I finally jumped in and ordered some Dreamweaver embossing paste and the Falling Hearts stencil from Simon Says Stamp. I'm i love! I wish I had thought to take photos of the steps, but I was more worried about doing it right and forgot.
I taped some white card stock onto craft mat and taped the stencil over the card stock. I put gobs of embossing paste on the stencil and spread it around kind of mashing it in, then I scraped the excess off. There was a lot of excess. lol.
I will be using it again soon, so I'll take photos!
I made two cards from my embossed paper using the challenge from Pals Paper Arts as a starting point.
I had this image in mind of a bucket catching the hearts, so first I tried to line the stencil up and ink over the dried embossing paste. I used a few different colors of pink and just let it e what it was going to be. I cut a bucked from brown card stock and ran it through my cuttle bug with a woodgrain embossing folder and sponged it. I typed the sentiment and printed and punched it and layered it.
Then I assembled the card. The card bases are side fold, A2 style cards in pink card stock. I added ribbon to the embossed layer and adhered it to the card base I added the bucket on dimensionals and the sentiment on top of that.
Thanks for looking!
card stock: Melon Mambo, Blushing Bride, Whisper White--Stampin' Up!
ink: Melon Mambo, Blushing Bride, Pink Pirouette--Stampin' Up!
Tools: Embossing Paste--Dreamweavers, Falling Hearts stencil-- Simon Says Stamp, pallet knife, tape runner and dimensionals