Well it's Thursday again and after last weeks fiasco of trying to get my blog posted, I decided I wouldn't wait until Thursday morning to post. About a week and a half ago, my friend Joy and I decided we would go on a road trip which would have us arriving at The Stamp Art Shoppe in Roseville, CA. just as Lynell was about to start her class on embossing metal using Dreamweaver stencils. Since I wasn't able to go the Anaheim for winter CHA because I broke my foot I really wanted to check out what she was doing. I also was able to meet Pam Hornschu who is also on the Dream Team it was really great to put a name and face together, plus she has the same kind of wacky sense of humor that I have. Anyway here's what I came up with this week. I started with lavender stardream metallic cardstock and made a gatefold card. My next artistic endevor was to see if I remembered how to emboss the metal by sending it thru my big shot...ok it worked, next I lightly sanded the embossed area. I used the peacock feather background stencil (LJ 840 ) and teal metal. After doing this I cut the background in half and put it on each side of the gatefold. Next I took the same lavender cardstock and pasted the single peakcock feather (LL 437) with Silver Metallic paste, I let it dry and then used Variegated Blue Gold Leafing. If you have any questions about how to do these techniques leave me your question and e-mail address and I will contact you with the answer. This was a fun card to do and now that I have worked with the metal embossing I'm ready to experiment a little more. NOw don't forget to leave me a comment and be sure to go to the other designer's blogs as well , there are always some really great tips and cards for you to see. By for now see you all soon.