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Super 3D with Stencils and Paste

Super 3D

Hi All,

Today I combined stencils, ink, and embossing paste to get more than just a 3D look – it’s super 3D! The drop shadow from the ink behind the paste adds that little extra dimension.

My favorite is the Gopher, who is ridiculously cute (I also used him on this card).

Super 3D

For some reason, the Walnut Stain ink soaked through the embossing paste. I tried waiting until the Walnut Stain dried, but it still soaked through. The Black Soot didn’t do that, so it’s a bit curious. In any event, I thought it looked even better with the 2 shades on this card, so I went with it – it seems very latte-ish. Here is a closeup:

Super 3D

The next card uses the All Inside bear from Ellen Hutson:

Super 3D

Here is a close-up of the ink and paste:

Super 3D

Finally, I used the same stencil on pink pirouette paper with the Seamus Sheep stamp set, which I have used on this card and this card:

Super 3D

And a close-up:

Super 3D

In the video I created both the gopher and the bear, side-by-side. Enjoy!

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Card Measurements:

Element Imperial Metric
Crumb Cake and Basic Gray panels 4 x 5 1/4 inches 10.2 x 13.3 cm
Pink Pirouette panels 2 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches 6.4 x 10.8 cm
Gopher circle 3 1/4 inches 8.3 cm
Gopher and Sheep circles 3 1/4 inches 8.3 cm
Bear rectangle 2 5/8 x 3 7/8 inches 6.7 x 9.8 cm
Sheep black strip 1/4 inch 6 mm
All card bases 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches 10.8 x 14 cm

Supplies:

Copic sketch markers used: bear (C4, C1, 0); cup (BG13, BG11, BG10, 0, W3, W1); gopher (E57, E55, E53); sheep (RV00, 0, YG09, YG25)

On the Diagonal
On the Diagonal
Small Checkerboard
Small Checkerboard
Embossing Paste
Embossing Paste
EH|SSS
Palette Knife
Palette Knife
EH|SSS
Gopher It
Gopher It
Coffee Craze
Coffee Craze
Ellen Hutson All Inside
Ellen Hutson All Inside
Ellen Hutson All Inside Dies
Ellen Hutson All Inside Dies
So To Speak
So To Speak
Seamus Sheep
Seamus Sheep
SSS|S.COM
SSS Stitched Rectangles
SSS Stitched Rectangles
SSS Stitched Circles
SSS Stitched Circles
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
EH|SSS
Stampin' Up! Basic Black Cardstock
Black Cardstock
Stampin' Up! Basic Gray Cardstock
Basic Gray Cardstock
Stampin' Up! Crumb Cake Cardstock
Crumb Cake Cardstock
Stampin' Up! Pink Pirouette Cardstock
Pink Pirouette Cardstock
Red Glitter Paper
Red Glitter Paper
Walnut Stain Distress Ink
Walnut Stain Distress Ink
EH|SSS
Black Soot Distress Ink
Black Soot
EH|SSS
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Black Ink
EH|SSS
Hero Hues Black
Hero Hues Black
EH|SSS
Stampin' Up! Early Espresso Ink
Early Espresso Ink
Copic Multiliner Pens, 4 pack
Copic Multiliner Pens
Ranger Glossy Accents
Glossy Accents
EH|SSS
Mini MISTI
Mini MISTI
Ink Foam Applicator
Ink Foam Applicator
EH|SSS
Tweezers
Tweezers
EH|SSS
Sizzix Big Shot Machine
Sizzix Big Shot
S.COM|JOA
Thin Paper Tape
Thin Paper Tape
Zig Two-Way Glue Pen
Glue Pen
Scotch Foam Tape
Scotch Foam Tape
Tombow Mono Multi Glue
Tombow Mono Multi Glue
EH|SSS
Stampin' Up! Dimensionals
Dimensionals
ATG Tape Runner
ATG Tape Runner
EH|SSS

Comments

  1. wrote on May 10th, 2017 at 7:29 am

    Connie

    Such cute cards, Darlene. They look like a lot of fun to do too. I have the stamps and similar stencils, so I’m going to give them a try soon.

  2. wrote on May 10th, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    Delusional1

    Great technique…. thanks!!
    🙂
    Debbi…

  3. wrote on May 10th, 2017 at 3:21 pm

    Becka

    Nice technique. Love the gopher! Too cute.

  4. wrote on May 10th, 2017 at 3:52 pm

    Michelle Early

    I love all of these cards!! Interesting about some inks coloring the paste and some not.

  5. wrote on May 10th, 2017 at 4:10 pm

    Carol Mac

    Hahaha! Look at you using embossing paste! I am so glad you took it off the shelf! I find it relaxing too and love pulling off the stencil after using paste! I love these cards and will definitely try this technique! What a great idea!!

    One tip for you, when you pull off the stencil after adding the paste, just wipe your finger along the edges to smooth out the paste and then you don’t have to worry about cutting it off with scissors! 😎

  6. wrote on May 10th, 2017 at 5:03 pm

    Jan

    Great cards Darlene! The bear card Stencil would look great with a race car. I can’t help from thinking that as it is the Indianapolis 500 this month.

    • wrote on May 10th, 2017 at 6:45 pm

      Connie

      Yes, instead of a heart, have a flag in his hands and a suitable thought bubble sentiment. Good idea about the Indy 500 theme!

  7. wrote on May 10th, 2017 at 7:33 pm

    clarkmbl

    Too cute! I have to play with my paste more and this is an awesome incentive.

  8. wrote on May 10th, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    stampinspicer

    What cute cards!! I love these backgrounds!

  9. wrote on May 11th, 2017 at 3:56 am

    Kylie Adams

    What a happy accident – I love how the walnut ink stained the embossing paste – the effect is excellent 🙂 Beautiful cards.

  10. wrote on May 11th, 2017 at 6:23 am

    anitac

    These cards look awesome. Great technique. Of course stencils and paste is way beyond me. I am slow to try different mediums lol. Someday I will have more time to experiment. Darlene you are my go to person!
    Thanks again!

  11. wrote on May 11th, 2017 at 7:02 am

    jennyjo88

    Love these cards, and the Walnut Stain bleeding thru is a happy accident.

  12. wrote on May 11th, 2017 at 9:54 am

    Brenda L.

    These turned out so cute Darlene!!! I love that the brown distress ink soaked into the embossing paste, it gives such a cool look. Funny though how just the brown did it though. But I really like the look it gave! Hugs, Brenda

  13. wrote on May 11th, 2017 at 5:59 pm

    Barb H.

    I’m so happy to see you using that Gopher set! I’ve had my eye on it since the last time you used it and decided to include it with a SSS order I placed earlier this week. Now I really can’t wait for that order to arrive!

  14. wrote on May 12th, 2017 at 2:30 am

    Annette

    Darlene, Thanks for sharing another great technique. I have only tried it using Gesso, and it worked well. I can’t wait for June to purchase the new Stampin’ Up! embossing paste and their new stencils / decorative masks and try out your 3d technique.

  15. wrote on May 12th, 2017 at 6:41 pm

    Jennifer Stark

    I have embossing paste and haven’t used it!! Now is the time!! Do you just let it sit and dry, or do you need to dry it with an embossing gun? I LOVE this look!! I may try it with little circles and do an underwater scene!

    • wrote on May 16th, 2017 at 5:14 pm

      darlene

      Hi Jennifer. Just let it dry by itself – it takes about 15 min or so. It will bubble up if you heat it.

  16. wrote on May 13th, 2017 at 10:07 pm

    Colorful Card Maker

    These cards are so cute! I made a sheep card for mom for Mother’s Day. My mom loves to knit and these sheep are knitting. There are also balls of yarn. I colored the sheep blue and pink but I like how you did your sheep and I am going to do that next time. These cards are so cute! I’ll bet whoever gets these cards will love them as much as I do.

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