The beauty and elegance of some of the new Stampin' Up! products in our Occasions Catalogue is beyond compare really and I had a brain wave when I was planning my card yesterday. I wanted to use one of my detailed dies and then emboss the die cut with Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder (or any metallic embossing powder for that matter). Then I saw the latest Freshly Made Sketches' Challenge for this week and I knew which one I wanted to use: Here's the layout:
It was perfect for the So Detailed Thinlit Dies and I could just see the beautiful Falling in Love Designer Series Paper behind it! Then I had to find some sentiments to fit the die cuts and that turned out to be a difficult task. You see, my sister's best friend, since she was in high school 48 years ago, passed away yesterday, and I wanted to make a sympathy card for her. I turned to the Wetlands stamp set and the Flourishing Phrases set for the sentiments.
- After die cutting the center band, I embossed the Thinking of You sentiment on the center section. I had to be very careful with it because it just fits! Then I pressed the intricately die cut parts into the Versamark ink and sprinkled on more Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder, using a paint brush to brush away any powder that was too heavily concentrated. Then I heat set it with the Heat Tool. Likewise, I embossed the sentiment at the bottom of the Very Vanilla panel in gold.
- I centered the die cut panel on a piece of the Falling In Love Designer Series Paper, as wide as the Very Vanilla panel but shorter and glued both pieces onto the card front of Sahara Sand.
- I used the new Very Vanilla 1/4" Satin Ribbon to tie a small bow to add to card front as well.
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