Hey everyone! Today I am submitting a card for the Hero Arts Holiday Cardmaking Challenge. Isn't this one fun? I just LOVE the background stamp (Garland Bold Prints). It reminds me of those gorgeous, glamorous long strings of pearls and jewels that the flappers of the '20's would wear. I think it would be perfect for Christmas or New Year's, or a birthday, a retirement, a graduation, a wedding, any kind of dressy celebration. Even a girls' night out invitation - how FUN would that be?! I can't wait to try more techniques with this stamp. There is SO much you can do with it!
The sentiment is from the WOOT WOOT set from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps. The sentiments in this set are fun and sassy, and they always make me smile!
To make this card, I first heat embossed the background stamp in gold embossing powder onto a 4 5/8" square of Very Vanilla cardstock. After it had cooled, I sponged on the following colors from the bottom up: So Saffron, Victorian Velvet Distress Ink, Rich Razzleberry, and Pacific Point. As an afterthought, I added a little touch of Pumpkin Pie to the bottom, and I love the warmth it gives. I used a clean rag to buff the ink off of the gold embossed areas.
I wanted to mat the panel on some gold foil cardstock but all I have left are little scraps, so I used a Krylon gold leafing pen to go around the outer edge. Cheaper and less bulky for mailing anyway! Win!
To finish the card, I matted the embossed panel onto a Basic Black square that was 3/16" larger, and then onto a 5 1/4" square Pacific Point card base. I stamped the "Get your party on" sentiment onto a 4 5/8" strip of Basic Black and heat embossed it in gold, then adhered it to the bottom of the front panel.
Here's the inside of the card - this sentiment is also from the WOOT WOOT set, and I stamped it in Rich Razzleberry:
Such a fun, happy project to make! I hope you enjoyed seeing my process today. Thanks for stopping by!
Ink: Victorian Velvet Distress Ink, SU So Saffron, Rich Razzleberry, Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie, Versamark
Paper: SU Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Pacific Point
Accessories and Tools: Gold embossing powder, heat gun, Krylon gold leafing pen, sponge wedges