Hello my friends! Today's card was inspired by the many beautiful creations that I saw from our Blog Hop on Saturday. I hope you all enjoyed it. There were so many talented ladies from all over the world. This will be a monthly Blog Hop so keep watch for next month's. Today's card was created for my friend Angie who is the creator of our Blog Hop. I had some technical difficulties getting my post working correctly and Angie spent hours working with me on Saturday figuring out why it wasn't working. We finally got it all figured out and everything works great. I wanted to send Angie a card to let her know how much I appreciated her help.
I wanted to use the Art Gallery Bundle especially because I wanted to use the new Gilded Leafing. It is so pretty and so easy to use.
To create the flower, I stamped the more solid image of the flower using Poppy Parade ink on Flirty Flamingo cardstock. I stamped the second part of the flower image over top of the first part using Versamark ink. I then added a new product called Heat & Stick powder. It works like embossing powder in that you add it to your Versamark ink and then heat it to melt it. Unlike embossing powder though, it becomes an adhesive once it melts.
To this I added my Gilded Leafing flakes by just pressing the flakes right on top of the Heat & Stick. I will be honest with you here - they are a little messy to work with. I poured a very small amount into a plastic container with a snap lid and worked with those flakes rather than from the original container. It feels like the leafing flakes expand once they are out of the jar. I have a heat vent that blows right above my craft table so I had to be careful that the heat didn't come on while I was working with this. I think it is totally worth the small struggle because it is so beautiful. Once the Gilded Leafing flakes are attached to the Heat & Stick, it is really stuck on well. There are lots of other flakes stuck to the flower due to static electricity. I just used a tissue to rub off the excess flakes and put them back into the container. I didn't want to waste a single flake of this lovely gold. Once I was sure that I had all of the excess rubbed off, I used the corresponding die to cut out the flower.
I stamped the stem and leaves stamp onto Old Olive cardstock using Mossy Meadow ink. I cut this out using the corresponding die from the bundle.
I used Poppy Parade for my card base. On top of this I added a layer of Basic Gray cardstock at an angle. On top of this I added a piece of designer paper from the Fine Art Floral DSP set. I placed this at an angle opposite to the Basic Gray cardstock. On top of this, I added a strip of Whisper White cardstock that I embossed using the new Painted Texture 3D embossing folder. I added this to the card front using dimensionals. I added my flower on top of the embossed cardstock using dimensionals.
I stamped my sentiment from the bundle using Basic Gray ink on a small strip of Whisper White cardstock. I used one of the dies in the bundle to cut out the mat for my sentiment. I used Basic Gray cardstock for the mat piece. I added this to the left side of my card using a dimensional on the left side and a small dab of Tombo multipurpose glue on the right side.
What I used for today's card:
Whisper White Cardstock (No longer Available)
Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed this card. I really hope my friend Angie likes it. She was so incredibly patient with me while we were trying to figure out why my blog wasn't linking up properly. I think she was also working with a couple other people at the same time so she had a lot going on. I am very thankful that she figured out the issue and we were able to get things working properly. I like to send cards to let people know how much they are appreciated. Do you have someone in your life that could use a card? Maybe you should send one to them....
Stay well and keep creating!