Hi everyone. Back with another stenciled card using embossing paste - can't get enough of this technique! :) Today I paired it with heated and die-cut copper for a masculine birthday card.
I discovered something by accident when making this. I have very worn cutting plates for my Big Shot, and when I cut the copper, the back side took on the "design" of the cuts from my plate ... I loved the look - almost like a "hammered" metal. I wanted that texture on the right side of my die-cut leaves, so I placed it back in my big shot, with the right side facing down on my worn cutting plate, placed the top cutting plate and ran it through. This transferred the pattern ... and it totally flattened my sprig. Awesome ... not only did I get the texture I wanted ... but all the sharp edges that I always worry about on my cards disappeared - a happy accident! Then I just used my stylus and mat to add the dimension back into the leaves.
More about the card. I masked off a strip on my stencil and filled with embossing paste. Once dry, I mounted my copper sprig on top and added a small gray banner with an embossed sentiment. Easy and fun card to make!
I'm entering this into the Less Is More Challenge (#156 - sketch). Love this sketch!
Stamps: Bitty Birthday (SU!)
Paper: White (Neenah); Basic Gray (SU!)
Accessories & Tools: Big Shot, Little Leaves die (Sizzix), Mini Cubist stencil (Crafter's Workshop), copper metal sheet .005 thickness (K&S Precision Metals), mini torch, white embossing powder, heat tool