Today's Create With Connie & Mary Saturday Blog Hop theme is Glitz & Glam, featuring metallic embossing, gold leafing, DSP with metallic accents, foil, or glimmer paper. I think I got all but the glimmer paper on here, and since shiny is right up my alley, this was a fun card to make!
I started with the absolutely gorgeous Expressions in Ink Specialty DSP and used the colors to inspire the die cuts. Yes, there are two of the leafy branch... one in gold and one in Bermuda Bay. I sponged some Bermuda Bay ink on the die cut to darken it a bit so it would stand out more.
The gold stripe down the left side of the card was created with a strip of Tear & Tape Adhesive covered with Gilded Leafing. Have you used that stuff yet? It is feather-light and fun to work with, but I find myself holding my breath so I don't blow it all over the place! And then wondering why I'm getting dizzy, LOL. After pressing the leafing on the adhesive, I used a piece of Stamping Sponge (retired) to carefully brush off the excess, leaving that beautiful gold stripe.
To complete the card, the 'Happy Birthday' was heat embossed in gold and a gold cord bow was added. (Since the Artistically Inked stamp set was back ordered when I made this card, I used the greeting from Sweet As A Peach.)
Stampin' Up! products used:
- Sweet As A Peach stamp set
- Bermuda Bay cardstock and ink
- Expressions In Ink Specialty DSP and Gold Foil Sheets
- Heat Tool, VersaMark ink, and gold embossing powder
- Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine and Artistic Dies
- Gilded Leafing and Simply Elegant Trim
- Tear & Tape Adhesive, Mini Glue Dots, Multipurpose Liquid Glue