About the stencil, I tried several different methods and some worked better than others. The window sheets were too thick, regular cards stock and vellum fell apart. I used the thin plastic film that is on top of the photopolymer stamps set and it was too flimsy. I tried making one stencil to cover my paper completely and it was too hard to manipulate with the various materials. I finally used the glossy paper and just cut one stencil for each of the trees. I moved those stencils around the paper and iced it with the embossing paste. It was the easiest method and produced the best result. Below is the die set.
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