in the opposite direction.
Remove tape taking off the last piece first and leaving your hinge piece until last.  Carefully lift the stencil while the hinge is still in place in case you drop it :)
Immediately place stencil, spreader, and palette knife in a shallow pan of water.  Use a soft scrub brush to remove the excess paste.  Make sure you scrub the stencil while flat.  Dry stencils on flat paper towels or old t-shirt.  Don't bend your stencil or you will be unhappy later!
For the details of my card... I used papers from Authentique, and ribbons from May Arts, Papertrey Ink, and Fancy Pants.  Here's a closeup look at the Flourish stencil.  I used Glossy White paste for the flourish and the Dream sentiment.
I hope you enjoyed today's tutorial!  Be sure to leave a comment for a chance to win, and be sure to check out last week's tutorial from our fearless DT leader, Pam!  A new tutorial will be up next Thursday for your stenciling pleasure.  
Also, be sure to hop over to the Dream It Up blog all this week for our Dreamweaver Stencils/Stampendous! collaboration and to find out about more ways to win prizes!


  1. Very pretty card!! My wish list is getting longer and longer Thanks for the tutorial... it helps me a LOT!

  2. Beautiful! Thanks for the wonderful tutorial.

  3. I haven't used embossing paste in a long time. I will have to try this again.
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  4. Fabulous tutorial, Cyndi!!! And beautiful card!!!

  5. Great tutorial, hope you don't mind if I copy some of it!! :)

  6. Ahhhhh, wish I had read your great tutorial a few weeks ago. It all makes more sense:-) Love the glossy paste on the patterned paper. Beautiful card.


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