Love You Cards | Sparkle Texture Paste

Hello! Today I have a couple of cards that I created using some fun silver sparkle texture paste from Creative Expressions. I love this shimmery paste and am looking forward to trying out the other colours it comes in - the sparkle and texture is awesome!

For the sentiments on the cards, I used the new Essentials by Ellen Love You So stamp set designed by the awesome Julie Ebersole. I love these stamps! The sentiments and fonts are perfect as a bold focal point on a card front and I thought they went perfectly with the stenciled designs.

I created the texture paste panels by first adhering the stencils onto my white cardstock pieces with removable tape and then I added the silver texture paste over top. I actually created a few different designs so I had a few to choose from for my cards. Once you start embossing with texture paste, it's addicting! ;)
The swirl pattern in the Rhapsody stencil from Memory Box is absolutely beautiful and I didn't want to completely cover it up, so I trimmed it down slightly to fit on my card base and added the vellum and cardstock heart pieces over top.

Before adhering the hearts, I stamped on the sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black ink and heat embossed over it with clear embossing powder. I love how shiny and clear the words are when you add the embossing powder on top. To complete the card, I added some small hearts diecut from the Simon Says Stamp Holiday Shapes die.
For my second card, I kept the colours the same but changed up the design a bit. I used the Starry Night stencil from Hero Arts to create the stars and then I diecut the panel using a Stitched Rectangle die from My Favorite Things. I adhered that to the center of the card with a piece of vellum in between and then created the sentiment circles like I did with the first card.

I used circles rather than hearts for the second card and offset the sentiment circle a little from the vellum for some added interest. I diecut a star from the same Holiday Shapes die and adhered it above the sentiment with a gem in the middle.

For added dimension on both cards, I adhered the sentiment pieces with foam adhesive, making sure to only add the adhesive behind the cardstock piece so it wouldn't show through the vellum.
I love creating multiple cards when using products like texture paste that require a little more work and clean up. I just create a bunch of cardstock pieces at once and then once they're dry I can create a bunch of different card designs! ;)