I decided I wanted to have the Mosaic Heart as the focal image-colored with distress ink and embossed with clear embossing powder for a great shine. In order to get the tiny hearts only around the focal image I used a technique I call Stencil Masking- it's like using a diffuser when dry embossing but with texture paste and stencils instead. I first inked the mosaic heart and embossed- then I placed the tiny hearts stencil over it and masked off the area of the mosaic heart on the tiny hearts stencil using post it tape. After masking was complete I used texture paste over the open areas of the stencil. I am definitely thinking about doing a tutorial for this since it is better explained with pics. Please comment below if you would be interested in a tutorial for this technique!
I wanted to keep the image clean and simple so I used the die-cut word Love from black cardstock and embossed several time with clear embossing powder to add more texture and shine. I love how the texture of the clear embossing on the focal image is complimented by the texture of the paste. The Tiny Hearts is a fantastic stencil by SSS and can be found here at simon says stamp and the mosaic is so versatile-you can get yours on their site as well.
Here's a close-up of the textured hearts:
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