Here I have taken a brand new Claritystencil, Madeleine, and run her through a Gran Calibur embossing machine. This may be old hat to many of you, but to me, Stampy Barby, this type of paper embossing is totally new, and I think it is SO totally elegant!
Then I notice that, depending on which side of the card I look at, I can get a positive or negative impression, an inny or an outy. Another lightbulb moment for a stamper like me.
Both for the inny and the outy, place the stencil back over the embossed lineart, and tape it into position using low-tack masking tape. Gently brush back and forth across the Madeleine stencil.
Once the base colour is down, start only brushing in one direction. This will add shade.
The hardest thing about applying colour is knowing when to stop.
I used a make-up sponge on the flower, to bring it out a little....
But there's still a skill in simple...