For the Inspiration Challenge we're headed across the pond to a lovely site. I chose THIS for my inspiration.
My card today took way longer that I planned on spending but that's how it goes sometimes. I wanted a twig wreath w/ stars on it but I wanted them to be a silver/gold mix & look a little rustic. The stars were pretty easy. I die cut them then covered them w/ a mix of silver ink on the inside & gold ink around the edges then sprinkled on 2 different embossing powders. One is a gilded gold (mostly clear w/ gold flecks) & the other was a stardust powder (mostly clear w/ little sparkles & a hint of silver). I did the same for the grosgrain ribbon die & bow die cut. On the wreath, I die cut it out of brown then used the same gold ep just in places here & there.
Then the part that took too long happened because I thought w/ the open area in the center, why not make it a shaker? But the sequins looked too bright & shiny. So I did the embossing again on a piece of ivory & die cut the sequins using a sequin die. Big trouble! Most the embossing flaked right off. So...I had piece sticker paper w/ most of the stickers gone & just the borders left. I peeled it off & stuck my sequins to the sticky side & embossed them again. That worked. Then I put it all together & stamped half of the greeting on the front w/ Versa Clair nocturne & sprinkle the gilded gold powder on it & embossed it. You can see it in the close up (on my blog) but head on, it just looks black.
Thanks so much for looking. Closeups & product links are on my blog: The Write Stuff
Date: Friday, October 11, 2019 GMT Views: 581
This turned out beautifully! I had a card that took way longer than planned this week! I decided to color and inlay flowers but that is a story for another time! This is so elegant. I like the look of the bow with the gross grain ribbon die!