Do you remember when the Lasting Impressions dry embossing templates were all the rage? I bought this stencil and dotted paper at the scrapbook convention in '01. I bought numerous other stencils as well as the modeling paste for another techinque you could use with them. I never tried that technique and only made a couple more cards using dry embossing!
I don't know why, but I still have all those metal stencils. Why would I do all that work when I can run it through the Big Shot with an embossing folder?!
This is a petal card I made for my Mom for Mother's Day '01. I didn't have a "Happy Mother's Day" stamp, so I used a versamark marker to write the sentiment on vellum, then embossed it.
My friend Christina and I used to make these petal cards all the time. She had the great idea to use them to "wrap" a small piece of jewelry for little girls' birthday gifts. We used to get together every couple of months and have Stamp-a-thons. We would stamp all day and half the night until we had our stash of cards replenished.