Welcome everyone! I’m not quite ready for summer to be over but that doesn’t mean I can’t start working on Fall cards. In today’s projects, I’m going to be showing you two ways to add gold to your cards. I know there are tons of different ways, but I’ll just be focusing on two.
I have a video that you can view down below or HERE on my Youtube channel.
For my first card, I’m starting with the Mosaic Leaves stencil from Taylored Expressions. I spray the back with Pixie Spray which will leave the stencil tacky on one side. This helps keep all of those fine lines of the stencil in place while I blend.
I attach the stencil to a piece of Sugar Cube card stock and ink blend Sweet Basil, Toffee, Dijon, and Sweet Potato Pie using my Taylored Expressions Blending Brushes. Once I remove the stencil, I will lightly go over the areas again so the lines are not so bright white.
My first way of adding gold is by using Gold Metallic Ink from Hero Arts. I add a couple drops to my craft sheet, mix with a little water and flick onto my blended background.
Once dry, I trim my panel down to 4″ x 5 1/4″ and add craft foam to the panel for some dimension. Then I can add it to a card base made from Buttercream Frosting card stock.
Using Gold Foil card stock, I die cut out a heart and added to the front of the panel with Gina K Designs foam squares. For my sentiment, I’m using the new Simple Strips Friendship stamp set. These are amazing because you can get so many sentiment cut in one pass.
I stamped the sentiments onto Chocolate Truffle card stock using Embossing ink. Then sprinkled on Taylored Expressions Gold Embossing Powder and heat set. Using the coordinating die, I die cut out all of my sentiments. I pulled out the ones I was going to use and the others I will put in a little baggie to use for a future card.
For my second card, I ink blended the same colors as before onto Sugar Cube card stock. Then using the Mosaic Leaves stencil, I added Gina K Designs Glitz Glitter Gel in Gold. This is my second way of adding gold to my cards. The beauty of this is my panel didn’t have to be perfectly blended. The glitter gel will cover up those imperfections.
As before, I trimmed the panel down and added to a card base made from Buttercream Frosting card stock with craft foam and double sided tape.
Since we have so much going on with the background, I’m just going to add my sentiments to the front with some liquid glue.
I hope you enjoyed these couple ways of adding gold to your cards.
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