CMCC#72 Lawn Fawn Birthday – Embossing Paste Alternative

Birthday Cards, Cards

Hi there! Thanks so much for dropping by for another Colour Me! challenge post. This week the challenge is to create a project using turquoise, yellow, and green.


A few weeks ago, Sue, from Sue’s Card Craft, posted this card to the challenge. I’ve had her whimsical scene in my head ever since so that’s what inspired this week’s project.


I used lots of different techniques on this card, but the one I want to mention in particular is using a homemade stencil and white acrylic caulking instead of embossing paste.

Acrylic caulking is available at any home improvement store and costs about $2/tube. So far in my use with it, it is a perfect substitution for harder to find embossing paste. Cool, eh?! To create my stencil, I used the free cloud shape that comes with the Silhouette Studio software and cut it from a piece of transparency. If you don’t have an electronic cutting machine, you can always create your own stencils with dies, or punches, or even scissors. I plan to re-use this stencil, but you can always use cardstock (white works best) for a single use stencil if you don’t have any transparency material to spare.

I hope that I’ve inspired you to play along with us at the Colour Me challenge this week. Make sure to visit the other designers to see their inspiration and get your mojo flowing–


Until next time,



6 thoughts on “CMCC#72 Lawn Fawn Birthday – Embossing Paste Alternative

  1. Wow, wow, and WOW!!!! You just keep cranking out the cute little critters! You are a genius with the caulk!!!! I also live in a small area, so I may just have to borrow your idea! How awesome! Thanks for sharing!!!!

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