Bless­ings

CardMaker - - All-occasion Cards - De­sign by Linda Bee­son

1. Form a 41/4 x 6-inch card from wa­ter­color pa­per; round bot­tom cor­ners.

2. Place sten­cil on card front; ap­ply em­boss­ing paste with pal­ette knife, leav­ing some open ar­eas. Re­move ex­cess paste with pal­ette knife. Care­fully re­move sten­cil; let paste dry.

3. Stamp three sets of leaves onto wa­ter­color pa­per; sprin­kle on em­boss­ing pow­der and heat-set.

4. Ap­ply stain to leaves; spritz with water to blend. Die-cut leaves.

5. Die-cut “bless­ings” from metal­lic card­stock; ad­here to card.

6. Ad­here two sets of leaves; ad­here third set of leaves with foam tape. •

MA­TE­RI­ALS

Strath­more wa­ter­color pa­per Die Cuts With A View cop­per metal­lic card­stock Stamp sets: Al­te­new (Pe­ony Scrolls); My Fa­vorite Things (Cheer­ful Bless­ings) Clearsnap ColorBox white ink pad Clearsnap ColorBox white em­boss­ing pow­der Ranger Dis­tress Stain: dusty concord, seed­less pre­serves Dreamweaver Sten­cils metal­lic gold em­boss­ing paste The Crafter’s Work­shop Chevron sten­cil Dies: Win­nie & Wal­ter (The Big, the Bold and Bless­ings); Al­te­new (Pe­ony Scrolls) Die-cut­ting ma­chine Em­boss­ing heat tool Dreamweaver Sten­cils pal­ette knife Fiskars cor­ner-rounder punch Spray bot­tle with water 3M ad­he­sive foam tape Pa­per ad­he­sive

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