Here they are:
|Click to enlarge to see detail in the stencil|
|Click on image to enlarge to see stenciled detail|
It's easier than ever to use stencils now, with the Cuttlebug, Sizzix, and other machines. I have the Cuttlebug, and I simply put it through my machine using this sandwich: B plate, rubber mat, stencil, card stock, B plate, and I used two card stock weight shims. Comes out perfect every time. Gone are the days of light boxes and hand cramps from embossing with the stylus!! It's sooooo easy with the 'bug." If you wish to color your embossed images, just keep the stencil on, and use inks or chalks to color. I use an alligator clip with pieces of foam to add ink, or with tiny cotton pom poms to add chalk. Easy-peasy and super adorable!
The backgrounds are done with Spellbinder's and Provo Craft embossing lates. Just a punched butterfly (with some embossing plate detail on the wings) and some flowers and pearl accents and the cards are finished. Elegant, yet easy-peasy.
Hope you enjoyed!