My favorite thing to do with any template is to dry emboss. I just LOVE the look of it and it's simple to do. My favorite thing to do with these particular templates is to letterpress. Not only does it deboss the image, but it adds ink at the same time giving you a textured, patterned paper!
For my first card, I took the template and put it on scrap paper.
I took a black ink pad and pressed the pad all over the template to get complete coverage.
Next I put a piece of plain white cardstock over the inked template.
I made my Cuttlebug sandwich from the bottom up:
Tan Embossing Mat
2-3 pieces of cardstock to act as a shim.
Roll sandwich through Cuttlebug and remove template.
Now you have your textured, patterned paper!
Trim and add to your card and finish!
The second card I have for you uses Maya Mist with the template. Specifically I used Iridescent Pearl. All I did was take my patterned paper and lay the template over top. I sprayed the Iridescent Pearl Maya Mist over top and then dabbed with a paper towel before removing the template. It takes your patterned paper to a whole new level! It becomes almost like a hologram. Using this on just plain cardstock is also a great effect! With a light, pearlescent color like this one, it is stunning on dark cardstock.
These templates come in a variety of patterns and they are very affordable at $6.99! In fact, they are even more affordable since each of the Center of Attention products will be on sale for a limited time following our product spotlight (February 16-17). There is a 15% discount on all Impressabilities templates at Taylored Expressions!
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