I bought a stencil template and hadn't a clue what to use it for-it is rather nice and was from Imagination Crafts. I started out with a piece of white card, my brayer and a big and juicy ink pad. Next I used the brayer to cover the stencil thinking the ink would go onto the card--wrong! I turned the stencil over onto the card and it left a really nice image--the one you can see on the backing card and the flowers. Then I sprayed gold spray paint--a very nice removable variety--using the stencil--that doesn't show up at all on the picture--sob sob.
A bit of gold backing paper for the leaves that were on a card I received ages ago. Then I stamped thank you straight onto the card--clean and simple-hopefully.