March 10, 2016

Creating A Stencil from die cuts ...

Hi Every body,

Over on my  YouTube  channel today you will find the latest video from me and this one shows you how to use your die cuts as stencils with some embossing paste

The card to the right is the one I go on and complete in the video and add in the lovely Wild Orchid Crafts flowers around the oval shape

I love to make cards like these and I enjoy adding in all the finery to make it truly feminine with ribbons and pearls

I bought the embossing paste from the Craft show a few weeks ago but you can buy it in most craft shops or even on line if you don't have shops close by

It was not expensive and a little goes a long way.

I also made a second background but did not complete the full card so I thought I would show it to you here so that you can see how it looks.

I used Distress Inks to colour the paste and it is really bright and shiny

I have wrapped white ribbon around the layers and then added my water colored topper onto a  Scalloped Oval  from Spellbinders

I like both of these cards but they are for completely different generations.

I had fun making them and I hope you like the results.

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Just a Reminder of  new links to click  ...

  • New Cards to Inspire  (Part 6)  video added ... top left of the page. 
  • A new tutorial added to the Tuesday Tutorial page each week  
  • A tutorial is added to Spellbinders Blog  - latest one yesterday - Emojis Hello Card 
  • New Resource Page for you to access all the pretty things I use on my cards
  • New video tutorial added every Thursday  to YouTube

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


  1. Morning Christina, two very pretty cards today really like them both.
    Off to catch your video and look for the links.
    Nancyd xx

  2. hi Christina, this looks like a fun project. Is the embossing paste the same as "Dala acrylic texture paste"?

  3. beautiful card and clever technique Christina.xx

  4. Two lovely cards Christina, i really enjoyed the video.
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

  5. have left a post after watching the great video never saw embossing paste used before, love the card
    Cheers Kaye

  6. Two lovely cards, Looking forward to seeing the video.


  7. Two very different but lovely cards Christina, I particularly love the card at the top of your post with the flowers, you always seem to have a knack when it comes to choosing the right balance of embellishments on your cards and projects X X X

  8. Hi Christina a lovely video tutorial love the embossing paste and the finished card is beautiful. I love the flowers and ribbons, and the pearls.
    Kind regards. Anne Owens.

  9. An awesome video and a great technique. Both cards are so pretty! I love embossing paste too. It's fun to use and your ideas for using die cuts with embossing paste create beautiful texture. Adding glitter to the wet embossing paste really adds more texture and dimension. Great job!
    Sandra Smith

  10. Morning Christina,
    Lovely cards, great technique.

  11. So lovely are both your cards and adorable image x

  12. Good Morning Christina :) You've been a very busy girl. Just saw the above card video. Simply GORGEOUS! And viewed the new Inspiration cards video the other day. All BEAUTIFUL CARDS! I purchased that molding paste oh.... I don't know... more than a year ago and have yet to use it. I must give it a go. Thank you so much for sharing. Enjoy a lovely crafting day. Big Hugs.

  13. Just to say Hi and nice to know you are doing so wonderfully well.

  14. Thank you for the Youtube video - your cards both look smashing!

  15. Just seen the video and left a comment - will be trying out this ASAP Thanks for yet another idea xxx

  16. Both cards turned out fantastic....thanks for video....tfs
    well done Christina

  17. Hi,Christina,
    What beautiful cards! I can't wait to watch the video to see you play with the paste. I've not tried it yet...not too sure why. I watched some YouTube videos on making your own, one method was using acrylic caulking. I think maybe I'll try with that first to see if I can do it right...then I'll treat myself to the 'real deal' :).
    Bejay xx

  18. Love both cards. Watched your video and enjoyed it.

  19. Lovely cards! I really like the floral one. I'm going to buy some of these wonderful flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts - there's no way I'd be able to make anything like these and they'd probably take forever even if I could. Thank you for filming all these brilliant videos.
    Kentish Sue

  20. Christina,
    you are brilliant in your designs and adding embellishments. You are my gold standard!! Thank you for your videos. I have not tried or seen the embossing\ molding paste. I recommend your videos to crafters i meet. Been so busy with grandchildren, we are blessed, someday I hope to find it and try your techniques. ~blessings, Louise

  21. All these lovely techniques you are showing us Christina are amazing, will pop over to YouTube and have a look, thanks a million, super super cards...luv Ursula xx

  22. Love both cards and the video. Thank you

  23. Have watched your very easy to follow tutorials for these cards. Thank you. Diana x

  24. Love these cards, very pretty. Will have to check out the links you have listed to see if I missed anything. Thanks for sharing. Dianne

  25. Hi Christina. Love both cards but my favourite is the first one. Very feminine. X

  26. Gorgeous beige card and such a fun kid's card. Love them both.


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