Stamp a plain piece of cardstock with watermark ink (VersaMark, Perfect Medium, etc)
Piece above is 4x5.25 to be used on a 4.25x5.5 cardbase
Stipple CS with various shades of Perfect Pearls, PearlX, etc
(Or, you can layer different embossing powders but be careful bc they will get mixed together)
Heatset powders then dry emboss using pattern/method of choice. I use the Sizzix Big Shot.
Make frame 1 of 2 ways:
1. Cut paper into desired # of squares and glue to card base or a mat piece of CS leaving thin gaps in between each square, or
2. Glue piece as a whole to card base or a mat piece of CS and adhere 4 very thin strips across it to form frame
Add desired sentiment, embellishments, etc. Can also mat it onto coordinating CS and then glue to card base.