Hi everyone! I’m Sara Naumann. First, a big thank you to Julie for being so gracious and letting me share my slight—okay, out of control—stencil addiction with you today!
For this card, I’m using the Pattern Leaves. It’s one of my favorite stencils because it’s a great basic and it’s super-versatile. It’s also perfect for this stencil-embossed technique. I’m a step-by-step kind of gal, so you can check out the process with photos below—you can also watch the video tutorial!
The leaf shape is stenciled onto a heat-embossed background, so let’s start there and build our way up.
First, brayer embossing ink thoroughly onto a piece of white matte cardstock. Immediately sprinkle with Opaque Primary Sunny Yellow embossing powder. Tap off the excess and heat set. Be sure to allow plenty of time for embossing, and for the melted powder to cool.
Place your stencil on top of the embossed piece. You can use any of the leaves—or all three!—but I chose the bold silhouette. You’ll want to tape it down to the embossed piece with masking, stencil or washi tape.
The rest of the card is very simple: Brads are at each corner, and the piece is then matted on kraft and black cardstock. The teal cardstock is stamped with the script and circles design from Eclectica ESN10. Twine goes around the corner and the entire piece is matted with red cardstock onto a black card base.
Sara is a full-time designer in the craft industry. As a regular columnist for papercrafting magazines, she’s constantly exploring new techniques, ideas and products to share with fellow crafters. Her newest DVD is Mixed Media Made Easy, available at Paper Wishes. When she’s not teaching, designing, writing or hosting her weekly You Tube show, Sara’s spending time with her family and chasing after her small crafter-in-training daughter.
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