This card was done for a challenge on Two Peas, to create a card with stencilling and stamping, and also for the current challenge on Wednesday Stamper.
I stitched and beaded the simple bridge-and-water design first, then applied Dreamweaver embossing paste (with a Dreamweaver brass stencil) in two colours/two steps (black matte and gold glossy).
I masked all the tree's leaves, and spread the black first. Then I let it dry and did the reverse: masked the tree trunk areas and applied the gold glossy paste.
The masking proved far more difficult than I'd imagined, because the stencil is so detailed.
Then I applied Variegated Green/Gold Leafing to (ha ha!) the leaves!
Finally, I used a Quietfire stamp at the bottom, and put it all together on a black base.
Here are some other Asian inspired cards, mainly using Dreamweaver stencils and embossing paste, and some variegated gold leafing.
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