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Simply Paste

Simply Paste

Hi All!

Today’s card is a great card to make when you need something quick for pretty much any occasion. I used embossing paste on top of patterned paper – a secret short cut. If you don’t have a detailed stencil for this purpose, make your own with a detailed die you have on hand.

Here is a close-up of the paste:

Simply Paste

Enjoy the video and have a great weekend!


Card Measurements:

Element Imperial Metric
Blue panel 3 3/4 x 5 1/4 inches 9.5 x 14 cm
White panel 4 x 5 1/2 inches 10.2 x 14 cm
Card base 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches 10.8 x 14 cm


Copic sketch markers used: n/a

Penny Black Promenade
Penny Black Promenade
Watercolor Wishes
Watercolor Wishes
Paper Smooches Hello Words Die Set
Paper Smooches Hello Words
Embossing Paste
Embossing Paste
Palette Knife
Palette Knife
Gansai Tambi Black
Gansai Tambi Black
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
Stampin' Up! Basic Black Cardstock
Black Cardstock
Hero Arts Black Notecards
Hero Arts Black Notecards
Thin Paper Tape
Thin Paper Tape
Zig Two-Way Glue Pen
Glue Pen
ATG Tape Runner
ATG Tape Runner


  1. wrote on April 13th, 2018 at 7:14 am


    Wow that was a quick and easy card. We all need to have some of these up our sleeves. Thanks, Darlene!

  2. wrote on April 13th, 2018 at 9:14 am


    Loved how your card turned out!! I need to use my paste more because it makes the card look so unique!

  3. wrote on April 13th, 2018 at 3:31 pm


    I like this card. I don’t use my paste very often. Thank you for your videos.

  4. wrote on April 13th, 2018 at 3:35 pm


    LOOOOOVE the embossing on this simple and quick card Darlene, beautiful paper for the background and the dark black spots are a fabulous detail. When you peeled off the stencil I was hoping you were going to scrape all that extra embossing paste and put it back in the jar, LOL!!
    Thank you for sharing.

  5. wrote on April 13th, 2018 at 3:41 pm


    I love how the black mat picks up on the black spatters, and the white mat echoes the embossing paste color. Don’t know if that was your intention, but it’s a great design nonetheless! Great simple card, and I love the final outcome. Now I’ve got to get out some paste and play! Have a great weekend! 😺 ~ Andrea

  6. wrote on April 13th, 2018 at 3:50 pm

    Carol Mac

    Great idea doing paste on patterned paper! I think I would use busier paper (that’s just me and I have a ton of it), but I love the outcome! Have a great weekend! 😎

  7. wrote on April 13th, 2018 at 11:03 pm


    Love this idea Darlene…went to buy the stencil and they are out of stock at SSS.
    Have you ever used a metal dry embossing stencil with embossing paste?
    I am wondering if it would work. Thought I would ask before trying.

    • wrote on April 14th, 2018 at 1:08 am


      Why don’t you just use some acetate and make your own stencil by using the die on the acetate in your Big Shot? That always works well.

      • wrote on April 14th, 2018 at 10:07 am


        Hi Connie…great idea, but the metal stencils are not a die, they are stencils for dry embossing using a stylus. I will have to try using the embossing paste with my metal embossing stencils. If they are bent in anyway, the paste may leak under. This was all just a thought.

        • wrote on April 15th, 2018 at 9:35 pm


          Hi Dee! I haven’t tried this, but if you’re careful, it might work. I would tape all sides down to make sure it doesn’t move at all. And then after you apply the paste, take all the tape off first, THEN pull the stencil as straight up as you can. Let us know how it goes!

    • wrote on April 14th, 2018 at 2:14 pm


      Thanks for clarifying. I do have a few of the metal stencils but have never used them with the paste. I can’t see why you couldn’t use paste with them though. All you can do is try it to see what happens. Please let us know how it works out!

  8. wrote on April 15th, 2018 at 8:33 pm


    Love the “what looks like easy!!” card. Could be used for almost any occasion which is handy. The paper pad looks like it would also be a handy pad to have on hand. Thanks Darlene.

  9. wrote on April 16th, 2018 at 10:39 pm


    Love this card and how quickly it comes together. Like so many here, I don’t use my embossing paste (or Nuvo Mousse) often enough. Thanks for the inspiration!

  10. wrote on April 25th, 2018 at 12:16 pm


    Wow, that was quick. I love the technique and feel like I can grab any pattern paper, any stencil, and any die/ sentiment to whip up a card. I haven’t used my paste and stencils yet. Thanks.

  11. wrote on April 26th, 2018 at 10:05 pm


    Hi! I have this stencil and love it. But your card is so beautiful. I love the splashes. As always, you are a hit.

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