From way-way-way back I have on hand some Heritage Handicrafts Dimensional Paint.
This paint has a pearlescent finish to it. I remembered it being kind of 'loose' so it squished under the stencil before. Not any more. Sitting on the shelf several years will firm it right up. LOL!
I taped the stencil to the cream colored cardstock and scooped out the very thick paste. Then I used an old gift card as a squeege to scrape the paint into the openings of the stencil.
I lifted the stencil carefully and you can see how clean the image is.
While reading the jar to see how long it would take to day, I noticed that it said 'if you want more dimension, you can dry it with a heat gun'. Yes, Please!
Oh, I think I'm in love! Look at that surface!
Alas, all that puffiness is just air and a touch will collapse all those little pillows. So I touched it like crazy and ended up with a beautiful texture anyway.
From this I made a card with heart stickers, some in cardstock and some puffy.
You gotta know I am saving all the trimmings of these techniques as 'table scraps' for use on future projects.