Sunday, August 13, 2017

A Touch of Gold

     I hope you are joining us at Sketch~N~Scrap's End of Summer Crop on the Facebook page. There are 4 different sketches that you may choose to use as the framework for your creations. You do not have to have a blog to enter. 
     This card sketch is the second for this crop and it is a good one. 


Card Sketch #58

       My goal for this card was to use a very small amount of gold. I added a 1/4 inch strip with 3 gold gems.

Card and Envelope
     The most important thing I want to talk about for this card is the new stamp set I am using. Actually it is 2 stamp sets with coordinating dies. Melanie Muenchinger of Stamp TV just released the die set for these stamps: A Year of Flowers 2 and Pressed Flowers 2. The Year of Flowers stamps a whimsical - loosely drawn outline of the flower, while the Pressed Flowers stamps fill it in with a rich layer of ink. When I opened my MISTI to reveal the Turquoise Sea in on this flower, I was thrilled with the results - money well spent. 
     I then heat embossed the center of the flower with gold powder. I also used my Versa Marker to draw a vein down the center of each leaf and embossed them as well. 
     The best part is that I didn't have to fussy cut it when I was through stamping. There are a total of 8 flowers in this set: daisy, tulip, rose, poinsettia, lily, and 3 more I'm not sure about. 

Materials List:
     Patterned Paper: Gina K Designs: Petite Patterns
     Card Stock: Black & White    
     Ink: Gina K Designs - Turquoise Sea
                           Jelly Bean Green
     Stamps: Gina K Designs - A Year of Flowers 2
                                                Pressed Flowers 2 
                   Stampendous - 15 Candles
     Die: Gina K Designs - Coordinating Dies 
             My Favorite Things - Blueprint #18
             Lawn Fawn - Stitched Hillside Borders
     Embellies: Gold Embossing Powder
                       3 Gold Gems

2 comments:

  1. This is just beautiful Sharon! Lovely job with the sketch, this card is just so elegant, love everything about it especially the pops of gold!

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  2. Beautiful card and a great take on the sketch! I wish I felt better so I could join in as well, but I am lucky I can function at all lately.

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