Once again, I'm reverting to old techniques. Old is new again to those who haven't tried it before. In this technique, I pulled out my old metal stencils that I used with a light box and stylus years ago. This is how we embossed before embossing folders were invented.
I ran the metal stencil through the Big Shot with the silicone rubber and impressions mat. These direction are printed on Tab 1 of the Multipurpose Platform. I cut out the embossed cardstock & rounded the corners to remove the lines from edge of stencil.
I used the stencil to add chalk to the raised areas. I also added chalk to the edges to soften the look. I then sprayed the chalked cardstock with fixative so it won't rub off. Next, I rolled the edge on Versamark ink, dipped it in gold embossing powder and heated it with heat gun. I cut the purple frame using the same method - trimmer & corner rounder punch. I stamped the sentiment onto the base card with Palette Iris ink pad. Finally, I adhered the framed layer to cream base card.
Now, I have a whole bunch of metal stencils to try out. These have been taking up storage space for years.