Embossing Paste Christmas Card – How To With Jowilna

Turn an experiment into a Christmas card – I often have bits of cardstock lying around that have ink on them: used as testers, leftover embossing paste stencilled through a stencil from a previous project and so on. I never chuck these pieces of cardstock away as they can always be turned into something truly unique.

I used this piece that had embossing paste stars on it and created a shimmering background for a Christmas card – simple, quick and easy.


  • Step 1

    Gather three colours of All-Purpose Inks to create the shimmering coloured background with.

  • Step 2

    Apply embossing paste through a stencil and leave to dry. Or in my case use a piece that already had embossing paste patterns on it.

  • Step 3

    Use a soft paintbrush and paint a layer of All-Purpose Ink over the surface. I used Lemon Yellow. Leave to dry.

  • Step 4

    Paint a layer of Frost White All-Purpose Ink over the Lemon Yellow.

  • Step 5

    See how the Frost White just makes the yellow sparkle and shine.

  • Step 6

    Paint a layer of Vegas Gold All-Purpose Ink over both layers. I used a soft flat brush for the last 2 steps, dry brushing over the previous colour for a soft look and being careful not to cover up the previous layer completely.

Add coloured splats to the background using red, white and black. Leave to dry. Use a Grey Memento Luxe Ink to blend around the edges. Add some decorative elements from your Kaisercraft Christmas range to complete your card.

And there you have a beautiful shimmering Embossing Paste Christmas Card made from an otherwise scrap piece of cardstock.


Post by The Wholesaler’s Designer Jowilna Nolte. We are very proud to introduce you to our first designer, Jowilna Nolte. Jowilna is a true creative and she will be sharing some of her passion and creativity with you.


  1. Eldoret Sykes

    Such a lovely card. Stunning idea to use what is leftover or lying around

  2. Sandy Lowrey

    Jowilna you always come up with such lovely designs. We all have bits left over from other projects, such a great way to use them. Thanks.

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