This time I have done it with a bit of a twist. Instead of stenciling directly onto the paper or onto white embossing paste I decided to go for a strong contrast and use black embossing paste. I paste-embossed the thank you (LM222) and the thistle (LL3001) with the Matte Black Embossing Paste, let them dry, and after repositioning the clean stencil onto the pasted image, I then positioned the screen (Dreamweaver's SC) on top of the stencil with a long piece of tape on one side. This hinged piece of tape allows me to flip the screen open like a hinged door to look at what I have stenciled. Next I stenciled the leaves of the thistle with Brilliance metallic gold ink by Tsukineko through this screen. Then I stenciled the upper portion with metallic silver Brilliance ink and the crown of the thistle was stenciled with a lavender Brilliance ink. I left the thank you just matte black for a strong contrast. The lavender cardstock (this is a beautiful paper from Hanko Designs called Tsumugi Purple and comes from Japan-it really pastes beautifully) was mounted onto a metallic gold paper and then this was mounted with several pieces of foam tape onto the darker purple cardstock. The final embellishment was one of the three inch gold pins stuck through three pieces of ribbon (the beautiful gold ribbon was from Creative Impressions) and gold cord. It was pushed all the way into a piece of the foam mounting tape under the lavender cardstock to keep it from poking through the cardstock. If you would like a flyer with the faux cross-stitch instructions just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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