I am here with my Unity - Friends with Flair project for the week. I am still trying to get used to it being on Tues/Wed instead of on Fridays!
Today I used a Unity grab bag "Thinking of You" stamp that I discovered belongs to their June 2014 Sentiment Kit. I love this gorgeous font!! I stamped it with Onyx Black Versafine Ink onto a dreamy watercolor background I made from another of....... yes, you guessed it.... my ****marker refilling experiment sheets****! Yay! :)
In my stash, I found a background I had made last year. It was yellow paper dry embossed with my Darice - Henna folder that I had inked with Distress Ink in Fired Brick, Walnut Stain, and Spiced Marmalade.
[I think I must have inked the wrong side of the folder when I was first learning, because it is on the debossed side, not the embossed side!! LOL!! Turns out that I like this folder debossed a lot better than embossed, so who knows....maybe I DID do it that way on purpose!!! Ha.]
This piece didn't have a lot of color (yet), but it had potential. So....I fussy cut around the swirly flowers and leaves and sponged with more distress inks for deeper, richer colors. Then I inked it gently with a Versamark pad and heat embossed it with Stampendous - Stamp and Bond Embossing Powder. Next I pressed a piece of partially-used gold Clearsnap - Designer Foil over the sticky design. I only wanted small bits of foil accents and this technique gave me exactly what I was desiring.
|If you look closely, you can see bits of foil accents on the floral design.|
To continue with the gold theme, I also did some gilding on the edge of my banner piece (which was made from a DCWV scrap). I dragged the edges over my Versamark pad and then heat embossed with WOW! Embossing Powder - Metallic Gold Rich Ultra High. I bought a BIG jar of this some time back, but hadn't opened it yet. Oh, my.....this is *just* the thing to give a delicious, heavy coat of gleaming gold!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! [Can't wait to start using this on my double embossed backgrounds!!! :) ]
I inked some burlap from my DCWV Burlap Paper Stack with Distress Ink in Tea Dye to warm up the color a little bit and used my WRMK Crop-a-Dile Corner Chomper to round the corners. [I won this tool from Taunya Butler (THANKS, Taunya!! I love it so much!) It bites into all sorts of materials effortlessly and rounds off the corners beautifully.] I love the texture the burlap brings!! I also added some gold punchinella behind the panels for more gleam and more texture. A few sequins in the corner and I was done.
Hope you have enjoyed this tour through my card today. Thank you for your lovely comments!!!
Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Unity - Friends with Flair Link-Up
2. Wow! Embossing Powder September Challenge - Use foils
3. Connie Can Crop Monthly Color Challenge #38
4. Word Art Wednesday Challenge #199 - Anything Goes Family Friendly
5. Little Scrap Pieces - Show-it-Off Saturday Linky Party
6. Simon Says Stamp Work-It Wednesday August 2015 - Autumn Theme
7. Mojo Monday - #414
8. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Make it Colorful
9. Quick Quotes Friday Challenge #55 - Anything Goes