I started with my new experience - using embossing paste. Now I'm not a lover of heavy looking embellishment of any kind so I chose pastel colours to try to keep my card as light as possible. I mixed three colours into the paste before spreading through a stencil. And I only have the plastic type of stencils and I think metal ones are better for getting crisp outlines with paste.
Once the paste had dried I die cut a stitched circle from it and over stamped with some pale grey blooms and the first part of the sentiment.
The butterflies were stamped onto scraps of patterned paper and then die cut before being mounted onto pads in a triangle round the sentiment.
Stamps: Clearly Besotted, Everything Changes, Fresh Flowers
Inks: SU, smoky slate; Memento, tuxedo black, dandelion, rose bud, bahama blue
Dies: Clearly Besotted, Everything Changes; Lawn Fawn, large circle stackables
Stencil: Artsplorations, shutters
So what do you think of my first ever attempt at using paste? I have to say it was not as tricky as I feared. And will I use it again? Well I won't be rushing, but I'm glad I tried it and I'm not saying never.
I'm going to pop this card into the challenge at Less is More where they want to see a stencil being used on a card.
Time now for you to check out what the rest of the AAA Cards DT have been up to with paste and stencils - here - some more experienced users amongst us, so you're bound to be inspired. And we have a fab Guest Designer - Shona Chambers - joining us for this challenge, now there's a talented lady, go visit her blog!
Thanks for your time today. And keep crafting!