I made these card fronts at an outing with Nora S. and two other ladies who had never used embossing paste. I was their teacher! It was so much fun. Everyone went home with five card fronts (except Nora who went home with seven!) and having learned four techniques: stenciling, using translucent embossing paste, using crackle paste, and using metal leaf.
Watercolor paper for all focal images
Dreamweaver Embossing Pastes
4 5/8" x 7 1/2"
Dreamweaver Stencil--Torch Ginger (Thank you, Shirley for lending this to me. It's beautiful.)
Copper Metallic Embossing Paste
Superior Variegated Metal Leaf–red for flower, green for stem and leaves
Top Matting--Fire Ice Stripe paper, but I don't know who makes it
Swarovski flatback crystals–Topaz, SS16
4 1/2" x 5 3/4"
Stenciled with Kaleidacolor inks
Translucent Embossing Paste
Matting--Polished Stone with Pinata Alcohol Inks (Calabaza Orange, Sunbright Yellow, Tangerine)
6 1/4" x 5 1/4"
Dreamweaver Stencil--Cypress Tree
Matte Black Embossing Paste
Crackle Embossing Paste (thin layer over dried black matte paste)
Kaleidacolor inks stenciled over dried crackle paste
Score-It used to score the bordering lines (I like the finished look this gives.)
5" x 6 1/4"
T.S.C. Designs Stencil--Redwood Forest
Silver or Gold Embossing Paste
Superior Variegated Black Metal Leaf
Judikin's Mica Gloss Inks used on frame
Nestabilities die cuts to cut and emboss center of frame
Bazzill Gold Leaf card
4 1/8" x 7 1/4"
Dreamweaver Stencil--Rose Bush
Kaleidacolor inks for stenciling
Transparent Embossing Paste
Top Matting--white cardstock inked with Kaleidacolor ink (I used a finger dauber. I love the way those work.)
Note: The Variegated Blue, Green, and Black Metal Leaf all look pretty much the same to me.