I think this may be my first time using a Make-It-Monday technique during the same week it is posted. Usually I forget about it or the deadline for linking has passed. I've only used embossing paste one other time and that was for Stamp-a-Faire last August. I really like the technique though and plan to use it again. Here is my card for Papertrey Ink's Make-It-Monday #201.
Obviously I didn't use a Cover Plate die. I chose a heart-shaped confetti die from the Shakers & Sprinkles kit and cut a temporary stencil from cardstock. I smooshed a Pure Poppy inkpad onto a craft mat and mixed the ink with translucent embossing paste to get this pretty pink color. Then I placed my stencil on a piece of white cardstock and spread the paste with a palette knife. When I lifted it up, I got this large heart made of little pink hearts. My paste seeped underneath in a few spots due to my stencil being a bit warped, but not too badly. Not all of the hearts came out the same thickness, which created a slight color variation. I like the look!
I stamped a sentiment from Love Lives Here underneath the heart in black ink. I added strips of 1/8" Scor-Tape along the sides and covered them with Sugar Cube glitter. The whole panel was then mounted on a Hibiscus Burst card base. Sweet and simple!
Stamps: Love Lives Here (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento); Pure Poppy (Papertrey Ink)
Paper: White, Hibiscus Burst (Papertrey Ink)
Misc: Shakers & Sprinkles Make It Market Kit die (Papertrey Ink); translucent embossing paste (Wendy Vecchi); Sugar Cube glitter (Martha Stewart); 1/8" Scor-Tape