I've seen people using a hemstitch border with a background colour showing through and really like the look of it so finally broke down and bought the hemstitch dies. This is my first card using one of them.
The design of the card was inspired from some cards I've seen on Pinterest with a bunch of squares of alcohol ink background and heat embossed images. I used a variety of blue AIs as it's my sister's favourite colour and her birthday is coming up. I dribbled the AIs on glossy cs, spritzed with blending solution and let the colours run and then dry.
I die cut six squares out of the panel and put each one in my Misti (using a Sizzix Sticky Grid sheet to hold them in place as the little squares were too small to hold down with magnets). I stamped and heat embossed various bits of wildflower images, half of them in white and half in gold.
Then I arranged them on white cs with a gold heat embossed sentiment below, and die cut with the hemstitch rectangle. I didn't have any gold cs that perfectly matched the gold heat embossing, so cut a rectangle of white cs and heat embossed its edges in the same gold embossing powder. Layered it behind the main panel and then added the whole thing to a white card base.
Date: Thursday, October 7, 2021 GMT Views: 354
Registered: October 19, 2007 Location: Packer Country, WI Posts: 65718
Thu, Oct 07, 2021 @ 5:41 PM
Beautifully done, Susan. Thanks for the detailed recipe for this card. Love when someone gives great instructions and we learn from them. Great idea to do the strip of gold with the embossing powder so it matched. The hemstitch border looks like foiling. Lovely look with the blues and golds. TFS