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


  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!

  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.