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Stencil Class Day 3 and Merry Mondays

Today is all about using embossing paste. I don't buy any - already enough stuff in my craft room... I make my own. Its super easy, feels soft and velvety when dry and it holds up well. It also dries really fast. For now I only have time to show you one card, but perhaps later today I'll show you more...

The stencil is by TCW called Mini Branches. The recipe for the embossing paste you can find HERE. Just keep in mind - depending on the humidity the amount of water varies, but can be easily adjusted.

The bird is Memory Box - perched Reed Bird. The little birds are by Impression Obsession. The sentiment is Hero Arts.

Challenges: Merry Monday - Red, Vanilla, Kraft and Chocolate with Ribbon 
CHNC - Trees
CHNC extra - anything Christmas
Snippets Playground - use a snippet 


Kristie Goulet said…
Love this! Good for you for making your own embossing paste. Love this stencil and the pop of red from the birds! Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday!
WONDERFUL card! Love it!
WONDERFUL card! Love it!
Cathy said…
Gorgeous card Cornelia, love the pops of red against the kraft. Cathy x
Gail said…
Lovely cardinal card - my mom would love it very much! Nice creation with the trees too! thanks for dropping this off at Crafty Hazelnuts Jan Christmas challenge - be sure to return in February - have a fun week! Gail GDT
Vicki Dutcher said…
Fabulous use! WTG making your own embossing paste -- I wish I knew recipe about 4 weeks ago! :)
Di said…
Brilliant Cornelia - way to go making your own embossing paste!

Hugs, Di xx
Deborah said…
What a beautiful project I especially love the red bird
Mrs A. said…
My ears shot up when I heard freebie! Thanks for the info on how to make our own freebie paste. Can you just let us English know what the big T and little t stand for though as we have different measurements over here? Would that be tablespoon and teaspoon.
Like your awesome tree using the stencil and paste. Looks super on the kraft backing. Hugs Mrs A.
Bonnie said…
This is so pretty with the white birch trees and red birds! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!
Patti P. said…
Your card caught my eye in the linkz right away. Love the white trees on Kraft and clever you using embossing this idea.
Gorgeous work.
Greta said…
Oh my goodness--this is one fantastic card!
Julia Aston said…
Your stenciled tree is super! love the colors on this!
Hazel said…
I love the colours and your beautiful tree. Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely card - hope to see you again soon. x
Anni said…
Hallo Klassenkameradin!
Ich bin auch bei der Online Card Class dabei, bin aber ncoh nciht dazu gekommen die Anregungen umzustezen!
Deine Karte ist auch wunderschön geworden, ich liebe diese Farbkombi!
Darnell said…
Great job on the class homework and the snippets use on this stunning card, Cornelia!! Enjoy the day! Hugs, Darnell
Claret Belle said…
This is a great card!
I had no idea one could make their own embossing paste. I love your card. I like to see the colors red and kraft together. They look so nice.
Colleen said…
Cornelia, first thank you for leaving me some sweet comments on my blog...I took a meander through your blog and love what I am seeing...You are so clever and I like your designs. How clever to make your own paste, love what you did in the stencil class!!
Kim Heggins said…
What a gorgeous card! I love those colors and the sweet little red birds, so cute.

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